7.1. pages/index.html

Create a directory called pages/ in your tutorial catalog directory.

Type the following text and save it as pages/index.html. This will create a page to test that everything works so far.

  [include top]
  [include left]
  This is where your content goes.
  [include bottom]

Restart Interchange so your changes take effect. Go to your web browser and load the page. The URL should be similar to the following: http://localhost/cgi-bin/tutorial/index.html.

Note: Interchange pages in the pages/ or other directories must have the .html suffix on them. You can drop the suffix in your URL and in other places, such as the [page] tag you'll learn about later, but the file name on disk must have the suffix.