I´m about to migrate a EZ Publish website to WordPress and I have several questions about the process. Considerations:
- I cannot run WP on the same hosting as EZP so it´s currently being developed on a different hosting co. under a different domain.
- Current EZP version is not secure and I´d like to move to https
- Current EZP version of the site ranks very well on Google
- The directory structure of the EZP site is totally different from WP
Question: How can I move to the new WP site without losing Google rank?
Is it possible to keep the current http EZP site running in their hosting, create a https version of each page in WP in the new hosting using the same domain name and redirect page by page and finally drop the EZP site once everything has been migrated?
The idea behind is that this process will take several months to be completed and, by the time the migration has been done, the new, secure, WP site will rank properly and the drop in ranking will not be noticeable.
Is this a good idea? If not, how can both CMS coexist under the same domain until the new WP version ranks properly without incurring into duplicate content penalties?