I'll preface this with reminding everyone that I have minimal experience.Thanks for your patience.
A root folder or root directory is just the generic term for the folder where my entire website exsists, correct?
My wordpress files already exsist in that website folder ( in a file named wordpress). They are already live on the web, but my home or index page needs to be changed so that the wordpress front page is comes up when my basic address is typed in.
Another words currently my wpblog frontpage comes up when I go:
and I want it to come up when I go to:
So I don't think I need to move the bulk of the wordpress core files anywhere, right?
I'm gleaning that if I just copy the index.php and .htaccess file to
where my earlier websites' index.html file now exists that is what needs to happen?
So I would have two index.php and .htaccess files, one set outside my wordpress folder and one within? Or do I eliminate the old ones?
So I am thinking below are the instructions that I need to follow from "Giving WordPress Its Own Directory" instructions
7 Copy the index.php and .htaccess files from the WordPress directory into the root directory of your site (Blog address).
What does the " (blog address)" tell you to do here? And don't my files already exist within the directory?
8Open your root directory's index.php file in a text editor
9 Change the following and save the file. Change the line that says:
to the following, using your directory name for the WordPress core files:
Here what does "using your directory name for the worpress core files" mean?