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Migrating from iWeb to Wordpress: how keep former pages active

3263 Views 24 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2013 12:00 PM by Ahïaïaïweb RSS
  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)

    I use Host Excellence to host my sites and setting up Wordpress is straight forward and well documented...

     

    http://www.iwebformusicians.com/iWeb/Website-Hosting.html

     

    Once you have set up your account, add a new site and give it an appropriate name.

     

    Open your account in an FTP application and you will see the folder with the "appropriate name". This is the root folder.

     

    If you move your domain name registration to HE, or use one of the free ones, forwarding the domain name to the root folder just takes a couple of clicks.

     

    Download the "wordpress" folder from wordpress.org and upload the contains of this folder (not the folder itself) to the "appropriate name" root folder on the server.

     

    Enter the domain name into the browser - my-domain-name.com - and the site will appear.

     

    You do, of course, have to set up the data base on the server before you can create your site.

     

    Now upload the iWeb created site folder - "yesicannes" - to the same root folder. Enter the following into the browser to bring up the Home page...

     

    http://www.yesicannes.com/yesicannes/

     

    Any other page of the original site will have the URL...

     

    http://www.yesicannes.com/yesicannes/page-name.html

     

    ... which will be the same as you have at the moment.

  • Roddy Level 6 Level 6 (17,255 points)

    You would contact your domain name registrar to do this. As I pointed out above, its a lot easier to move your domain name registration to your hosting company. Then you can manage them all in one place.

     

    The services shown here will give you at least one registartion free.

     

    Once you ahve moved the registration, it just takes a couple of clicks in the control panel to hook the domain name up with the root folder containing the files.

     

    If you open the new hosting account, create the root folder and upload the original iWeb site to it, this site should remain online while the transfer goes through. In the meantime, you can start setting up the new site.

  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,335 points)

    Your domain does not point to the  iWeb site. It points the the folder, called root, on the server where you publish webpages. Any webpage.

     

    To publish to your new host, change the ftp settings in iWeb.

     

    Your host will tell you what these are.

  • Wyodor Level 6 Level 6 (19,335 points)

    Magic word : educate.

     

    It works/worked for me.

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