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index.html overwriting index.php - website 'home page'

  1. I have been doing some work on a friend's website...

    I have several blogs and am decently familiar with wordpress and back end website things, but I'm certainly no pro and could use some guidance here.

    This guy's website http://www.slmarket.com started years ago as a regular html based website. It evolved into a blog based site, but behind a couple of the links, it still takes you to parts of the old html site, fine.

    The home page of the site was a wordpress blog page... then you could follow a couple of links to the old html site.

    Specifically, when you went to buy his book, it took you to the old html site.

    I made some changes to the html portions of the site, the buy a book page, which was the index.html file. I re-uploaded it to the root folder (public_html folder).

    Ever since... that file is the one that comes up when you type in the url: http://www.slmarket.com
    ... it goes right to the 'buy a book' page... when in fact, we want...

    the 'www.slmarket.com/news' page (one of the wrodpress blog pages) to appear as the 'home page' / main page when you type in http://www.slmarket.com

    I think i have to make changes to the index.php file to make this happen... am I right?

    I've got to have that slmarket.com/news page show as the home page.. any help, GREATLY appreciated.

    Thanks a bunch.

    Dave
    http://www.daveknowscars.com
    (dave sure doesn't no web design!)

    The blog I need help with is daveknowscars.com.

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