I want to move my eCommerce site currently running on wordress and woocommerce to a different CMS (Prestashop) The current site only has about 100 pages indexed.

My question is can I remove the site from search console and re-add the domain when I'm done with the new site?

The current site does not have a lot of traffic as I only added it two months or so ago so. I'm not to worried about loosing traffic.

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    What "search console" are you talking about? And what makes you think that you can't do that?
    – Steve
    Apr 24, 2017 at 7:34
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    @Steve Google Search Console is what used to be called Google Webmaster Tools. Apr 24, 2017 at 9:45

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As you have changed the CMS, one thing I would recommend you do is removing the 'old cms sitemap' replace it with the 'new one'.

I also recommend checking that the same version of your website should be submitted into the Search Console. If your website is accessible using http://www.example.com then it should be submitted with 'http' and 'www'.

These two things needs to be taken care in Google Search Console once you change website CMS.

  • Great thanks, I will probably get a bunch of 404 errors that I have to redirect once the new CMS is live? Apr 24, 2017 at 19:40
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    Yes, you will need to redirect the OLD CMS pages to the relevant New CMS pages. Apr 25, 2017 at 8:29

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