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Can't see main theme from dashboard (6 posts)

  1. xpdite
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Forgive me for ansking the blindingly obvious but as a computer newby it isn't to me.
    I battled through to a position where I could see the WordPress dashboard (about 8 hours), pressed 'view site' and all I got was a page saying site under construction. I thought I was supposed to see a default theme. How do I get to see a default theme so I can proceed?
    I'm hosted by Powweb.com by the way.
    Any thoughts gratefully received.

  2. Your blog is perfectly fine here: http://dashdashdash.com/index.php What you are seeing is PowWeb's "under construction" index.html file. Since, in alphabetical order, index.html comes before index.php, web browsers will choose the index.html file when going to http://dashdashdash.com/ . To fix the problem, delete the index.html file.

  3. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    "Since, in alphabetical order, index.html comes before index.php, web browsers will choose the index.html file"

    This is actually the fault of the web server. It decides which files are directory defaults, and in what order they'll be served up.

  4. This is actually the fault of the web server. It decides which files are directory defaults, and in what order they'll be served up.

    But, if the the web server does not specify a specific order, isn't it alphabetical by default?

  5. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    The order would be specified by how the default files are organized. For example, with Apache and its DirectoryIndex directive, the various files considered "default" would be listed by order of precedence (left to right). Now that could be a list sorted alphabetically, but it would have to be entered that way by an admin.

    Note this is not a definitive point, since it's possible some web server out there does handle this using an alphabetical priority. I've just never worked with one.

  6. xpdite
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks to macmanx and kafkaesqui for taking the trouble to help.

    Some of it was a little over my head - hopefully not for long - but your solution, macmanx, worked a treat.

    xpdite

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