A Conversionary user asked me the following question,
and I thought it might be useful to others if I shared it here.
When you build a site like your hunting site how do you make changes in the menu if you want to change it later? I know you
don’t re-build each book with the software and then re-upload because that would take too much time. Do you use server side includes or
something like that?
I use php include statements for most of the page, so I can change the whole design at any time if I wish.
I usually have the header part of the page in standard html, then everything from the closing <head> tag to the content in head.php, and everything after the content in foot.php, so my template looks something like:
<meta name=description content=<!--META-->>
<?php include "head.php"; ?>
[google ad code here]
<div align=center><hr size=1 width=50% noshade>
< ?php include "foot.php"; ?>
I tend to start the include file before the closing head html tag so that I can include linked style sheets in the template.
Unless I want specific icons for the previous and next links, I can use this exact template for every site I work on with little or no modifications.
Server side includes would work just as well.
Thanks for your feedback!