i am looking to develop a new wordpress website in a sub dir to match the structure of our current site, and then once it is finished move it to the root folder where the existing html site resides so that i can to take advantage of our existing search engine rankings on the current html pages.
i have read the page about 'moving wordpress' at http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress
i have also looked at the web page http://askwpgirl.com/how-do-i-move-wordpress-from-a-subdirectory-to-the-root-directory/ and the advice there seems to leave the wordpress site in the subfolder and then redirect the original html pages.
i would really appreciate it any advice or suggestions on which is the best method.
thank you in anticipation.