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WordPress is installed, but all I get is a directory

Category: Wordpress

2014-05-18 6:36 pm EST

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I have WordPress installed on the site and a database created, but all I get is a directory when I try visiting it. Even the admin page comes up as a directory. How do I actually see the blog page.

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2014-05-18 10:18 pm EST
Hello Deanlodes,

This issue is likely due to an .htaccess file in either your Home directory or the public_html directory. It likely has a setting named 'DirectoryIndex' set to something other than index.php.

You will want to edit the .htaccess file in the directory for your WordPress and enter a 'DirectoryIndex' setting of 'index.php>'.

Following the instructions in our article on Changing your default index page should help you get is straight.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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Thank you very much Scott! That was the trick. I really appreciate you accurate and timely response.
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2014-05-18 10:56 pm EST
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