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  • Resolved yakos


    Hello everyone,

    I am having a problem that must be common out there, but I have no idea how to work around it. We created an index.html page as a front page on the WP website and now every time we search for something instead of producing the search results, we are falling back to the index.html page.
    I guess that WP is producing the results but they cannot be accessed because of index.html in the root directory.

    Does anyone know how to get around this issue? Do I need to follow WP docs instructions on how to create a search page? Is this going to resolve my issue?

    thanks in advance


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  • cdukes


    index.html overrides WP’s index.php file, which is the initiator for all WP-related processing. You’ll need to move your index.html contents to a page template in your theme, set that template for a page, and set that page as your front page.

    Thank you very much Cooper for your response.
    I guess we did not expect that when we decided to create the html page.

    However, we live and learn. But I need to ask a question please if you can quickly reply.

    In the new page template we need to build, do we just want to place this on top –
    and leave the rest of the HTML page as is with javascript in it included, or do we also need to include these lines –
    <?php get_header(); ?>
    <div id=”container”>
    <?php ttw_put_ttw_widgetarea(‘top-widget-area’,’ttw-top-widget’,’ttw_hide_widg_posts’); ?>
    <div id=”content” role=”main”>
    /* Run the loop to output the posts.
    * If you want to overload this in a child theme then include a file
    * called loop-index.php and that will be used instead.
    get_template_part( ‘loop’, ‘index’ );
    </div><!– #content –>
    <?php ttw_put_ttw_widgetarea(‘bottom-widget-area’,’ttw-bot-widget’,’ttw_hide_widg_posts’); ?>
    </div><!– #container –>
    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

    We would like to keep what is in the html page if possible and incorporate it into a single php page template. Would this work?

    Thank you again



    You’ll have to give your template a name, via a vis:

    Other that that top snippet, the contents can be anything you want. You don’t have to tick to your usual layout.

    Thanks again Cooper

    I have done as codex says, but the javascript doesn’t seem to work

    Here’s what its doing ( testing on a wp not used ) –

    Here’s what I want it to look like –

    Why is it doing that ?

    Thank you again

    Sorry Cooper,

    I answered my own question. I needed to place full paths on the page for javascripts, in order for the jscripts to be found.


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