I have a managed wordpress site with a theme installed.
I'd like to add my own files onto the homepage so this is what I did.
These are the files :
Folders: Fonts , lib, loading, media, skin
Files: fonts.css, script.js, index.html
I added all my files to public_html, then renamed index.php to indexxx.php (so that it doesn't get called), the edited .htaccess with code DirectoryIndex index.html, so that it looks for my index.html and have it do the work.
when I open the website it loads the wordpress theme that was initially installed and not my files.
I also noticed after ending filezilla session and accessing it again index.php shows up again but it's 0kb and empty
Tthe .htaccess has this line DirectoryIndex index.html, so I'm confused and don't know ho w to fix this.
You help is greatly appreciated!
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This may not be possible on the Managed WordPress platform. They have most of the files locked down to prevent changes due to a compromise.
On this one, I would suggest contacting support and finding out if this is even possible on their MWP platform. You may have to move to a cPanel Linux platform to do this type of work. Even then you may need to hire a developer to help you out.
Once your issue is resolved,
please be sure to come back and click accept for the solution
It was working a couple of months ago, but suddenly after a couple of wordpress updates it stopped working. Those files represent a virtual tour, so the website was a virtual our only, no headers no footer etc..
I didn't even have cpanel , and now support wants me to purchase cpanel and transfer to there.
There must be a simpler solution.
I'm having the same issue.
I take in website.com, and it gives me website.com/public_html INSTEAD of index.html.
so the url is saying https://www.website.com/public_html/
If I just go up into the URL, and DELETE public_html..it takes me to my website.com site, AND IT'S ACTIVE.
BUT, not everyone will realize how to do this 😞
I just did the #Alternate default index page
so I'm now waiting for the server to reset, see if it worked.