I've done a redesign of our site's blog on an off-site location. This redesign has a static frontpage that will be the landingpage of our site.
I now want to install this redesign (as a fresh WP install) in our site's root directory but I'm told this cannot be done and that it will have to be installed in a subdirectory (blog).
But if I understand correctly, then the static WP frontpage will NOT be the landing page for our site, but rather the existing index.html file that is currently in the root directory. I'm told that our main http://www.----.com should be redirected to http://www.---.com/blog and that no one will notice that our landingpage will read http://www.---.com/blog and that essentially http://www.----.com and http://www.----.com/blog will be the same thing. Then the blog (the page I created for it in my redesign) will then be http://www.----.com/blog/blog.
I don't particularly like this and although I'm not a WP expert, I don't think that's needed either.
My client tells me a WP install cannot be done in a directory that has already folders in it (for x-cart, forum, etc.) and that there is no way to redo an entire site restructure without taking the entire site offline and that if I'd want to install WP in the root directory (to make sure that my static WP frontpage is our site's landing page), I'd have to delete everything in there and empty the directory.
I think this is simply not true. Am I correct in thinking this?