We have a case where I have inherited a WordPress site to replace the current (older) site.
The WordPress development was all done at www.website.com/new-site
. In fact it is at www.rain1.com/new-site
We are almost ready to go live. I am thinking of a simple way to do that would be to just replace the old index.htm (or php) with a redirect to www.website.com/new-site
Are there any downsides to this? Everything in the Wordpress (the permalinks, etc.) point to the new-site directory.