You have decided to migrate your division’s website to APADivisions.org. The migration process is a collaborative effort between the division and APA’s Center for Digital Strategy and Services that requires several steps. Welcome to APADivisions.org — we look forward to working with you to migrate your website.
Step 1: Color scheme, layout and logo

The APA Center for Digital Strategy and Services will email the designated division contact person, stating that we are ready to begin the migration process and to present the division website color scheme (PDF, 4.7MB) and layout options (PDF,1MB). 

In addition, one of our graphic artists will contact you about repurposing your existing logo or designing a new one.

Step 2: URL spreadsheet review

Next, we'll send you a spreadsheet containing URLs from your current website to review so that you can decide what content should be migrated and what should be omitted.

Step 3: Mapping and migrating

After we've received feedback from you about what content should be migrated, we will map the new website and then begin building it with that content. We will inform you when the migration process has started. At this time, we will check with you to see if any new content has been added to your old website that should also be migrated.

Step 4: Draft website review

After your draft website has been completed, we will send you the URL for the preview website along with instructions on how to review it. After you've reviewed the preview website, we will complete any updates you request. When you've approved the final product, we'll be ready for the new website to go live.

Step 5: Old website

After the new website has been launched, you can (and should) make a backup copy of your old website and shut it down (unless it is still hosing databases or other third-party applications to which you are linking). All content that was migrated should be removed. If desired, the division is responsible for setting up a redirect from their old landing page to their new landing page on APADivisions.org.

Step 6: Maintaining your website

Once your new APADivisions.org website is live, keep it up-to-date and post new content by submitting requests by email.