The End of Lift and Shift

This is a temporary page in aiding transitioning from Telus to WordPress. It will be deleted sometime after 2022-06-30.

Review and Page Creation (Winter-Fall 2022)

  1. [BOARD]: Select protected areas to convert to a web page.
    1. IN PROGRESS; 85-OC Pass: Ignore PNT and CNT (except where we feel like not ignoring them)
    2. NOT STARTED; Next-OC Pass: Same as the above
    3. NOT STARTED; PNT and/or CNT Pass: Likely we will combine the same name with an OC page (e.g. Halfmoon lake, one page – combined OC and PNT)
  2. [FRANK]: Does initial build
    1. Create a webpage for the respective Protected area (Hint, generate a copy from the ‘Page’ menu).
    2. On the above GDrive, visit the ten area word documents.
    3. Transfer content from the word documents to web page using content guide: Protected Area – Style Guide | SAPAA (
    4. Complete basic formatting of the page
    5. Insert Statistical information about the area.
    6. Insert protected area map into the page via Custom HTML
    7. Review newsletters and other sources for additional content.
  3. [PATSY & HUBERT]: Area Review
  4. [HUBERT]: Silence Procedure for board approval 
  5. [FRANK]: Update the list of protected area spreadsheet

DONE – Pre-work [ALL]

  1. Confirm you can access this GMail account and folder:
  2. Confirm you can edit this GSheet:

DONE – File Preparation & First Pass Upload

[HUBERT & PATSY (a little bit of [LINDA]]

  1. DONE For each pdf and word document, change the name of the word and pdf files to conform to the filename style guide.  
  2. DONE  I have created the compliant names in the GSheet (column D). 
  3. DONE If the name is [REVIEW], there is an issue such as:
    1.  Two rows with the same name
    2. The name of a natural area is a Rangeland, etc.
    3. We will need to review these rows with [LINDA].
  4. DONE Files are located: 2021-WebTransfer > 2010-11_Data > Protected Areas Info > PAInfo
    1. >EcologicalReserves
    2. >Heritage Rangelands
    3. >NaturalAreas
      1. OC
      2. PNT_CNT
    4. >WildernessAreas
  5. The Protected Area – Style Guide | SAPAA ( is available here for reference. 
  6. Proceed with the next steps only when the domain name has been successfully transferred
  7. Once a filename has been updated, upload it to WordPress. 


  1. Obtain the URL for the above loaded file and copy it (e.g. Control-C)
  2. Go to the Protected Area Location Sheet
  3. Highlight the respective Area file name (Column D). 
  4. Hyperlink the area to the relevant file (hint: Control-K is a short cut)
  5. Return to WordPress – protected area page and confirm the link works
  6. Once all areas have been uploaded, this is the end of the ‘lift and shift phase’ of the project

DONE – File Naming Conventions and Metadata

Naming conventions for these files are as follows:

  • File name suffix indicates the type of protected area the file represents (e.g. na = Natural Area).
  • Where a protected area has both an Order in Council (OC) and a Protected Notation (PNT) designation, two separate files were created by adding these abbreviations as ‘pre-suffix’ (e.g. [AREA]_OC-na.
  • Natural areas with the name of ‘Heritage Rangelands’ in their file name were given the pre-suffix abbreviation of “[AREA]-HertgRgld-na”.
  • Metadata for each file: