I have an existing HTML site and my original intentions were to only use WordPress as a blog for now with the possibility of eventually converting my HTML site over to WordPress. Well, I have decided to just go ahead and convert my site over to WordPress now and get it over with and I have a couple of questions...
Firstly, I already have WordPress installed in it's own sub directory outside of the root... Just to clarify, i'm already aware of the procedure that is used to point your home site's URL to a sub directory, which is explained at:
I would really much rather just go ahead and put a fresh WordPress install in my root directory right now instead of pointing it there later. The problem is, when I do that, WordPress over-rides my existing index.html and WordPress loads instead of my existing site when I punch in my website URL. So... Is there any possible way I can install WordPress in my root directory, so I can develop it from there, but yet have my current index.html load when my web address is punched in until my WordPress integration is finished?
My second question is, if the above isn't possible, what exactly is going to happen to my URLs if I just continue running WordPress from a sub directory and point my home site's URL to it later?
For instance, I need my URL's to be like this when i'm finished:
I have also read that installing WordPress in the root directory is much better from an SEO standpoint and that when you install WordPress in a sub directory it causes duplicate content issues. Is that true?
Any help or suggestions you guys can offer would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.