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When recreating a site from archive.org...

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by turdface, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    Do you have to copy all the formatting and everything or just the content? Can I just do a copy paste into WP rather than recreating the site like how they had it with their .html and stuff?
     
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    infoasian Supreme Member

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    Content is all you need to copy imho. It would be totally normal to change design from static to WP.
     
  3. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    That's what I was thinking but I wasn't sure.
     
  4. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    Another important factor is the site structure, to keep same URLs or at least redirect the old pages to new ones or home page. Google doesn't like 404s from missing pages and you would also loose any backlink to subpages.
     
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    en.outgoing Registered Member

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    Hi all... raising the dead here, but have two questions about this topic please.

    Q1: I am also recreating a domain from archive.org, but instead of copying the images from archive, I replaced them with different images but same filename, alt text etc. Is that acceptable?

    Q2: The initial structure for the images on the domain were

    Domain.com/images/image.jpg

    My wp setup is posting them as

    Domain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/image.jpg

    I am using a plugin to redirect to ^^ page, but would like to learn to do it the proper way.

    How would I go about changing it, any help is appreciated.

    thanks