GoDaddy default "welcome.html" still displaying after WP install (4 posts)

  1. bencross02
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello WordPress community -

    So here is my problem. I am a relative newbie on wordpress. I have installed the latest version to a root directory on a GoDaddy hosting account. The admin section works fine. except that when you click the blog title link on the top left it goes to a default GoDaddy "welcome.html" page. I tried changing the wordpress and site URL in the general settings tab on the admin page which then locked me out of my own admin. So uninstalled and re-installed wordpress again to the same result. I deleted the GoDaddy file from my root directory and am still having the same problem. PLEASE HELP!!!

    Thanks to anyone who can help me out with this.


    (on a side note this whole thing started when I was trying to migrate a wordpress site I had designed already to the aforementioned root directory. Which backfired severely and I lost ALL of my work!!! - If you are new to WordPress, I recommend reading EVERYTHING YOU CAN about moving a wordpress site prior to attempting it!)

  2. Samuel B

    Posted 5 years ago #

    you will need to rename or delete the welcome.html or index.html supplied by godaddy for the wordpress index.php to work

  3. spamanco
    Posted 5 years ago #

    How do you exactly delete the welcome.html or index.html supplied by GoDaddy?

  4. James Huff
    Support Representative
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Use the file manager in GoDaddy's control panel or use an FTP client.

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