Moving site to new platform, how to keep URL structure

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I am going to move SoccerData.net : Soccer Database with Players, Clubs and Staff from around the world. to a new platform so I can better manage it, add a social part to it(forum, community etc) and add content more easily, however I don't want to lose the existing URL structure so for example Emerson (DM) A.C. Milan must stay the same.

I am trying to decide between Joomla and Drupal, and Joomla would be easier to manage from the backend (at least for my [close to nothing] level of 'geekiness') however can somebody tell me IF it is possible to accomplish this and and if it would require some custom tweaking or there is a module/component that would accomplish this?

thx

marco
#moving #platform #site #structure #url
  • Profile picture of the author stevemack
    What about Wordpress platform? Will it not suite your requirements as i feel WP is now a good platform which makes your work more comfortable and easy, of-course CMS like Joomla and Drupal too..!
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  • Profile picture of the author marcolav
    Thanks, I knew somebody would say 'why not wordpress?'
    But that is not what I am asking for, I am asking for a solution to keep the same URL structure moving from an HTML based site to either Joomla or Drupal.

    regards

    Marco
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  • Profile picture of the author bestfriend
    Originally Posted by marcolav View Post

    however can somebody tell me IF it is possible to accomplish this and and if it would require some custom tweaking or there is a module/component that would accomplish this?
    Of course it's possible, (almost) everything has a solution in programming world.

    Yes, it seems you'll need some custom tweaking. The first thing came to my mind is simulating your website URL structure with a htaccess file in the root directory, or with an apache directive. You can dive into this direction.

    I don't know if there is any ready made module/component exists for this purpose.
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  • Profile picture of the author deejayvirg
    Is it joomla good for seo?I've heard it's the worst,this if you don't know how to handle it.
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    • Profile picture of the author productsmith
      As a one time thing, you can create a list of the URLs you want to migrate. It can be mapped using htaccess. The new content you create would be SEO friendly. Assuming you are using SEO modules.
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  • Profile picture of the author nthmarketing
    Marco,

    Seems your probably not much of a programmer which would tell me to move you to the Joomla platform as it is easier to deal with than Drupal although if you were more of a programmer I would of said Drupal. However I wouldn't really of had to since as a programmer you most likely already chosen that.

    Either platform you can keep you structure though, and either structure would work.

    Hope that helps,
    Fred
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  • Profile picture of the author espe
    why dont you move the files to a regular host where you can add, delete or modify folders and files?

    by the way keeping the same structure is not so difficult, example: if you had something.com/something/54564 is basically adding folder "54564" inside of folder "something" and always keep an index.html file inside of those folders.
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