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got to the Dashboard but no website (8 posts)

  1. RJG
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I managed to install the program and whatnot through the host I'm using to the point of getting to the Dashboard. Changes I make in the dashboard do nothing and my website still has the host default notice on it, I don't know how to change the index page. Anybody know why this is? I am assuming I installed something wrong and I can't figure out how to upload to the suggested path on my host.
    please help. I'm sure this make no sense.
    Rick

  2. henkholland
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How did yo install the program? With an FTP program?
    Did you instaal in a directory, like WordPress?
    Can you give a link to your site? Makes it easier for helping you.

  3. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Is there an index.html (your host's placeholder) in the same directory WordPress files? If so, delete it - then the server will serve up the WordPress index.php by default.

  4. RJG
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OK the site is monarcharborist.com. I uploaded using fireFTP. I first installed without putting into a directory just /. then I tried to upload to http://www.monarcharborist.com/web/content/. I can't figure out how to change the files through the FTP either. I think I need to change the file on my desktop and overwrite it back through the FTP.
    thanks for being patient.
    Rick

  5. henkholland
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Your installation is still or again in the root, so this still works:
    http://monarcharborist.com/wp-login.php

    Did you do the 5 minutes step by step? http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

    espescially the wp-config thing?

  6. RJG
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OK. The ftp path that the host wants is this http://www.monarcharborist.com/web/content/. I must have uploaded into the root but I don't know how to upload into the sub file requested. Can I reinstall into the proper file out of the root or do I need to delete the database and start over and how do I do that? I used the directions that the host gave me but I couldn't figure out how to upload to the proper path and uploaded to the root. any suggestions? What soes the wp-login.php do?
    thanks
    Rick

  7. henkholland
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Rick, the advice from your host puzzles me because the wp-login.php in the root works.
    Better delete what yo have and start fresh.
    In your ftp program you must select the proper destination: web/root before you upload the files.

  8. I think the files are in the right place, but there's a 'wrong' index file in the web/content folder. As numeeja said:

    Is there an index.html (your host's placeholder) in the same directory WordPress files? If so, delete it - then the server will serve up the WordPress index.php by default.

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