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07-07-2009, 05:22 PM #1
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Want a "splash" page I made to show up as "Coming Soon" until my site is ready
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 created an image, saved it to Photobucket (couldn't think of anything else to do at the time), put that link into the html and uploaded it onto the server thing. 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
As a side note- I am pretty beginner with HTML stuff, so please explain as simply as possible. Any links to tutorials, etc would also be appreciated.
07-07-2009, 05:28 PM #2
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Try this ...
Make a splash page called "index.html" ...
Save it as "index.html" and upload into the same
root directory as your WP "index.php" file is located.
I believe the .html will take precedence over the .php
At least it's worth a shot.
You can then access WP by specifying "index.php" manually.
07-07-2009, 06:27 PM #3
07-07-2009, 06:40 PM #4
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