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Having basic html page show up outside WP (4 posts)

  1. nanrector
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have a wordpress site obviously. When I use Dreamweaver to create a folder and a page inside to show seperate from my wordpress site it will tries to show the page within the wordpress framework and says 'file not found'. Is there a trick to getting a self-created html page to show up once you have WP installed? I made sure that there is no WP folder that has the same name.

    Thanks!
    Nancy

  2. dkotter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There's no trick as far as I know. I have multiple sites that have other basic pages outside WordPress, or complete systems outside WordPress and they work fine. WordPress tries and redirects traffic to any similar URL's. So that's what I would look for, to see if the folder and file names you are using are similar to anything you have on WordPress. It doesn't even have to be exactly the same, just similar. This is usually nice, since it helps keep traffic for people that type the URL wrong, but it makes it hard to have separate pages.

    You can also try adding some custom code to your .htaccess file, to disallow any redirects for your static directory. I'm not an expert with .htaccess though, but this might be of help.

  3. nanrector
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply. I knew wordpress did the redirect thing so I was testing a few funky folder names just to be sure but still no luck. I know I've done it on other sites but its not working on this one. I will check the htaccess file thing. Appreciate the info!

    Nancy

  4. nanrector
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Worked like a charm. Thanks again!

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