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Can I use my own html for the home page?

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2013 09:13AM PDT
This article will show you:
1. How to customize the content on the store home page.
2. How to use a custom html file for the home page.

You need this because:
1. You want to write custom content for the home page.
2. You want to use a custom html file in place of the existing home page.

To modify the text/content on the existing home page
1. Log in to the administrator panel and select "Design --> Pages --> View/Edit"

2. Select the "Edit" link for the Home page.

3. Enter your content in the 2 large text boxes labelled "Page Content Top" and "Page Content Bottom"

4. Select the "Save this page" button.

To use a custom html file in place of the existing store home page
1. Upload your html file to the stores website_root directory.  
2. Log in to the administrator panel and select "General-->Other Settings".

3. Find the heading labelled "Homepage URL" and select the radio button labelled "Go to specific url".

4. A field will appear just below the radio button labelled "URL", enter the URL of the new home page in the field.  The URL would be like, where is your domain name and homepageurl.html is the name of the file that was uploaded.  The file can be named whatever you would like, common names for a home page are index.html, default.html etc

5. Select the "Save Changes" button

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