WordPress Speed Up Service | WordPress Website Maintenance Packages Installing WordPress to root directory with existing static site. Concerns?, by gpalz Hello Forum Members, I’d like to update a simple static HTML site to WordPress one. This would be my first WP site and I already have a theme in mind to use. The static HTML site has seven pages and an images sub folder in the root directory. My current thinking is to install WordPress into the root directory that the current static HTML site resides in, build it in the background and delete the old site(static HTML) when the WP site is ready to go. I know I’ll have two index files (index.html and index.php), but I believe I can specify the load order in .htaccess or through the site admin panel (need to look into to be sure). Would there be any concern installing WordPress into the root directory that the current HTML site resides in? I’m trying to avoid having to figure out moving the WP site either from a web subdirectory or locally on my PC(WAMP) to the web root. Just trying to make it as straightforward as possible without risking messing something up when moving it. Thank you for your time an insights. Installing WordPress to root directory with existing static site. Concerns?