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Wordpress Problem

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by mrcortez, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. mrcortez

    mrcortez Registered Member

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    Hello, I am trying to set up a wordpress site, everything is working with the theme and all, but for some reason everytime I go to my site it shows mysiteDOTcom /default.php.. I just want it to show the site mysiteDOTcom, not the /default.php part.. What am I doing wrong? Help me fix this!
     
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  2. manmuffin

    manmuffin Junior Member

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    In the admin panel, under the side links > settings > permalinks > change your common settings.
     
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  3. mrcortez

    mrcortez Registered Member

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    I gave that a try, and for some reason it went straight the the hosting site and said there was an error.. Did I do something wrong in the file manager? I'm thinking I uploaded the wordpress web software wrong..
     
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  4. Vjo7a

    Vjo7a Registered Member

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    That's strange, if you configured your permalinks you should get that /default.php added to your url, try deleting the default.php (first make a backup of this file), your server must be giving priority to default.php instead of index.php from your WordPress.
     
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  5. mrcortez

    mrcortez Registered Member

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    hm, well when i log into the file manager, the first thing I see is public_html.. When I open that, that's where I have the default.php and thats the wordpress software I uploaded, I renamed it, wordpress to default.php.. Is it placed in the right spot? Thanks!
     
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  6. mrcortez

    mrcortez Registered Member

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    anyone else?
     
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    artfuldodger Registered Member

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    Default.php is uncommon to any base install of WP I have ever seen.

    It should be index.php.

    The past commenter was correct, just deleting (or simply renaming i.e 1default.php) the file should correct the issue.

    The file location you describe is the correct location for the wpinstall

    Its probably overkill, but the WP hierarchy may help you (youll notice that default.php is not referenced)
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy
     
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  8. mrcortez

    mrcortez Registered Member

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    Thank you sir!
     
  9. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    One way to eliminate the default.php file is as follows:
    1. Enter "Members Area" -> CPanel for your site
    2. Click on "File Manager"
    3. Click the checkbox that appears next to the default.php file
    4. Press the Delete button
     
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