So I am in the very beginning stages of product deveopment. Before I launch my ecommerce store, I would like to hit the ground running with a website that already has some traffic and age behind the domain.
Im looking into creating a WordPress (or other CMS?) site to begin some light blogging about the product niche. I have a few concerns that I will list out for you guys for convenience sake.
- Is transferring blog content that has formating features not native to Shopify's blog editing going to be problematic?
- Will the change in URL structure cause any problems and also will I have to 401 redirect in the case I get a link to a blog post that has a new URL?
- How badly does switching CMS affect rankings/traffic?
Overall, Im looking for the most seamless way to make a non ecommerce site into an ecommerce site.
edit: from what I have read subdomains are not the best option and I am also not interested in using wordpress for my ecommerce functionality.