Joomla to Shopify Migration and removing subdomain from Shopify webisite.

Joomla to Shopify Migration and removing subdomain from Shopify webisite.

Penrose
Tourist
14 0 3

I have a question about redirects and removing subdomains used on our shopify website.

 

Our sites:

ourbiz.com (joomla site)
estore.ourbiz.com (shopify)

 

I've 301 redirected all pages from ourbiz.com (joomla site) to our estore.ourbiz.com (shopify) site, except for index.html which is the last step.

 

Then after that I need to remove the "estore" subdomain from estore.ourbiz.com.... so everything, 301 redirects included, etc. will just point towards ourbiz.com (shopify) and ourbiz.com (shopify) will the new final domain and shopify website with all the 301 redirects working properly.

 

What is the best process for this?

 

My assumption here is:

1) redirect oldjoomla.com/index.html to estore.newshopify.com
2) remove "estore" subdomain from estore.newshopify.com

3) done

 

Am I missing anything here?

 

Thanks!

Reply 1 (1)

NomadDesigns
Shopify Partner
10 2 3

Hey @Penrose just checking but your 301 redirects will be going from ourbiz.com to ourbiz.com with only the joomla url parameters pointing to the corresponding shopify urls? As you'll be removing the subdomain you obviously don't want the redirects to be going to estore. 

 

Additionally, if the shopify site has been live and in use and you're just pulling everything together then you'd need to make sure any estore subdomain urls have appropriate redirects in place. 

 

If you have email addresses linked with your ourbiz.com hosting you'd want to make sure you keep your existing hosting or look for an alternative email host such as Gmail or Zoho because you'll only be updating the DNS of your domain to add a CNAME and update the A Records. 

 

Hope that helps, sounds like you're on the right track and I'm sure everything will run smoothly 🙂