I want redesign my site totally. Now it’s built in xhtml + css.
My site should change quite often (news, events) but right now I don’t have time to change the code manually. That’s why I want to implement cms (wordpress or drupal).
My question is if that kind of changing site code may cause loosing its page google pagerank (now it’s pr 4). How should I implement this?
The site is Warszawa Powiśle
Well you may not loose your PR at all if you use simple tricks -
Generate a list of all links of your current website. Here is one free tool that may be helpful -
Try taking backup of each link on page by page basis to be on safer side.
After implementing the new site, depending on your CMS used, create the corresponding sections to your cusrrent website sections.
Then use a URL redirect program and hardcode the urls of your old website to redirect permanent (301) to corresponding new section.
If you are familiar with wordpress, Drupal or Joomla then I hope its easy to understand. But if you have not really worked on it before then first try your hands on the chosen CMS for a few days on a dummy site/localhost before you implement them on live site.
Since PR is assigned to pages based on the incoming links to that page changing the address of the page will lose (not loose) the PR for the new page since it doesn’t have any PR to start with. The quickest way to rectify this is to set up a permanent redirect from the old address to the new so that all links to the old page are redirected to the new address. Google will then transfer the PR across from the old address to the new. It may not show for several months in the public PR figures since while Google are constantly updating PR they only publish the values for people outside Google to see every few months.
Felgall, thanks for your answer.
But if I change my current xhtml and css site to wordpress site I will have my new sitemap.xml file in my root directory. How should I put that old one on a server (it’s the same name)?