The existing corporate website is a non-CMS, dreamweaver dinosaur, with the top level HTML pages residing in the web root directory:
I recently installed WordPress, and the site can now be re-implemented, page by page, in WP. Of course all the new pages have URLs that show the wordpress installation directory, e.g.
All this while, the general public will be unaware of the under-construction site in the WordPress directory, and will continue to use the existing non-CMS site.
Question is, when the WordPress site is complete, what's the recommended way to replace the old site? i.e. make it accessible without the
WordPress directory in the URL.
I'm assuming that what I've done so far is common best practice, if not, please let me know too.
UPDATE: I just found this: https://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory
Many people want WordPress to power their website's root (e.g. http://example.com) but they don't want all of the WordPress files cluttering up their root directory. WordPress allows you to install it into a subdirectory, but have your website served from the website root.