Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a regular html website that I would like to replace with a wordpress site. The site name will be the same, I just would rather have the site run through wordpress.
An easy way to do this would be to delete all my original site files, install wordpress in the same directory and be on my way. The problem is that I can't afford to have my original site down for a week while I'm building the new one.
Is there an easy way around this? The only thing I can think of is to buy up a test domain name and create the wordpress site there, then move it over to the original site location when I am finished. This seems like a bad way to work because all of my links and everything will be broken when I change locations.