Wordpress + Custom CMS: Is that Dumb?

by Goath
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Hi,

I started a freeware website on a paid CMS system, but this system is discontinued and not updated anymore. A lot of functions doesn't work properly anymore and also it's not up-to-date on SEO basics.

Now I want to set up a Wordpress blog on the same domain under

www.domain.com/blog/.... to write quality articles and how to guides on software and so on, so I can benefit from the age of this domain and its authority...

but I want to keep the old CMS (with more than 200+ pages) on the same domain

www.domain.com

After I earned enough money, I want to reinvest that in some experienced developer to automatically transfer all 200+ pages to my Wordpress page including 301 redirects and that kind of ****


What do you advise me? Do or don't?
#cms #custom #dumb #wordpress
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    Its just my opinion. If your current site makes good money for you, i don't suggest yo change to to wordpress, however as you said your current paid CMS is not good enough, but chancing the structure of links can hurt your ranking. But if you can move your current database and all links using 301 redirect to new wordpress site, you can do it. Also about making a blog, its a solution but it divides your work and i think it annoys you after some time.
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    Originally Posted by Goath View Post

    Hi,

    I started a freeware website on a paid CMS system, but this system is discontinued and not updated anymore. A lot of functions doesn't work properly anymore and also it's not up-to-date on SEO basics.

    Now I want to set up a Wordpress blog on the same domain under

    www.domain.com/blog/.... to write quality articles and how to guides on software and so on, so I can benefit from the age of this domain and its authority...

    but I want to keep the old CMS (with more than 200+ pages) on the same domain

    www.domain.com

    After I earned enough money, I want to reinvest that in some experienced developer to automatically transfer all 200+ pages to my Wordpress page including 301 redirects and that kind of ****


    What do you advise me? Do or don't?
    I have this setup on a few sites. It works fine. The Wordpress can be used for new posts and the domain authority will stay in tact. It's a good strategy.

    Let me tell you, to import any website like you describe into a new CMS is trivial. You could even export the pages/data and the reimport into a new design. A freelancer can do this work for less money than you might imagine.
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