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SOS – Blank home page

  • Happy Little Baker
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    @happy-little-baker

    Hello, Please, please can somebody help me. I use 1and1.co.uk to host my site. I’ve installed WP & can access my dashboard. I wanted to try out a few themes to see which best suited my baking blog BUT I’m finding that my home page (no matter which theme I use & I have switched to Twenty Eleven & removed plugins) does not show in any browser. However, the About Page does show. When I type in http://www.happylittlebaker.co.uk I’ve noticed that the URL bar shows /defaultsite. I’ve tried searching for a solution on various forums and no posts seem to reflect the same problem, ie home page does not show but Pages do. I have tried to make the Home as a Page but that doesn’t work & I’ve checked for duplicate .html files in the main directory. I’m not very technical so any help would be very much appreciated.

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  • I’ve checked for duplicate .html files in the main directory

    Did you find it? If so delete it.

    Happy Little Baker
    Member

    @happy-little-baker

    Hi Krishna – there was no duplicate in the main directory. Just a .html and a .php which I think is correct.

    When you have the .html file it tries to load first. If you do not want delete it, rename it by adding something like -old.

    Happy Little Baker
    Member

    @happy-little-baker

    Hi – Tried that but still no change. What I’ve also done is created another index.html file with a very simple script and uploaded that to the root directory. Typed in the url in a browser and still get the same result. I suspect I will have to reinstall WordPress as it’s not reading the index file to launch the main page.

    Pescao6
    Member

    @pescao6

    Call your web host and ask them what’s your home page supposed to be because you’re not supposed to have index.html and index.php; it could be one, the other, or something completely different. But I’m pretty sure it’s index.php for WordPress.

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