Question by Ben C: How can I install WordPress without losing all the indexed html pages?
I want to switch to a clean new WordPress theme for a site, but Google has indexed 2500 pages from the old site (mainly due to a calendar module creating a new page for each day). How do I ensure all those pages remain accessible for Google, without throwing up a “Page Not Found” when someone tries to access it after installing the new WordPress theme. The current site is content managed and is running pHp.
Answer by Pete White
Installing a new theme will have no effect on your current WordPress posts and pages. As long as you don’t delete the posts or pages through WordPress, you will be fine when installing your new theme.
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