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  • To indicate just how green I am right now, I’m not sure if the answer to this question will be a sentence or a book…

    I’ve installed it. Now how do I get a web page to SHOW it?

    Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Um…. navigate to – in other words, if I have wordpress installed at, then that’s what I enter into a browser addy bar to get there….

    But if I do that I get a tree of the files of that directory

    Okay, you don’t get to a tree of files.

    Is this your first PHP drive site? It works totally differently.

    Login to WordPress by typing in your browser address bar, the same one that brought you to this site, the following with the name of your site and the folder you installed WordPress to:

    It should bring you to the login screen.

    Type in your user name and password to get to the Administration Panels.

    You can wander through the Admin Panels, but also look at the very top where the name of your site is in any screen. There is a link there to VIEW SITE. Click it and you will view your WordPress site. Hit the back button to go back to the Admin Panels.

    To access your site without logging in, just type in the index.php address to your site or blog:

    That would be your site.

    Here is information that will hold your hand during the next few days of setting things up:

    Sometimes that means your host hasn’t set index.php as one of the “legitimate” index file extensions for your site. Check with your host; if it’s not set, ask them if they can do that for you. If for some reason they won’t, or it’s set up already but still not displaying your blog, then post back and we’ll try something else.

    I guess I’ll contact my host then, because

    works, but



    Thanks, that helped. My host swears they didn’t do anything, but after they looked at it, the shorter link worked.


    You didn’t answer exactly what I needed, but that was my fault (bad phrasing), not yours. However, thank you for your reply, and for the links, which will now answer my next barrage of questions and prevent me from having to bother you all again (at least not as much).

    Thank you both,


    No problem, glad it’s sorted, and please DO ask. The only useless questions are the ones you don’t ask….

    I second and third and fourth that statement!!! 😉

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