Transition plan

We must assess all remaining content on and either re-write it or archive it and delete it. Departments must assess their website content and determine if their webpages should be archived and deleted, or kept, combined and rewritten for

Process for archiving and deleting webpages from

Follow these steps to ensure your previous website content is preserved and remains usable should you or anyone need it later.

Archive and delete pages that will not migrate to

  1. Capture the pages and save the html files to your G drive.

  2. Email to ask them to set up page redirects in English and French to

  3. eServices will set up a page redirect in English and French and notify you when the redirect is in place.

  4. Delete the page from your RedDot project in English and French.

  5. Email the English and French URLs of the pages you’ve deleted to and and ask them to delete the RedDot pages and server files in English and French. When you email, copy in

Small websites you will migrate to all at once

Your website cannot be updated once you capture it. This means you will have to call for a content freeze on your website while you rewrite your pages and migrate them to, or you can complete these steps immediately after you migrate your content.

  1. Contact to access the tool to capture your website.
  2. Run the scan on your website and save the scanned files to your G drive.
  3. Email to ask them to re-direct the domain name of your small website to
  4. eServices will set up the redirect in English and French and notify you when the redirect is in place. When you email, copy in
  5. Delete your RedDot project webpages in English and French.

Bundles of content from more complex websites

Use this option to start tackling more complex or large websites. This will allow you to work on a bundle of priority content and then archive and delete that content from your website.

  1. Capture each page. Repeat this process for each page you will delete.
  • In Chrome. Open the page you will archive. Select the tools menu (3 dots), "More tools" and "Save page as…"
  • In Explorer. Select the tools menu (cog), "File" and "Save as…"
  • You can also open the page, right-click and save it as an html.

2. Save the page as an html file on your G drive. Group all of the pages for a project in 1 folder.

3. Once your webpage has been published to, email to request page re-directs be put in place for English and French. Include the URL of the page or pages you have archived and the URL of the page where it will point. When you email, copy in

Last update:
Jan 16, 2020