Love this engine after comparing a bunch of different options. I'm migrating from SubText (http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog). I figure I'll import my content using the BlogML module (but likely to use something
like Disqus for commenting and need to figure out how to import my comments using Disqus). My question is about handling my old URL format & preserve search rankings.
Today my blog engine lives under the /blog folder (which runs as an ASP.NET application). When I deploy Orchard I plan to deploy it to the root (using Azure Hosted Services, not Azure Websites). My current engine uses a specific URL formatting, for instance
all content is under /blog/archive/YYYY/MM/DD/[posttitle].aspx, rollups for specific categories are /blog/category/##.aspx, rollups for a month are /blog/archive/YYYY/MM.aspx.
What I'd like to do is create some sort of a global handler where URLs not caught by Orchard are handed off to my HttpModule/Handler. It will see if the URL matches an old SubText format and if so, use a local table that I populated with old & new URLs to
redirect them with a HTTP 302 & record the HTTP referrer when it occurred.
Because I plan to use Azure for deployment, I can't just easily create a new /blog folder as a new ASP.NET application and stick a global HTTP handler for all requests come in. Ideally if I could just put an edit into the Orchard web.config that routes everything
with [domain]/blog in the URL to my custom module. The goal is to make the absolute minimal changes to the Orchard core source as I don't want to maintain my own fork if at all possible (I don't mind obtaining modules & themes locally, packaging and deploying
to Azure each time I want to change stuff).
So how would one suggest you go about this when deploying Orchard?