Im about to start on a project concerning a site already using Joomla.
What we are going to do is replace Joomla with WP.
The client needs the existing site live until the WP site is ready. Ill be working with WP on the clients server until then.

My question is:
What is the correct procedure now and when WP is ready regarding the public.html directory?
Ive had similar problems in the past when Ive tried to put an existing WP site into the public.html directory and the URL has still got 'wordpress' as part of the address.

Has anyone any advice regarding this issue?

Thank you,