We have a new site URL and host. I have redirected anyone who types the NEW site name to automatically be redirected to our old site. I have several questions about what is happening:
1. When I go to "Wikis" from the NEW site dashboard, I get a list that includes ALL the 600+ wikis in the old site (different URL name). How do I stop this WITHOUT stopping the user redirect?
2. The same problem exists for Wiki Category names. When I click "Category" from the Dashboard, under "Wiki", I get a list of all the categories on the old site. How do I stop this?
3. I will need to take our new site (and probably our old site as well) down for three days to complete a full file transfer, completely restructure our site with new Category names, add a numbering system to all 600+ wikis so the next and previous wiki topics will show in correct order (a problem from a previous WP Support question that was never resolved), add to the header menu, add an Index that will link to all Wiki Categories, etc. HOW do I make it so the users can not enter the site PAST the "Home" page, which I will alter to have a message saying the site(s) are down giving the estimated date it will be back up?
4. I have used Notepad++ after download of ALL the old site files, using Duplicator and Snapshot, to change the 6000+ places in files from the OLD site URL to the NEW site URL so everything works when I bring the new site up. I have NOT been able to complete this since WP's new version required all my plug-ins to be updated. I have had serious problems with both Snapshot and Duplicator in trying to download all the files to accomplish this. Is there a WP plug-in or tutorial page with precise instructions to 'move' all the OLD site files to the NEW site that will also change the URL name in all 6000+ places to the NEW site name?
The old site name is works-words.com/NSM-WIKI/WP/wordpress .
The new site name is skydiving-encyclopedia.com.
I will enable Support access to both sites.
Thank you VERY much, in advance, for your help.