I have a client with an existing website, and I want to redo it using WordPress. Can I do, or get away with doing, the following?
Install WP into the existing site directory, and rename index.php to something else; like coming-soon.php
By doing so, I hope to keep the existing site up, while getting the new site ready to go.
Finally, I would "throw the switch," by renaming his index.html file to site-archive.html and replacing it with index.php
Would what I just describe work?