At IU, how do I add or remove a link from the Directory of Personal Home Pages to my web page?
Your display name and home page title and a link to your personal home page will be included automatically in this list only if the following criteria are met:
- The filename of your personal home page is
index.html. You may want to start by editing the
home-template.htmlfile and renaming it to
index.htmlfile exists in your
index.htmlfile is web-accessible; that is, all the directory and file permissions are correct. (The correct permissions should be set automatically, but if you're not sure they're properly set, run spinweb.)
If you have included a valid HTML title
(e.g., <title>My Document Title</title>) at the top of your
index.html document, the title will be included in the personal home page list along with your name and display name.
If you want to publish information on the web, but do
not wish to be automatically listed, create files with names other than
index.html in the
www subdirectory. If your home page is currently listed, you can change the names of the relevant files and your entry will be removed the next day. For your home page to appear at the URL
username is your username), use one of the following alternatives to
index.shtml. Otherwise, that URL will return an error.
If you have an existing home page on a personal or departmental computer that you wish to have listed in the directory of personal home pages, in the
www directory of your Mercury account, create a file named
forward.home that contains:
- A standard HTML title that will be used to label your entry in the directory of personal home pages (optional, but a good idea)
- A complete URL pointing to the location of your home page
forward.home file might look like this:
<title>My Home Page Title</title> http://doodah.indiana.edu/homepage.html
forward.home file takes precedence over the
index.html file. If a
forward.home file exists, it will be honored even if a
index.html file is present
(i.e., the URL listed in the
forward.home file will be
displayed in the directory of personal home pages). This will not redirect users from
http://pages.iu.edu/~username to the URL in
This is document cagu in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2015-11-23 00:00:00.
- Fill out this form to submit your issue to the UITS Support Center.
- Please note that you must be affiliated with Indiana University to receive support.
- All fields are required.