I need help!

I am farely new to WordPress and I was setting up a client a small blog for him. When I was done, I tested it on my server and everything was working perfectly with it. The next day I went to send it to him for approval and I got this message:

Your website is ready. This site has been successfully created and is ready for content to be added. Replace this default page with your own index page.

Can anyone explain what that means? I can view the post pages but I can not view the index page.


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    Check for a index.html page on the root of the web server ? – Simon Jan 30 '13 at 15:07
  • Can you link to the site in question? As-written, this question is almost impossible to answer. – Chip Bennett Jan 30 '13 at 15:08
  • The site name is www.culturefaith.com – user26768 Jan 30 '13 at 17:07
  • I also made sure that the index.php is in the root folder, which it is. – user26768 Jan 30 '13 at 17:08
  • I found the answer. There was a index.html file loaded on the server which was conflicting with the index.php file. Once I deleted it from the server it worked. – user26768 Jan 30 '13 at 21:34

I expect that there is an index.html or an index.htm file in that directory which is getting priority over WordPress's index.php. Remove or rename that .htm? file.

For reference: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_dir.html See the DirectoryIndex part.

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