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  • Greetings,

    I’m new to WordPress and blogging and not especially technologically talented. So I’ve spent quite a few hours figuring out how to make WordPress work for me, and now it seems stuck at the starting gate.

    My new blog/site is called and it’s hosted by, where I’ve gone for a number of questions. (They were quite helpful.)

    Right now, I’ve got WordPress up and even saw the template of a blog — but it showed up at an inside page (called and NEVER at the main home page). Now even that internal one seems to be messed up or gone.

    My question is how to do I get WordPress to start going on my home page? I can’t find the admin area or get an index page to work — I tried using that short sweet code in index.php as recommended in another post here, and that didn’t work.

    Now when I call up the page it gives me this error message:

    Warning: require(./wordpress/wp-blog-header.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/v/i/c/vickieelmer/html/wordpress/index.php on line 5

    Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘./wordpress/wp-blog-header.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php’) in /home/content/v/i/c/vickieelmer/html/wordpress/index.php on line 5

    I really need very simple, step by step, look in here and don’t forget this simple basic thing kind of advice to get WordPress going on my home page.

    Thank you so much in advance for your advice.

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  • Where is your blog supposed to be? 0r If it is supposed to be then I think you may have it installed in the wrong place. That is, everything inside the wordpress folder should be installed directly in the html folder but the wordpress folder itself shouldn’t be there at all. Have a look at the codex, especially step #4. On the other hand, you seem to be wanting both and to function?

    Anyway, sort that out first, then if you still have trouble with that ‘require’ error, in index.php, try require(TEMPLATEPATH . /wp-blog-header.php); instead of the relative path.

    Thanks for your response — and your expertise and suggestions.

    I’d like the blog to be right there on the home page — .

    So do I need to reinstall it?

    And if so how do I get it out of the wrong location?

    Remember, this is like waking up in Russia for me – and I don’t speak Russian!

    Appreciate it!

    You’ve never posted anything to this blog, right? I ask because you can move the blog but if you have nothing to preserve it might be easier to delete everything and start over.

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