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Unique splash page (7 posts)

  1. Dardango
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I need to have my blog site in the root directory, but need an index page that you see when you visit the site to not be part of the blog. How do I do that? Any help would be appreciated

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. Dardango
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks actually I created a static front page for the blog, but I need an index page that is minus the template branding with some flash elements precedes the blog as the index page, although I need the blog in the root directory.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You could create a custom page template with a modified header for your static front page. Or you could create a standalone .html page for your splash page and then link through to your blog's front page. Just add:

    DirectoryIndex index.html index.php

    to the top of your root .htaccess file.

  5. Dardango
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Kinda new to this deal. How do I do that? Can you explain?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    FTP into your site (or use whatever file management application your host provides) and look for a file called .htaccess in your domain's root folder. Ensure that the application you're using is configured to show all files as .htaccess files are often hidden by default.

    Download the file and open it with a plain text editor. Don't use Word or any other word processing software. Use something like NotePad. Add the line I suggested to the top of the file with at least 1 line break after it. Save the file and re-upload it to your domain.

    You should now be able to use a standalone .html page for your splash page.

  7. Dardango
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Esmi

    What I'm trying to do is have this animation here:
    http://roxboroentertainment.com/flash/index.html
    open the site (though you can see I have it in a different directory at the moment)
    And I'd like to have it go to the root URL which is
    http://roxboroentertainment.com
    I made this page is the static page for the site.

    Wouldit be possible to put the flash movie on the static page and have a hide movie command there to remove it after the movie plays? If so, are you familiar with how to do that?

    Thanks!

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