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Best way to update an existing site to a DMS2 site

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Hello DMS team, hope you are well.


Please can you suggest the best way to update an existing site to a DMS2 site.

A while back i built a site using PL framework and now i need to update it to DMS2.


Obviously there are elements which over time have been added, removed, images added and possibly not used anymore etc and ideally i would want to start fresh.

But i don't want to mess with the sites SEO or existing site urls etc.


I also don't want to transfer all the unused / old items so exporting the site and importing the site to a new install wouldn't work (I don't think?)


I assume the best way to do that is to literally rebuild the site from scratch and make sure the urls are the same for all pages etc.


I would really appreciate your advice in this regard.


Thank you.




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If you want to start fresh, then start fresh. Build your site locally, recreate the site completely and then import to your live site using the WordPress import/export tools and the DMS import/export tools.

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Ok, i thought that might be the case.

I am possibly going to develop in a folder on the server and then swap the sites.

so www.site.co.za/newsite and then copy all of that to the root when it is approved.


Will that work ok?


Not done too many of these redo's.


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