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got to the Dashboard but no website

  • I managed to install the program and whatnot through the host I’m using to the point of getting to the Dashboard. Changes I make in the dashboard do nothing and my website still has the host default notice on it, I don’t know how to change the index page. Anybody know why this is? I am assuming I installed something wrong and I can’t figure out how to upload to the suggested path on my host.
    please help. I’m sure this make no sense.
    Rick

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  • How did yo install the program? With an FTP program?
    Did you instaal in a directory, like WordPress?
    Can you give a link to your site? Makes it easier for helping you.

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    @numeeja

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    Is there an index.html (your host’s placeholder) in the same directory WordPress files? If so, delete it – then the server will serve up the WordPress index.php by default.

    OK the site is monarcharborist.com. I uploaded using fireFTP. I first installed without putting into a directory just /. then I tried to upload to http://www.monarcharborist.com/web/content/. I can’t figure out how to change the files through the FTP either. I think I need to change the file on my desktop and overwrite it back through the FTP.
    thanks for being patient.
    Rick

    Your installation is still or again in the root, so this still works:
    http://monarcharborist.com/wp-login.php

    Did you do the 5 minutes step by step? http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

    espescially the wp-config thing?

    OK. The ftp path that the host wants is this http://www.monarcharborist.com/web/content/. I must have uploaded into the root but I don’t know how to upload into the sub file requested. Can I reinstall into the proper file out of the root or do I need to delete the database and start over and how do I do that? I used the directions that the host gave me but I couldn’t figure out how to upload to the proper path and uploaded to the root. any suggestions? What soes the wp-login.php do?
    thanks
    Rick

    Rick, the advice from your host puzzles me because the wp-login.php in the root works.
    Better delete what yo have and start fresh.
    In your ftp program you must select the proper destination: web/root before you upload the files.

    I think the files are in the right place, but there’s a ‘wrong’ index file in the web/content folder. As numeeja said:

    Is there an index.html (your host’s placeholder) in the same directory WordPress files? If so, delete it – then the server will serve up the WordPress index.php by default.

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