Thanks for replying
The issue the OP is encountering on stackexchange is slightly different than what I am speaking about.
On stackexchange… OP has a folder named “portfolio” and a file off the root named portfolio.html.
His htaccess file removes the .html from the portfolio.html file name which results in “portfolio” in the URL.
An since there is already a folder named “portfolio”… apache interprets the call as a request to the folder.
So OP wants apache to recognize portfolio.html as /portfolio while still recognizing the folder /portfolio as /portfolio/
Notice the trailing slash on the folder name.
The 1st solution provided - depending on your apache setup
will create an infinite loop on the server… which will eventually kill the browser.
The 2nd solution provided simply does nothing except open the folder… and displays it’s content - (since there is no index page.
Previously… on Webflow - you could create a page with the slug as “index”.
This would create a page called index.html.
So if you had a folder named “portfolio”… and a slug / page named “index.html”…
Why can’t they just use the same little trick they use for URL’s ?
By placing the ` character (it’s the symbol under tilda)…
webflow would ignore whatever you put there.
In my case… index… which then exports as index.html
Removing this feature probably fixed an issue with the CMS
but in removing this feature… it created a problem with exporting a site.
Several people here - including myself - have vocalized the need to reinstate this feature,
The OP in this post
I really hope we get an option soon where we can create a folder, place a file in that folder and name it index. For example when I go to
www.website.com/clothing - this would automatically go to the clothing index page. I find it frustrating and exhausting having to open up every page I have in folders, rename them index.html and then open that page and make sure all of the correct links are going to that page instead of namedpage.html.
@PixelGeek - I love the new billing feature BTW - super…
manually renames the file to index.html…
so portfolio.html would become index.html… this is a pain in the a$$ to constantly do with each and every export.
So for me… my fix was to create an index.html file that redirects to the correct webflow page.
www.domain.com/portfolio or www.domain.com/portfolio/ have an index.html file which then redirects to
This is not the best solution to fix an issue that webflow created.
The best solution is to reinstate the previous feature.