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Non-member Access (8 posts)

  1. alidagoat
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Dear Community,

    I'm new to WP and wanted to know one simple thing....

    How do I get a non-member (no login) to view the index page of my site?

    I have everything locally installed on my computer and every time I load the index file it forces me to login. What if I just want anyone to be able to visit the site without an account. I have seen live WP sites with this capability all the time, but for some reason I cannot get this to work on my local client machine.

    Please help!!!

    Much Thanks.


  2. lhoylhoy
    Posted 5 years ago #

    just type localhost to your address bar

  3. alidagoat
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply!

    I'm already trying to view my local host. Whenever I put in the URL to my local install "http://localhost:8888/wp2/"

    I receive a redirect to the login page:


    Why does it force the redirect and make me log in?

  4. lhoylhoy
    Posted 5 years ago #

    no just type localhost

  5. alidagoat
    Posted 5 years ago #

    why do you keep telling me to type localhost? that is not helping what so ever.

  6. alidagoat
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i typed local host and i get a blank page. type local host where? i need a little more detail. typing localhost brings me nothing because my computer is not setup to use localhost to resolve anything. my computer is setup to to resolve exactly what i posted earlier. i don't quite understand what you're asking me to do.

  7. n4pgw
    Posted 5 years ago #

    When you talk about the index page to your site, are you talking about index.html or index.php, the main page of your blog?

    In my sites, MyTipsPlace for example, a visitor has access to everything but the admin area. There is no login required. I had to remove index.html for index.php (the WP executable) to display wordpress.

    My WP is installed in the root public_html folder. This means that if someone enters my base URL http://www.mytipsplace.com, they will get my wp frontpage. (Maybe that is what you are calling the index). I see you have yours in the wp2 directory. If I were to have done that on my site, the users would have to go to http://www.mytipsplace.com/wp2 in order to see my wp site. If this is the case, someone else will have to tell you how to edit your .htaccess file, or whatever is needed to redirect your users directly to the wp directory.

    I hope this makes sense or helps.

    Good luck

  8. alidagoat
    Posted 5 years ago #

    n4pgw thanks for trying to help, but I'm still not getting the result I'm looking for.

    I'm going to start over again see if I can get some help.

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