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  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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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