WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

static page & having same menus/pages/sliders in multi? (3 posts)

  1. blackcat1234
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Needs some advice or pointed in the right direction.

    Here are my details. I'm new to WP. I have a shared godaddy deluxe 4gh account. Ya I know now its not the best to work with but I have to use it for now. My domain was picked up using snapnames when it expired and I can't move it to my godaddy hosting account until next month so I'm using CNAME to point it to my godaddy hosting server for now. I have installed WP 3.3.1 into a folder called /wordpress/

    Here is what I'd like to do although I don't know if its possible.

    1. The site I made has an html intro page. I made this as index.html and this is what it looks like.

    http://www.infinitifloors.com

    If I install wordpress into the same root folder the WP php will take precedent and take over. How do I just make my front page take precedent over the WP index.php? I can easily make my html page into a index.php but what do I need to do to make that work just for the intro? What coding do I need to change and where do I put my newly created index.php?

    2. Right now I have all the wordpress files in a different folder at http://www.infinitifloors.com/wordpress but I can't make a multisite from there as it doesn't bring the theme with it. It looks crappy like this..

    http://www.infinitifloors.com/wordpress/vancouver

    So from what I understand I have to do WP multisite from my root folder so eventually I am going to move WP to the root. I know it works from the root as I did it with my .ca website...

    http://www.infinitifloors.ca/vancouver

    Unless someone knows a way I can leave WP in its own /wordpress/ folder and still create the site I want..

    http://www.infinitifloors.com/vancouver

    ..as this would allow me to leave the index.html where it is. But from what I understand this would not be possible??

    3. From the front page I want people to go to my multisite where people in various suburbs around my city can click on their suburb to know they have service in their areas. So for instance I want to have...

    http://www.infinitifloors.com/vancouver
    http://www.infinitifloors.com/surrey
    http://www.infinitifloors.com/coquitlam

    But I want all the menu's, pages, slides, widgets, plugins to be the same for all. I know google will hit me for duplicate content but I want my customers to know that I offer service/products in their perspective suburbs. No different than for instance like carpages.com which has different suburbs...

    http://www.carpages.ca/British_Columbia/Vancouver/used-cars
    http://www.carpages.ca/British_Columbia/Surrey/used-cars
    http://www.carpages.ca/British_Columbia/Coquitlam/used-cars

    I can already export/import it all but its time consuming as I have a bunch of suburbs I want to list and constantly importing for each one would take up a lot of time for each change I made to the site. As well any plugin updates would have to be done for each site too. I just wanna make changes once and have them all be the same automatically. What do I have to do to make that work for all pages, slides, menus, widgets, etc? Is it possible?

    Any help or pointers or links would be appreciated.

    Thanks

  2. If I install wordpress into the same root folder the WP php will take precedent and take over. How do I just make my front page take precedent over the WP index.php?

    You don't. But you CAN make a static front page which includes the code from your index.html.

    Right now I have all the wordpress files in a different folder at http://www.infinitifloors.com/wordpress but I can't make a multisite from there as it doesn't bring the theme with it. It looks crappy like this..

    You can install multisite in a subdirectory, but ALL your URLs will be http://www.infinitifloors.com/wordpress/sitename/ and so on.

    But I want all the menu's, pages, slides, widgets, plugins to be the same for all. I know google will hit me for duplicate content but I want my customers to know that I offer service/products in their perspective suburbs.

    You can have a network wide menu, and point it to the main site for the 'same' pages. And those pages in your example aren't the 'same', they're similar. They offer different content.

  3. Go Daddy
    Go Daddy Support
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Although you won't be able to get your index.html file to take precedence over index.php, there IS an .html extension that takes precedence - "default.html"

    This article in our Support center - http://x.co/j0m1 - lists all the acceptable default filenames on Go Daddy shared hosting and shows "default.html" has greatest priority, so just use that :)

    Alon
    [ Signature moderated. ]

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic