I currently have a site that has main domain and internal pages in html + a WP blog hanging off with legacy theme I now want to replace - so it looks like:
http://www.mymaindomain.com - HTML
http://www.mymaindomain.com/allotherpages - HTML
http://www.mymaindomain.com/blog - Wordpress with Legacy Blog Theme
I want to keep the same structure but change the entire site to be Wordpress back-end and update the blog theme to something like Divi from Elegant Themes while still maintaining the content in the blog
So it changes to:
http://www.mymaindomain.com - WP Divi (new content)
http://www.mymaindomain.com/allotherpages - WP Divi (new content)
http://www.mymaindomain.com/blog - WP Divi (existing DB content)
My question is really around the best way on back end to handle this...can I reinstall WP on www.mymaindomain.com (whereas today they are installed on www.mymaindomain.com/blog) and yet still run the blog off of the /blog location AND run it off my existing WP database so I don't lose any of the 1500+ posts I have in my DB?
Or, do I have to install a new WP + DB on www.mymaindomain.com and have the existing WP + existing DB on www.mymaindomain.com/blog somehow run on two databases, each with same Divi theme?
Sorry for making this so long-winded - but hoping someone out there knows the answer.