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How to Convert a Static HTML Site to Thesis Part 20 – Write the 301 Redirects

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In this session we show how to write the 301 redirects now that the new site is up so that there are no 404 errors from the old site. We create permanent redirects from the old page addresses to the new page addresses which allows Google searches return the new pages. However, if you type

How to Consolidate 2 Websites into a Single Site Without Losing Google Rank or Authority

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This member wants to consolidate 2 similar sites that she owns and maintains into a single site. Both sites do well in Google searches and she doesn’t want to lose that. We discuss different strategies for consolidating the sites and then the system of 301 redirects that will be required to keep in Google’s good

How to Add an External Link to the Thesis Navigation Menu

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This member asks how to add a link to another website to her menu. We use the Thesis 301 Redirect feature to create a page and a menu link that then links off to another site. So then you asked the question, “Can a page title just link?” I don’t know what that means. Well,

Is There a Way to Make a 301 Redirect Open in a New Browser Window?

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This member asks if it is possible to make 301 Redirects open in a new browser window. We discuss what a 301 Redirect does and when it acts in the web page display process. John McKenna asks from a conversation yesterday, it’s not exactly a beginner question but nevertheless, I’ll take it. He asks whether…

How to create 301 Redirects using an .htaccess file – Part 2 – .htaccess file

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This is the second part of a series discussing how to use 301 redirects in an .htaccess file in order to resolve 404 errors. In this part we discuss what an .htaccess file is, what it does and how to create one. So what is an htaccess file? Well, an htaccess file is a ASCII

How to create 301 Redirects using an .htaccess file – Part 3 – .htaccess file syntax

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This is the third part of a series discussing how to use 301 redirects in an .htaccess file in order to resolve 404 errors. In this part we discuss the syntax of an .htaccess file and look at the various parts of a 301 Redirect directive. So then htaccess file has relatively simple syntax. So