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Want a "splash" page I made to show up as "Coming Soon" until my site is ready (4 posts)

  1. dfkkry
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have a WordPress blog that I hooked up through GoDaddy.com.

    Currently I am still working on the layout, theme, etc, so I haven't really gotten anywhere. However, I have created a static page that has my logo and a "stay tuned" message. I want this page to be the only one that users can see when they access the site- no links, nothing but the image and "coming soon". The only way I could figure out how to do this was to go into my main folder (root folder? I don't know all the terminology yet) and change the code in the "index.php" to show the "Stay Tuned" picture I created. I made a backup of the original index.php so that I could put it back to the way it was once my site is up and running.

    The only problem is, I can't work with WordPress and edit/test layouts like this. Is there any way I can make a static BLANK page (no links, no hint of a blog layout, just my jpeg) through WordPress without having to change the index.php?

    The main problem is that I can't edit and preview my blog layout like I normally would. I want to do editing behind the scenes with one simple page as a cover until I'm through. Does anyone have an idea of what I'm talking about :)

    Thanks!

  2. dfkkry
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    As a side note, I am pretty much a newbie when it comes to this stuff, so please use layman's terms! :)

  3. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    this article might help. i.e. you could call your static page index.html.

  4. dfkkry
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I guess I see what you're saying... but I'm using GoDaddy.com and their default home page is index.php. I tried putting my static page in a file called index.html and the regular blog still showed up.

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