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  • Currently, my index.html of my website is really ugly when compared to the first page of my blog. Is there anyway the home page of my blog can replace index.html?

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  • If your press is installed in your web-root folder, just delete the index.html file.

    I deleted the index.html file. However, that caused a list of everything in my public_html folder to be displayed. One of those items was the wordpress folder. I then downloaded the index.php file from the wordpress folder and uploaded it into the public html folder. This did not work. I renamed the index.php file to index.html. That did not work. Finally, I uploaded the orginal index.html fiLe.

    WordPress was already installed on my site when I signed up for web hosting. Currently, I access my wordpress page by typing


    What exactly do I have to do to install wordpress in my web-root folder?

    Is there anyway that I could someway get the index.php file to work in the public_html folder?

    To make WordPress available at in Settings->General, change the Site address (URL) to and put this index.php file in your web-root folder (public_html)

    /* Short and sweet */
    define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);

    Then update your permalinks by visiting Administration > Settings > Permalinks and clicking on Save Changes.

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