Meta Tags Explained-Create and Check Your Meta Tags

Written by stephen cope

Meta Tags Explained-Create and Check Your Meta Tags

Meta Tags are used to describe information aboutrepparttar document to search engine robots, browsers and other automatic programs. Here we will examinerepparttar 118028 most important Meta tags and how to create and check them. Although they are not difficult to create manually there are tools available for generating and checking Meta Tags that make it easier for those not familiar with HTML.

Meta tags are contained between repparttar 118029 tags nearrepparttar 118030 top ofrepparttar 118031 page and are invisible torepparttar 118032 end user. Although there are many meta tags we really only need to concern ourselves  withrepparttar 118033 4 commonly used tags:
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How PHP Can Help Save You Time And Mistakes.

Written by Ben Rourke

(c)2004 by Ben Rourke

Here's a really simple way... to maintain and speed up your web site development.

As your web site grows, so doesrepparttar problem of maintaining it become more complex. Even a two or three page site can have a lot of detail in it. If you want to make any changes torepparttar 118027 links or content you have to do so for each page onrepparttar 118028 site, and then upload allrepparttar 118029 new information. All this can be very time consuming and also createrepparttar 118030 possibility of errors creeping in, which can make your site look less professional. This is where PHP can come to your assistance. I am not going to go into an explanation of PHP here, there are lots of sites online where you can find out more detail about it, if you wish to get more involved. Here, I am going to show some simple techniques to help you with your web site creation and maintenance, thus saving you lots of time and reducingrepparttar 118031 risk of errors.

Step 1: How to change information across a complete site easily using PHP.

Say you have a list of links acrossrepparttar 118032 top of your page and you want to maintain these links over a 20 page site. If you were to change one of those links, you would manually have to do it forrepparttar 118033 remaining 19 pages also. As you can appreciate this would be a time consuming process makingrepparttar 118034 changes and uploading each page seperately. Alsorepparttar 118035 potential to make a mistake is very great indeed.

However usingrepparttar 118036 method outlined below, you will be able to update complete sites in no time at all, virtually reducingrepparttar 118037 possibility of making mistakes to zero.

The trick is to use PHP to 'include' a header and a footer template called from your main file 'index.php'

Don't worry if this does not make sense at present as all will be explained shortly.

Here is an example of a index.php file:

========================================================== <?php include 'template/header.php'; ?>

Place your content here.

<?php include 'template/footer.php'; ?>


Point your browser to to see it in action. Viewrepparttar 118038 source on that web page and notice allrepparttar 118039 HTML. Where did all that come from you ask? All will be revealed now, and then you are well on your way to easily generating and maintaining your sites with ease.

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