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I'm completely new to this and I want to use the home page as my initial site link, not the page that you initially have to link on to get to my home page.

 

If I delete that page, will I also delete my counter?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thankyou

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I'm completely new to this and I want to use the home page as my initial site link, not the page that you initially have to link on to get to my home page.

 

If I delete that page, will I also delete my counter?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thankyou

 

 

Not 100% clear on what you are wanting but if you want your site to open up to osC when someone types in your url then the best thing to do is install osC in your root directory instead of /catalog.

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Not 100% clear on what you are wanting but if you want your site to open up to osC when someone types in your url then the best thing to do is install osC in your root directory instead of /catalog.

 

When folks go to my website, there is this initial page that they have to click on to open up my front page where they can browse. I want to get rid of that initial page - it essentially says the same thing.

 

Where do I go to install osC in my root directory?

 

This isn't the catalog page, this is the website the customers go to.

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i believe you may be talking about the includes/languages/english/index.php file which allows you th change the text on the front page.

 

to install into root, everything needs to go up one level from its current location and change the configure.php files to reflect the new location.

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i believe you may be talking about the includes/languages/english/index.php file which allows you th change the text on the front page.

 

to install into root, everything needs to go up one level from its current location and change the configure.php files to reflect the new location.

 

Yes, that is what I'm talking about, only I don't know where to go within my admin site to correct it, please help

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Yes, that is what I'm talking about, only I don't know where to go within my admin site to correct it, please help

 

This is not something that you can change from your osC admin. You need to move all your files to your root directory from the catalog and then change the paths in your two configure.php files.

The Knowledge Base is a wonderful thing.

Do you have a problem? Have you checked out Common Problems?

There are many very useful osC Contributions

Are you having trouble with a installed contribution? Have you checked out the support thread found Here

BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP!!! You did backup, right??

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This is not something that you can change from your osC admin. You need to move all your files to your root directory from the catalog and then change the paths in your two configure.php files.

 

How do I get to the root directory? I had a company install this software and then they just left me on my own, so I haven't a clue how to tackle these issues. Thank you

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How do I get to the root directory?  I had a company install this software and then they just left me on my own, so I haven't a clue how to tackle these issues.  Thank you

 

I would first contact the people who installed your site for you and see if they will move if since you have already paid them.

 

If not then you can either do it yourself or pay someone else to do it for you. If you want to try and do it yourself you will really need an ftp program and a text editor ( notepad will work). Basically what you will need to do is take all the files and folders that are in your catalog directory and move them up one step to your www directory. Then you will need to edit your two configure.php files

includes/configure.php

admin/includes/configure.php

 

and change the paths (removing the word catalog)

The Knowledge Base is a wonderful thing.

Do you have a problem? Have you checked out Common Problems?

There are many very useful osC Contributions

Are you having trouble with a installed contribution? Have you checked out the support thread found Here

BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP!!! You did backup, right??

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I would first contact the people who installed your site for you and see if they will move if since you have already paid them.

 

If not then you can either do it yourself or pay someone else to do it for you. If you want to try and do it yourself you will really need an ftp program and a text editor ( notepad will work).  Basically what you will need to do is take all the files and folders that are in your catalog directory and move them up one step to your www directory. Then you will need to edit your two configure.php files

includes/configure.php

admin/includes/configure.php

 

and change the paths (removing the word catalog)

 

 

Your instructions seem easy to follow, my problem is 'where' to start. When I log in with my id and pw I come to the admin site. Where do I access the catalog directory?

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Your instructions seem easy to follow, my problem is 'where' to start.  When I log in with my id and pw I come to the admin site.  Where do I access the catalog directory?

 

You are logging in to your osC admn. That is not where you need to go. This is not something you do from osC this is something you do to osC. You need to access your domain using your ftp login and password or you may be able to move the site from the filemanager in your hosting control panel. Do you have a local copy of your site? If so you should be able to edit the configure.php files easy enough.

The Knowledge Base is a wonderful thing.

Do you have a problem? Have you checked out Common Problems?

There are many very useful osC Contributions

Are you having trouble with a installed contribution? Have you checked out the support thread found Here

BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP!!! You did backup, right??

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You are logging in to your osC admn. That is not where you need to go. This is not something you do from osC this is something you do to osC. You need to access your domain using your ftp login and password or you may be able to move the site from the filemanager in your hosting control panel. Do you have a local copy of your site? If so you should be able to edit the configure.php files easy enough.

 

Hello Richard - ok, now I understand I need to access the host - so I've accessed Total Choice and gotten to my cpanel. FTP Manager doesn't seem to help and File Manager doesn't seem to have a file named catalog? Thank you Lorraine

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Hello Richard - ok, now I understand I need to access the host - so I've accessed Total Choice and gotten to my cpanel.  FTP Manager doesn't seem to help and File Manager doesn't seem to have a file named catalog?  Thank you Lorraine

 

Richard, I must have messed something up - now when I try to log into my website - I get the following error and cannot access the admin portion of the site:

 

Warning: mysql_connect(): Access denied for user: 'whimsic@localhost' (Using password: YES) in /home/whimsic/public_html/catalog/includes/functions/database.php on line 19

Unable to connect to database server!

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Richard, I must have messed something up - now when I try to log into my website - I get the following error and cannot access the admin portion of the site:

 

Warning: mysql_connect(): Access denied for user: 'whimsic@localhost' (Using password: YES) in /home/whimsic/public_html/catalog/includes/functions/database.php on line 19

Unable to connect to database server!

 

That error message means there is a mismatch between the database info in your configure.php file and the actual database password.

 

From your above post, you are not looking for a file named catalog but a folder. What you are wanting to do is take all your files and folders inside your catalog folder and move them up your public_html folder.

The Knowledge Base is a wonderful thing.

Do you have a problem? Have you checked out Common Problems?

There are many very useful osC Contributions

Are you having trouble with a installed contribution? Have you checked out the support thread found Here

BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP!!! You did backup, right??

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That error message means there is a mismatch between the database info in your configure.php file and the actual database password.

 

From your above post, you are not looking for a file named catalog but a folder. What you are wanting to do is take all your files and folders inside your catalog folder and move them up your public_html folder.

 

Richard - mismatch between database info and configure.php file. How did this happen, I did not change anything.

 

Where is my configure.php file?

 

How do I correct?

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