I've tried about anything but I can't seem to get it to work how I would like to so I hope you can help me out.

Situation. I have 2 wordpress websites, running on different hosts, only link is a 'commercial' links. they are set up like this. url.com/wp is my wordpress directory, with my index in root. referring. So I have pretty url url.com/contact etc.

Now I have a simple html page which has to be a selector. When you go to url.com and url2.com you see this index.html which links to url.com and url2.com.

so each root page of the urls , the user can choose to go to url 1 or 2.

I can't change my hostings first file to go to, to take index.htm before the index.php of wordpress. .htacces using DirectoryIndex didnt do the trick either.

So I would like to rename my index.php from wordpress to something else. But then it just breaks...

I hope I'm clear enough about it. It's a 'simple' problem but kind of hard to explain for me.

Hope you can help me out.


You're creating a loop that you can't break out of ... I think what you are saying is you want a visitor to go to

domain1.com/index.html and then choose to go to
domain1.com/index.php (Wordpress CMS) or

Static Homepage in WordPress You're best off to create a Static Homepage in WordPress and have links on this to either domain1.com/what_ever_page_is_your_blog

You can also create your own custom landing page template which is then published from inside WordPress.

Move all Wordpress files including index.php to sub-folder The easier approach would be to just move all the wordpress files into a sub-folder like domain1.com/wordpress

This way you can have visitor go to

domain1.com/index.html and chose to go to
domain1.com/wordpress or

  • Thanks, I'll try your first suggestion. Second is my last resort, but I don't want my pages to be domain1.com/wordpress/contact or ../page , but directly domain1.com/contact or /page – woony Jul 12 '12 at 12:48
  • Ok , great. Because of your comment I found a solution, I have no idea why I didn't think of this before. I made a template file for the start selection and put this as static homepage, so i could give the actual homepage a slug. thanks a bunch! – woony Jul 12 '12 at 13:02
  • Thats a great idea too ... create your own page-template.php file and then you just add a page using this template in your first blog. Thanks – Damien Jul 12 '12 at 13:06

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