I've installed WP successfully in web root directory, to eventually power whole website, and ultimately want the install to remain there. There's an existing live site there, reached through the existing index.html file (which I temporarily removed, so I could reach the WP install)
I'd now like to create a development sub-directory, and develop my WP site there (leaving the WP install where it is), and leaving the existing site live, and when ready, redeploy the newly developed site to the web root. I've tried some of the help docs for moving site, and tried changing General Settings, but to no avail yet... and did have to edit the database though PHPMyAdmin to be able to get back to viewing the WP Dashboard.
What is the best way to do this? Or do I need to do a new install of WP in that subdirectory? Thanks for any insight,