Using PHP to Split Pages
Submitted by Amy Wonnell (from an earlier comment)
Creating Multiple Pages from One Page
There is a really easy way to split your web page into multiple pages to make for easy editing, then lf you want to change anything, you only need to modify one file because that file will appear on every page. This can be used for any number of sections of the page. In the example we are going to split the header, body and footer.
Your files need to end in .php instead of .html
Make the First Page for Your Website
After you have created the first page for your website, cut and paste everything that will remain the same for the header of your site into another document and call it header.php. This will include the opening html, head tags, css links, and opening body tags.
Include the following code for the title and meta tags:
- <title><?php echo $page_title; ?></title>
<meta name="description" content="<?php echo $pgDesc ?>"></meta>
<meta name="keywords" content="<?php echo $keyWords ?>"></meta>
Cut and paste everything that will remain the same for the footer of your site into another document and call it footer.php. This will include your closing body and html tags.
You will be left with the remaining content that will change for each page of your site.
At the top of each page put the following code:
$page_title = 'Title of page here';
$pgDesc = 'Page Description here';
$keyWords = 'Keywords here';include ('header.php');
That's it, it's really handy!
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