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Want an Initial index.html Webpage before leading into main WordPress Website (8 posts)

  1. makaiman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've created a basic index.html page I'd like to have as a front page before entering into my WordPress website. I am not talking about creating a static front page inside of admin. I do not want that. I've tried manipulating the htaccess, with success, but any link I've created on the index.html page keeps looping back into the index.html page and not into index.php or the main WordPress site.

    Here is my htaccess:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    DirectoryIndex index.html index.php

    # END WordPress

    Is there anyone who can help? Thank you!

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why don't you want a static front page?

  3. makaiman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Because I don't and my client doesn't. Wants this, leading into the wordpress site:

    http://www.paulsiebert.net/index2.html

    I trust you can help...

  4. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm just asking why.

  5. makaiman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Client's answer is, "Why not', that is what I want..." So I'll do it but curious as to if you can help or anyone. I'm also having problem with the JW Player shortcode plugin working inside of anything other than a "post". Can't win here LOL.. Here's that example:
    http://www.paulsiebert.net/?p=321

  6. The right answer is no, that's not doable. For WordPress to work the default index.php has to be the default that loads and not index.html.

    But using a static WordPress page may work but strictly speaking that's not what your client wants.

  7. makaiman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Wow.... So an initial front Page static is forced to look exactly like the index.php Site or similar and not completely different?

  8. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, there are no 'must' reasons for your front, or any, page to look the same as the site, or similar.

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