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I was updating the blog's index due to a plugin, and tonight I was updating the main index page. Unfortunately, Nvu was still set to write to "blog" and I didn't catch it in time.

 

Can anyone offer ideas to recreate the WP index page?

 

I'm desperate, and locally this blog is important.

 

blog.danvoyles.us

 

danvoyles.us

 

Thank you all in advance!

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The main index.php for WordPress is not a commonly customized file. Can you just reinstall the original index.php from the installation package for whatever version you're using? You can find archived downloads of many versions of WP here: http://static.wordpress.org/ If you're looking for a specific version, I've got quite a few recent version saved.

 

The newest version 2.0.7 is also available through the website. Installing that update would replace all system files.

 

Is that a viable solution, or am I misunderstanding the problem?

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Hokay, I'm an idiot.

 

Since I wrote "index.html", and WP uses "index.php", all I had to do was delete the .html page.

 

I am so sorry to bother you guys with this.

 

MOD - feel free to delete this thread. :thumbup:

 

:P

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The main index.php for WordPress is not a commonly customized file. Can you just reinstall the original index.php from the installation package for whatever version you're using? You can find archived downloads of many versions of WP here: http://static.wordpress.org/ If you're looking for a specific version, I've got quite a few recent version saved.

 

The newest version 2.0.7 is also available through the website. Installing that update would replace all system files.

 

Is that a viable solution, or am I misunderstanding the problem?

 

 

You had my issue correct, but I hadn't done what I thought I had done. Thank you for the help, though!

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I stick an index.html page in my folder when I'm making major changes to my blog so that users don't see the finished product until it's done. When I'm ready to go live I delete the index.html and my site is served up.

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Bill, I thought about that, but luckily RSS isn't a big deal. Since my subscriber base is 0, they probably won't notice. Thank you for the suggestion, and I AM excited about the new backups!

 

I'm just going to google how to change the default ~/rss/....... path and get that fixed eventually. That's what I get for not installing in the root directory. :thumbup1:

 

Admit it Bill, you just want me to be a guinea pig for the updates... ;)

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I've been all through my admin panel and can't see anywhere you can set a link to your feeds. So I'm not sure how your links are being created. WP does the link by default. Unless you've added a plugin that is causing this.

 

Or maybe it's something in your .htaccess file causing it.

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That's actually a theme issue. Somewhere in your sidebar template will be something like:

 

><a href="feed:<?php bloginfo('rss2_url'); ?>" title="<?php _e('Syndicate this site using RSS'); ?>"><?php _e('<abbr title="Really Simple Syndication">RSS</abbr>'); ?></a>

 

Just remove the "feed:" bit. Some feed readers support that convention, some don't. That extra bit is in the WordPress default theme, so many themes based on it will have that as well.

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