I have a static HTML site (about ten years old) which I am going to migrate to a Wordpress site.
I have used Wordpress before but never as a migration target. From some initial background reading I have come up with the following process to perform the migration:
- Check hosting provider/package for Wordpress suitability
- Generate complete current site map
- Make a complete backup of current site
- Install Wordpress in subdirectory
- Install Maintenance mode plugin and activate
- Migrate content to Wordpress instance (looks like this could be painstaking..)
- Install suitable theme
- Customise selected theme with Logo/fonts/colours etc.
- Deactivate maintenance mode
- Make Wordpress site available from domain root
- Delete old static html site files
(The migration may take place over several weeks/months so I need the static HTML site to be available until step 10 is completed)
In my naivety are there any pitfalls in the above process, or additional issues I have failed to consider?
Are there any other accepted 'best practices' when performing this kind of migration?
(I originally asked this question on Stack Overflow but I guess this is a more appropriate place for such a question)