Another "newbie" here. The Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory document is very good. But my case is just a bit different, unless I've missed something. A little background. I run a small... er, micro publishing company. Before reading this I thought that I'd like to have a different WordPress iteration for each author I represent, all linked to a static/standard html home page. So I went ahead and install my first iteration (first author) to a subdirectory and have been merrily adding content. Then I realized that I could use WordPress to make a static home page. So what I want to do is to keep everything I've done, but create a static home page in the root directory based on the same template without messing up what I've done.
According to what I am reading I can keep the current WP installation in the subdirectory and just change the Blog Address to the root directory URL (step 4 in the above document) and save changes (step 5). I can skip step 6 because the core files are already installed in the subdirectory I want them in. Then I need to execute steps 7-11 (not sure I have permalinks or not. How would I know?
Does the above sound correct? And will it screw up the content I have created in the subdirectory?
thanks for the help.