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!
What is your current home page? Is WordPress hosted in a different directory?
Oh, with netfirms you’ll have troubles if you used their “automatic” install (which sux, BTW :).
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?
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.
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!
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…?
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.
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?
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…
Oh, that’s server dependent, sorry. In your case is www/
On other servers it might be public_html or htdocs…
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?
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.
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??
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?
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