Hope this is the right forum. It didn't seem to belong in the Wordpress one.
I had WordPress on a site then decided it wasn't appropriate and got rid of all the files (manually) and just used static .html pages.
Everything is cool except that if someone has linked to one of the old links - e.g. http://mysite.com/a-post/ - they get a 500 error instead of a 404.
I am assuming we get the 500 error because the server is trying to serve them up with Wordpress. This is a pain with search engines because they are assuming a 404 for missing pages.
Does anyone know if there is an easy way to fix this? I can "remove wordpress" on the webpanel but that will blow the site away. (All right, I am just being lazy and could replace it but I am curious to know if there is another way.)