I am redesigning a site in joomla, and moving it to new web host. The new site will be in Joomla 2.5, and the old site seems to be some version of Joomla 1.5 plus some home-made cms called netdocs. I am coming back to this after many years away.
If I understand the redirect procedure correctly, I put it in the meta tag of each page. I see that I could redirect an entire directory, which I assume correlates to a category in joomla, but where would I put that?
My other questions are :
1. will I end up with 2 permanent "directories" in the end: 1 for all the old site page redirects and the 2nd for the new joomla site?
2. I seem to remember that there is a way to create the new site on the new host and then just redirect the domain, but since the new site will be in a joomla folder it won't match the old site structure (that does not have that folder, so is there anyway to avoid hundreds of redirected pages?