I am converting a site to wordpress on a new host after a previous server host shut down unexpectedly. The old site was on CMSMadesimple, which I am no longer supporting. Wordpress is in the www directory following a one-click install, and I've already done quite a bit of work on it.
In the meantime, I've put up a static html version of the site extracted from backups. This has an index.html page, with all other pages in a subdirectory. DirectoryIndex is set to index.html index.php
The problem is that during theme development previews are all showing the static version. I mistakenly reconfigured the wordpress base url to [domain]/index.php, but this is causing most pages to 404 and giving me difficulty logging in.
What is the best way to deal with this situation? The client is being very patient, but then I am married to her :-)
Update: I've managed to fix the base url via phpmyadmin, so login problem is resolved.