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Best way to replace WordPress site with Publii?

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    I’ve got several sites I want to switch from WordPress to Publii and am just chasing some advice from those of you who have done this and figured out the best practices.

    I know you start by exporting a WP site and then importing the XML file into a new Publii site (I’ve done that several times successfully).

    My concerns are mostly around not screwing up any SEO aspects by changing urls from the old WP version to the new html version.

    I have several sites with 100+ pages and I don’t want to have to set up a heap of 301 search engine friendly redirects because all the urls are not exactly the same as before.

    For example, I have many WP sites where the page is located in a sub-sub-sub ‘folder’ (ex:

    I have already found multiple pages where the slug in publii is different to that in WP. It has removed a word from the WP slug when creating it in Publii.

    When I import into Publii, will it lose those folders from the URLs? If so, is there a way to avoid that when exporting from WP & importing into Publii?

    Also, what about images, videos & files (ex: pdf). Is there a way to ensure these are also copied over to publii and into the same folder structure?

    I’ve also found that some publii posts are not showing embedded ActiveCampaign (email) forms in their posts, but they do show up in WP. Any idea why and how to fix this?

    Any recommendations or tips anyone can provide around all this would be hugely appreciated.


    Thanks in advance.

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