Hi, this is a question for Samboll . . .
It's regarding your response saying to install WP into a directory like /test -- get the site the way you want it -- then move it to your root. I currently (also) have a website up and running -- has been for a couple of years now -- it's for a bed and breakfast. In December I installed WP (letting it install into the /blog subdirectory) and created a blog for our B&B within our domain.
NOW, I find that I really like WP and am also using the new Builder theme from iThemes.com which allows for some really nice customizations even if you aren't super-techie inclined. So NOWWWWW I'm toying with the idea of totally re-doing and updating our website and doing solely in WP. So, (and sorry for so many words) I guess my question is . . . can I just continue to create the remainder of my new and improved website within the /blog WP installation and just not have those pages visible from the navigation menu? Then, once I get it ready to launch, do like you recommended and move all the files to the root?
There is part of me that is a little nervous about the whole endeavor, but I still think I'd like to try it. OH! Another BIG question -- my current website -- when you view a page has .html at the end of the URL for the page name file extension. I've not seen this appear in any WP pages and I'm wondering -- once I move everything over -- how will it affect any users/visitors to our website who may have bookmarked a page?
Again, sorry for all the words, but I would appreciate your comments/suggestions. Thanks a bunch.