I have successfully installed several WordPress blogs. Now I need to replace an existing html/php website and want to use WordPress which in its self is not a problem. But the problem I am having is I need to keep the existing site up and running until the new WordPress site is redy to go live. Also I would like to wind up with the WordPress/new site in the document root, if that is possible.
I have red the codex which said to put the new WordPress installation in a folder and then move the index.php and the .htaccess to the root folder and make some changes to the General Settings page in the admin area after completing the setup phase.
In several unrelated tutorials they say that after completing the setup phase you can copy the entire WordPress installation from the folder and pate it in the root folder, which is what I would prefer to do if that is possible.
So my questions are
If I move the entire WordPress installation from the folder and pate it in the root folder after removing the existing html/php website will that brake the WordPress instalation?
Is there any other setting that need to be set like to the General Settings page in the admin area for this to work?