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22 March 2015

Q: “My WordPress blog post doesn’t have an image on Facebook! What to do?” A: Visit Facebook Developers

Lets’s say you have a WordPress blog and you want to write a blog post.

You write it, you publish it, and when you post the link to the blog post on Facebook, it looks like this:

facebook-problem

, although you’ve taken every measure to have og:image, og:title and the rest implemented correctly (How To Add Open Graph Meta Tags To WordPress | Elegant Themes Blog).

You try to refersh Facebook, you clear the cache on your blog, and nothing happens. You know that if you will wait, after a while, things solve by themselves, and the image appears. But you want a quick solution. How to solve it?

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How to handle an old WordPress web site (created initially for a small project, but still needing maintenance)

From time to time, specific for a single project, I create a WordPress web site. I put a WordPress theme, add some user accounts.

It is actually simpler to handle a small WordPress web site, rather than create the files in HTML, even for a small project, with only a few links to it.

But the project, being small & tiny, by its definition, ends after a while.

Three things happen after some time passes:

  • You need to update contact information, because some data, inevitably, changes.
  • You still need to update the WordPress CMS (mostly, for security reasons, to prevent hacking) and all the plugins. You might consider updating the theme, also, if you worked with child themes (for older project, I don’t think that this was even an option).
  • You need to make sure that for all the people involved in the project, the site looks good (so, if someone visits the web site, it would look nice as a portfolio).

After some thinking, I found that it’s simpler and easier to just convert the WordPress into plain HTML web sites. See a live example » (see how the web site used to look in the past, on WordPress »). I’ve done a few others, for other web sites.

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Prasanth Chandran – Old & New, https://flic.kr/p/8p7Xmw

What are some takeaways on the project?

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Ai un blog pe site.ro. Vrei să pui un magazin online pe site.ro. Te gândești să muți blogul pe site.ro/blog. Cum să faci tranziția?

Să zicem că ai două lucruri:
A. Blog cu homepage site.ro și pagini interne
site.ro/articol-blog-1
site.ro/articol-blog-2
site.ro/articol-blog-3

B. Viitor magazin online, intenționezi să fie
site.ro – homepage
site.ro/produs-1
site.ro/produs-2
site.ro/produs-3

Incase - Our New Site is LIVE!, https://flic.kr/p/G4hmW
Incase – Our New Site is LIVE!, https://flic.kr/p/G4hmW

Cum faci să treci de la A la B, și ce faci cu fișierele de la A?

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Q&A: What to do if you have a blog on site.com and you want to create a new e-commerce site? Should I add a new domain? Should I move the blog?

(1) Keep the domain as it is for the new ecommerce. Put the ecommerce on site.com.
(2) Move the blog from site.com to site.com/blog
(3) Redirect 301 the old links to the new links.
(4) If you move something, you will likely lose about 30% of link value, even if you do redirection. After a year, you will lose around 40% of the current link value.
(5) Read:

Incase - Our New Site is LIVE!, https://flic.kr/p/G4hmW
Incase – Our New Site is LIVE!, https://flic.kr/p/G4hmW