[resolved] making wordpress blog a home page (21 posts)

  1. juliatrops
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi there, I am at my wits end. How can I make a wordpress blog my home page? I am hosted by netfirms.

    If I do a pointer to the directory, then every other reference I have out there appears to be blocked...

    Is there a switch that I can mark that will make it the home page without affecting everything else in the directories?

    Thank you so much for your help!

  2. Austin Matzko
    Posted 10 years ago #

    What is your current home page? Is WordPress hosted in a different directory?

  3. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Oh, with netfirms you'll have troubles if you used their "automatic" install (which sux, BTW :).

  4. juliatrops
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi there, the current homepage is http://www.juliatrops.com, and the wordpress installation is in www/juliatrops/nfblog directory.

    Yes, I used their automatic install.

    It works great, if I use a pointer for the website to point to the actual directory... but then all my other references are cut off... I have an ebay store which calls images from my website. Is there anything I can do -

    What if I reinstall and then copy my current files for this particular website over to it.. actually, all the sites existenceinthedream.com, lifedeathbecoming.com and mozarts-strings.com are all the same - so that wouldnt be a huge problem to do...

    is that a better idea?

  5. juliatrops
    Posted 10 years ago #

    what else should I look out for - I have only done all this in the past week, so no real comments have happened to make sure all is working well... if any of you have time, I would really truly appreciate some feedback.

  6. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    1. Your site wants me to download it :)
    Is it a new install or an upgrade?
    2. Find a better host.
    3. Or, at least get rid of that install in "nfblog" and do a manual install in your root. (For some unknown reason netfirms has this stupid, useless, idiotic idea to put every blog a directory called "nfblog"...)
    4. You can try this
    but if it doesn't work on your server, don't blame me!

  7. juliatrops
    Posted 10 years ago #

    hi Moshu...
    thank you for your response..

    - new install, not upgrade. I just switched to netfirms because of the store ability they have. Thought I would try them for a year.

    can I choose to do a manual install in the root?
    I will check out the codex ref you gave..

    So guess you are saying I should just reinstall in the root...?

    Thank you!

  8. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    For manual install see this:
    The previous links was for the case IF you want to leave your WP install in a subdir, but have the blog to show up in root.

  9. juliatrops
    Posted 10 years ago #

    sorry, back again, just read the codex -

    does this mean that when a person goes to http://www.juliatrops.com that the homepage will open automatically?

  10. juliatrops
    Posted 10 years ago #

    hi again...
    I am reading the giving wordpress its own directory..
    I dont understand step 3 about the public_html...

    Do I need to create that directory under www/juliatrops/? I dont see any other public_html directory anywhere in filezilla...

  11. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Oh, that's server dependent, sorry. In your case is www/
    On other servers it might be public_html or htdocs...

  12. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have my blog installed in http://www.chipbennett.net/wordpress/

    My homepage is http://www.chipbennett.net

    My root index page is index.php, which contains only a php require call to the wordpress index page:

    <?php require("http://www.chipbennett.net/wordpress/index.php"); ?>

    If you're having problems with relative links, try using absolute links instead?

  13. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Man, your main page is way too long... hardly been able to wait that long to take a look at it.
    And in your right sidebar you have the same ad about ten times.

  14. juliatrops
    Posted 10 years ago #


    so I did it.

    I couldnt find the .htaccess page. I know I have it enabled in netfirms.

    Also have the rss plugin (which was fabulous!!) and got these errors when I opened my page, so I deactivated it, and it seems fine..

    Warning: fopen(./wp-content/plugins/lastsubmit.txt): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /mnt/web_e/d31/s01/b0267acb/www/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/rssautosubmit.php on line 44

    Warning: fgets(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /mnt/web_e/d31/s01/b0267acb/www/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/rssautosubmit.php on line 45

    Warning: fseek(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /mnt/web_e/d31/s01/b0267acb/www/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/rssautosubmit.php on line 63

    Warning: fwrite(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /mnt/web_e/d31/s01/b0267acb/www/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/rssautosubmit.php on line 64

    Can someone please go to http://www.juliatrops.com and see if it is okay??

    THANK YOU!!!!

  15. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The "same ad" is Amazon deciding to put a generic ad in place of the book links I have; not sure why they do that.

    Other than that, the posts took less than a second to load. The SiteMeter and Ecosystem scripts hang up the pageload a bit, though.

    Anyway, is that the kind of solution s/he's looking for, or am I way off?

  16. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It's OK :) glad it worked out.

    greetings from Winterpeg...

  17. juliatrops
    Posted 10 years ago #


    Hey! I used to live in Winnipeg!
    9 Cheltenham Cove. 94-97 - worked at Air Command and 1 AMU at the base....

    Hello to you too!

    sorry, one more q... I have tried to reactivate the rss feed, but it is still giving errors... can it be fixed?

  18. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes, I guess she was looking for a similar solution as yours.
    OK, I understand now what is that repeating ad.
    I just get annoyed by any website that makes my vertical scroller less than 1/4 inch. Sorry...

  19. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

    earlier you mentioned an rss plugin. I don't use any, so I really have no idea why the feeds don't work. Sorry.

    [OT: 94-97? - hmmm... see the sentence about the 90's]

  20. juliatrops
    Posted 10 years ago #

    hi moshu, thank you! and chip too, for trying to help!

    I will read the installation again for the rss plugin, maybe there is a directory in there that I had to change - it appears it is looking for the directory..

    the last question I have for this, is the .htaccess... I couldnt find it in the directory - should I worry about it? or is that server side too?

    Thank you again!

  21. maceyr
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Please excuse me. I'm sure that the answer is here, but I'm not very knowledgeable about hosting and fiddling around with stuff on the site. I've tried before but screwed up something and took a while to get things back so I'm a total noob about this. So, please be patient.

    I also have my blog hosted at Netfirms and would love to be able to get rid of the http://palmdiscovery.netfirms.com/nfblog and change it to http://palmdiscovery.net

    I have read the codex but not really sure how to go about doing this.

    I believe my wordpress is installed in the www/nfblog directory

    So, do I need to create a new directory called wordpress and then move every file over to the new wordpress as they've indicated in the codex?

    Maybe this will be easier if I try this step by step.

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