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  • Probably the answer is simple and has been answered many times but to me it is still a mystery. I can’t locate the files for the blog or the initiating file and hence the URL which connects with the blog.

    I installed WordPress on my domain ( in the root directory. I can see three directories: WP-Admin, WP-Content and WP-Includes.
    In the ‘General Settings’ for the blog I can see WordPress address (URL) and Site address (URL). This confused me. I entered the same address for each and of course I am unable to see the result of my efforts to create the blog.

    What should I have entered and where is the blog?

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  • So your current site the index page is: ??

    If that is the cae and you have installed it in the root of your web server then wordpress is at .

    However: This won’t work for you as your server will redirect the request for index.php back to index.shtml .. You will need to either remove or rename index.shtml .. or you can add an entry in your .htaccess file like this:

    RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^.*/index.shtml
    RewriteRule ^(.*)index.shtml$$1 [R=301,L]

    Thank you parable.
    I decided to take WordPress out of the root directory and reinstall it in a sub-directory.
    This has been successful and I am now able to proceed confidently to the next problem should it occur!!

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