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[resolved] Home page - index.php (7 posts)

  1. Hilux4x4
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi all - first post & newbie to WP.

    Building my first site & I am trying to insert a Google webmaster tools verification code - of which never gets recognised.

    I am using a static home page from pages.
    The Google link says it will look for the code in the "index" page

    When I input the url http://www.telephoneengineerrayleigh.co.uk/index.html its a dead page of which I cannot find????

    I thought the http://www.telephoneengineerrayleigh.co.uk was the index / home page???

    I followed this advice http://wordpress.org/support/topic/i-cant-find-home-page-in-wp-admin?replies=3 Yet I'm still doing something wrong.

    Just want to get the code recognised with Google.

    Any help for a frustrated WP learner?

  2. brockh2446
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you know if it's refereing to the index.php that is the WordPress root folder on the server?

  3. Hilux4x4
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for replying

    I dont know what that means - Can you enlighten me?

  4. brockh2446
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you have ftp access to the site? if so upon FTPing into the site you should see a top level WordPress folder then sub folders and files ending in .php the first file you see should be index.php this is the index Google is referring to

  5. C W
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you have ftp access to the site? if so upon FTPing into the site you should see a top level WordPress folder then sub folders and files ending in .php the first file you see should be index.php this is the index Google is referring to

    No, it isn't. Google's tools are referring to the home page of the site, not a specific page called "index.html" or "index.php". Trying to paste the code into index.php in the top-level directory will at best do nothing and at worst break the entire site.

    @Hilux: if you are using meta tag verification, go into Appearance > Editor, open header.php, then paste the code immediately after <head>.

  6. brockh2446
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, it isn't. Google's tools are referring to the home page of the site, not a specific page called "index.html" or "index.php". Trying to paste the code into index.php in the top-level directory will at best do nothing and at worst break the entire site.

    @Hilux: if you are using meta tag verification, go into Appearance > Editor, open header.php, then paste the code immediately after <head>.

    Fair enough, sorry I was trying to answer while on the go this afternoon, I read the inital post and title wrong. Thanks for Clarifying Cyril and sorry for any confusion Hilux.

  7. Hilux4x4
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you both so much for replying.

    A little tip from the top by Cyril has made it work.

    All working now & very happy.

    Cheers all.

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