How to get my iPage on WordPress?

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First off, How to get my iPage on WordPress? Thanks in advance for any answer or 2. Another question... I need to change the welcome message on the front page. I looked all through the admin control panel and couldn't figure it out. Right now it says it's a test cart etc. I need to put my welcome message on it, but cannot figure it out.

Hope to hear from someone. Thanks!..

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Good question... I dunno what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I got an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably know..

Comment #1

If you have the Mainpage contribution installed you can edit the file mainpage.php ( one for each language installed in your shop ) and make it look and say whatever you like. it's just a php/html page..


Comment #2

Or just go to inlcudes/languages/english/index.php and change the info there:.

Define('TEXT_MAIN',your info here');.

I got tired of cutting and pasting html into this file so I made a change that allows me to create an index.html file that I can edit in a WYSIWYG editor. I can then design pretty much whatever I want it to look like and not have to worry about hardcoding it into the index.php lang file..

Here is what I did:.


In /index.php find this line:.

<td class="main"><?php echo TEXT_MAIN; ?></td>.



It with:.

<td class="main"><?php require('index.html'); ?></td>.

Then create an index.html page with all the bells and whistles that you want to show on your mainpage and upload it to the same directory as your /index.php file..

The "require" statement will then call and place the index.html on your mainpage. This will allow you to frquently update the mainpage of your iPage website by just editing one file and uploading it..

See it at

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: 21 February 2004, 18:20..

Comment #3

Will this also work for those goofy infoboxes?.


Comment #4

In the two colomns on either side there are several default I believe they are products, search, maufacturers...etc. Can you reference a HTML file for the layout of these fields also?.


Comment #5

Not so easy. The content of boxes is dynamicaly created primarily with PHP and queries to the MySql database with very little html other than table and link tags. If you ask a specific question about changing a box from "this" to "that" maybe someone here can help you...

Comment #6

Fair enough.. how about a different approach. Is there a way to remove specific boxes? In my case "Manufacturers" and "whats new" while modifying others like 'information'?.


Comment #7

Very nice tip Paul on the seperate file for complex html rather than in the text define..

However, I'd recommend naming the file something other than index.html. Some webservers may have index.html placed before index.php as the default file to read when going to that directory. Maybe something like mainpg.html would be safer..

Thanks again for the tip..


Comment #8

Edit english.php (catalog/includes/language/english.php) - there U can remove specific boxes (remove all from define to.

Like that:.

Define('BOX_HEADING_MANUFACTURERS', 'Manufacturers');.

In the same file You can modify boxes by removing some lines or by adding. Of course - if You add box, You have also add suitable file in "boxes" folder.

I hope it's clear for You....

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: 21 February 2004, 21:21..

Comment #9

For removal of boxes from the left or right columns use this method in either catalog/includes/column_left.php or column_right.php.


Change to.

// require(DIR_WS_BOXES'whats_new.php');.

This is an example another example is this.

If (substr(basename($PHP_SELF), 0, 8) != 'checkout') {.




Change to this.

/*  if (substr(basename($PHP_SELF), 0, 8) != 'checkout') {.



 } */..

Comment #10

Thanks ptrau.

Such an obvious thing but great to see it pop up infront of me,.

I really appreciate the time everyone spends giving these hits and as I progress I hope to do the same..


Comment #11

This is beautiful! I wonder why I couldn't find this thread.

Anyway, my question to add to this is:.

* By creating an HTML main page and having OSC call to it to create something like the example website, will it do that to all the pages or must an HTML page be creating for ALL the pages as well?.

The main page is what I am concerned about for changing on the fly and will have slightly different info on it and then use a blank template version for the others so OSC will put it's info on there automatically. Hmmmm... I hope someone understands what I mean.

Well, I am off to try it out and see what happens..

Comment #12

You can take what Paul has given you and apply it in different areas to affect different pages such as say shipping or privacy etc.

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: 02 March 2004, 23:58..

Comment #13

I need to change the welcome message on the front page. I looked all through the admin control panel and couldn't figure it out. Right now it says it's a test cart etc. I need to put my welcome message on it, but cannot figure it out. I searched this forum with no luck. Hope to hear from someone. Thanks!..

Comment #14


The first page you see that says "Whats new here". I need to change that text and cannot figure it out. Please help. Thanks...

Comment #15

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.