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Pointing to your store if not in root directory


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Guest flyerguy

I am curious if you set your store up as:

www.mydomain.com/store/

and not in the root as:

www.mydomain.com

How do you point to your store in www.mydomain.com/store/ if someone just hits www.mydomain.com

Perhaps I am missing something simple and really appreciate the help.

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Besides having a good old-fashioned link from your home page, you could also do a redirect on the server level or use a .htaccess file. I'm sure there are other ways, too, but it's too early to think. :)

Why did you choose not to install in the root directory?

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Guest Cellular Amps LLC

The other option is to create a html front page, with a link to your store... I am sure you have been on several sites that have a front page, then a link to either a store or catalog or similar.

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A simple way of doing this is with a meta redirect. Put this code between the head tags of your index.tpl:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://www.yourdomain.com" />

http://www.yourdomain.com is replaced with the url to be directed to and the content= number is the number of seconds to wait before the redirect. In this case set to '0' for immediate redirect.

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Guest austins

A simple way of doing this is with a meta redirect. Put this code between the head tags of your index.tpl:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://www.yourdomain.com" />

http://www.yourdomain.com is replaced with the url to be directed to and the content= number is the number of seconds to wait before the redirect. In this case set to '0' for immediate redirect.

Many thanks for this as i had the same problem, i was unable to install in the root, i kept getting errors i could not solve. This simple little bit of redirect code works a treat, many thanks.

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Guest victoria16

I too am having the same problem. If i move the contents of the store folder to my root directory i can acces my site ok but i can not make any updates to my site. I am new to this having only just uploaded the files in the last couple of days so i am just feeling my way into it. I see that austins came up with a solution but i am not sure where to look for the index.tpl: file and how to modify it. Would appreciate some help if possible.

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Guest victoria16

Ok i have sorted it the easy way and rang my web host and they talked me through how to do it. All i had to do was point my domain to my store folder. Easy peasy. :)

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