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I'm about to switch my current HTML website to WordPress. My website has been up since 2006. I think my situation is pretty standard. Here are the main details of the transition:

  • My current site is in the /public folder

  • Most pages have .php extension

  • The WordPress folder is /clickandbuilds/mywebsite (WordPress.org, hosted by 1&1)

  • I'll also need to do 301 redirects for all .php pages to the WP pages

Is it safe to just switch my domain from the /public folder to the WordPress folder once everything is ready? I assume it's a standard procedure - but I'm not 100% sure.

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As long as all of the '/foopage.php' pages have 301 redirects to their new slugs '/foopage', and the domain name is the same, then: yes.

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