Very new to WordPress, and hoping that someone can help...
My current site is a HTML site with a normal index.html as the home page. I am now building a new site in WordPress and wanted to get some advice on what to do when I launch the new site.
I am currently building my new WordPress site in a folder called: http://www.mydomain/new.
When I have finished it, do I have to move all of the files from http://www.mydomain/new to http://www.mydomain/ (this is where my current HTML files reside), or can I just do some form of re-direct and leave them in the /new folder?
Second part of my question is: if I leave the WordPress in place (/new folder) and use the re-direct option, will this effect my SEO with Google?
Many thanks for any advice,