I have a static html website, located in the public_html directory on my server. I want to slowly migrate this website, page by page, into wordpress.
It's a big site with around 1,000 pages. My idea being that I install wordpress into the same public_html directory as the static pages and start with the new index.php page, but have all my other static pages available. Both the wordpress pages and static pages will have the same nav menu, so to begin, the index.php page will have its first nav link to "page1.html" - so clicking this will take you to the static page1.html page. Once I have created "page1" in wordpress I can remove the static html page from the server and relink the page in the wordpress nav menu. And so on for all the pages.
Is this even possible? It'll take a while to move the whole site onto wordpress, so doing it this way would be preferable, one page at a time. I just don't know if it can be done. Any ideas how to achieve this would be greatly appreciated!