Offsite Redirect needed ? migrating to another registrar

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  • #544657

    hackthisway
    Member

    I am migrating to WordPress.org , retaining my domain name, but changing registrar , kindly let me know if Offsite Redirect is needed ?
    Would I lose SEO ranking and site stats ?

    The blog I need help with is hackthisway.com.

    #544839

    tandava108
    Member

    If you have been using domain mapping for a while, and using the mapped domain as your primary name then you don’t really need Offsite redirect. Just change the domain to point to your .org hosting – this is the URL that will be in search engines anyway.

    I assume that you will be importing your existing posts and want to retain SEO ranking here. I remember someone (timethief I think) saying that you had to use a certain option on the .org URL handling to make it use the same URL names as wordpress.com. If you do that then all links and searches should be preserved. I can’t remember what this option is though … maybe someone else can help.

    #544841

    airodyssey
    Member
    #544849

    tandava108
    Member

    Thanks, that was the one. The option is to set permalinks to use “Date and Name Based”:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

    #544903

    hackthisway
    Member

    thanx @tandava108 @airodyssey

    “Using Permalinks” link was a great help..

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