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  1. dcroe05
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    To indicate just how green I am right now, I'm not sure if the answer to this question will be a sentence or a book...

    I've installed it. Now how do I get a web page to SHOW it?

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Um.... navigate to yoursitename.com/yourwordpressinstallfoldername/ - in other words, if I have wordpress installed at http://example.com/wordpress/, then that's what I enter into a browser addy bar to get there....

  3. dcroe05
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    But if I do that I get a tree of the files of that directory

  4. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay, you don't get to a tree of files.

    Is this your first PHP drive site? It works totally differently.

    Login to WordPress by typing in your browser address bar, the same one that brought you to this site, the following with the name of your site and the folder you installed WordPress to:

    http://example.com/wordpress/wp-login.php

    It should bring you to the login screen.

    Type in your user name and password to get to the Administration Panels.

    You can wander through the Admin Panels, but also look at the very top where the name of your site is in any screen. There is a link there to VIEW SITE. Click it and you will view your WordPress site. Hit the back button to go back to the Admin Panels.

    To access your site without logging in, just type in the index.php address to your site or blog:

    http://example.com/wordpress/index.php

    That would be your site.

    Here is information that will hold your hand during the next few days of setting things up:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/First_Steps_With_WordPress
    http://codex.wordpress.org/New_To_WordPress_-_Where_to_Start

  5. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sometimes that means your host hasn't set index.php as one of the "legitimate" index file extensions for your site. Check with your host; if it's not set, ask them if they can do that for you. If for some reason they won't, or it's set up already but still not displaying your blog, then post back and we'll try something else.

  6. dcroe05
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I guess I'll contact my host then, because

    http://www.dcroe.com/blog/index.php

    works, but

    http://www.dcroe.com/blog/

    doesn't

  7. dcroe05
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    vkaryl,

    Thanks, that helped. My host swears they didn't do anything, but after they looked at it, the shorter link worked.

    Lorelle,

    You didn't answer exactly what I needed, but that was my fault (bad phrasing), not yours. However, thank you for your reply, and for the links, which will now answer my next barrage of questions and prevent me from having to bother you all again (at least not as much).

    Thank you both,

    Dale

  8. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No problem, glad it's sorted, and please DO ask. The only useless questions are the ones you don't ask....

  9. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I second and third and fourth that statement!!! ;-)

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