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12:35 am on Apr 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'm hoping someone out there can help me out with this issue, I'm new to web design, doing my best to build something credible to keep costs down plus learn a few things also.

I've recently registered a doamin name with a hosting company and I've have been using their diy website editior (wysiwyg). I've noticed that they used 'Fantasico' and I've now installed Joomla 1.5 and have now created a sub directory, i.e. www.example.com/joomla. My question is this. My old site is still active, www.example.comu - how can i setup my site to just use joomla and lose the joomla extension on the URL

I'd like users just to type in example.com and go straight to the joomla based site, currently they would go to the wysiwyg site- but i have set up a redirect at the moment.

Any feedback would be great.

[edited by: engine at 9:56 am (utc) on April 25, 2008]
[edit reason] urls [/edit]


9:26 am on Apr 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi rummers and welcome to webmasterworld

I've not used Joomla (yet) but can't you tell it where to install it? if you can install it at root level rather than in its own folder.

If not you can, via .htaccess, tell it to automatically go to the /joomla folder when someone dials in www.example.com.au/

If you can edit your post URLs are not allowed here we use example.com instead


10:03 am on Apr 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thx, I actually played around with it and copied the joomla files into the root directory and now problem solved, your reply is appreciated


8:25 pm on Apr 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I wouldn't suggest using other programs to create the pages for you. I prefer to have everything 'hand-written', you learn a lot more this way and know exactly how everything works..


10:07 am on Apr 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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me too. but now you get so much free stuff that sometimes fod content editros it is easier to use joomla or any other program. of course as soon as the site grows you have to redo it by hand anyway i find.

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