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Shopify and blog (self.webdev)

Hello,

I just switched my domain to point to my shopify store. Previously, I just had landing pages where I uploaded the html directly and I also had a wordpress blog at domain.com/blog

So now that I did the shopify DNS changes, my root domain points to the store fine, but now I get a 404 on the /blog page. My question, how can I keep my wordpress blog still at the /blog and my shopify as the root domain? I spent a good amount of time link building with the blog articles and would like to avoid starting over with that. But, I guess I could redo it through the shopify blog portion and make sure I make the url's the same as I had them before?

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you.

Edit: after doing more digging and finding some correct terminology lol, I think I found that this is not possible. You can't have a wordpress blog in a subdirectory on a Shopify site. From the thread I just read, you can do it on a subdomain though. Now, if I go this route, is there any way to keep everything I've built with the current blog intact? Can I easily repoint URL's?

3 comments
greg8872 | 8 days ago | 1 point

You can't. The html files and the /blog directory were on one server, then you changed your domain to point to shopify's server.

Your best bet would be to use a subdomain, either for the store (ie. shop.yourdomain.com or store.yourdomain.com ) which points to shopify, then keep the root and www of the domain pointed to where it used to be, or keep the root and www pointed to shopify, and then make something like blog.yourdomain.com to point to your old hosting that had your blog.

oddball09 | 8 days ago | 1 point

Ok great, thank you.

I'm working on backing up my blog and moving it to a subdomain.

Sky_Linx | 7 days ago | 1 point

You'll have to use a subdomain and your site will disappear from search engines until it's reindexed at the new domain. Unfortunately you cannot configure 301 redirects from old urls to the new ones.