This means that the Greenpeace International Infrastructure team is about to “turn on” the switch and redirect the traffic of greenpeace_DOT_org/NRO from Planet 3 to your Planet 4 PRODUCTION server. Here’s what will need to be done and by who:
Firstly, the CI configuration must be updated to use the new production hostname, and then the database is updated to replace any instances of the pre-launch domain with the final live domain. Detailed instructions are in Google Docs here
At the agreed time, the GPI INFRA Team will start operations to redirect greenpeace_DOT_org/NRO from Planet 3 to Planet 4. This should take around 10 / 15 minutes, depending on the volume.
Right after the Akamai activation has been completed, operations will be starting to bulk add /archive-YOUR-NRO/ to Planet 3 pages.
This means that https://www.greenpeace.org/international/about/ will become https://www.greenpeace.org/archive-international/en/about.
The mobile versions of P3 must be redirected to P4, since they are treated separately form Planet 3 itself. If we don’t do this, when users will search for Greenpeace in their mobiles, the P4 responsive version will still point to P3. This quick practice can be done by opening a ticket to Global IT support.
Good practice is to insert a “Search the archive” link in your Footer Secondary , for users to access it easily and you not to get lost in URLs..
Planet 3 should stop being crawled by search engines, that’s why we have to add robots.txt, by opening a ticket to Global IT support. Here’s the naming convention followed with p3:
All naming conventions should be redirected to P4, since our website is now fully responsive.
In case people would still reach Planet 3 it is important to specify that this is now an archived version and ask them to visit the new website.
Time for you to do some checks to make sure everything works as planned. Here is a guide for things to check after go live:
Time for some comms with your audiences! Your office has (hopefully) been releasing some teasers to “create the buzz” for the launch of the new website, time to tweet, post, do live stories, email…