I apologize for posting a redundant topic (I have looked at numerous posts on moving a site here), but I'm seeing two different references that people point to as the answer and I need to know which procedure is the right one.
Presently, I have a subdirectory install, and soon, I will need to move the site to the root (caspca.org/wordpress/ to caspca.org. In searching the forum on this topic, I see some people referring to these instructions:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Moving_WordPress_Within_Your_Site - (On Your Existing Server section)
and others I see pointing to this:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory#Using_a_pre-existing_subdirectory_install (Using a Pre-Existing Subdirectory Install section)
The FORMER seems to be the correct procedure, because in Step 10, it talks about a search & replace plugin to change all permalink paths from website.com/wordpress/ to website.com/, whereas the latter does not instruct me to do this. Can anyone please confirm which one of these procedures to use.