Web Site Maintenance Made Easy

Written by Steve Wood

Anyone who has maintained a web site with many pages for an extended period of time knowsrepparttar nightmare of having to edit a word or date that recurs on each page, such as copyright information. Having to edit every single page can be very time-consuming and tedious and often gets avoided for as long as possible (usually too long). But it doesn't have to be that way. By using simple Server Side Includes (SSI), you can streamline and simplifyrepparttar 131997 maintenance of your site.

SSI can be used to accomplish a variety of things on your web site including running CGI scripts and postingrepparttar 131998 results onrepparttar 131999 web page, postingrepparttar 132000 current time and date onrepparttar 132001 page, postingrepparttar 132002 date ofrepparttar 132003 last update, etc. However, I will not get intorepparttar 132004 technical details of how SSI works orrepparttar 132005 more advanced functions. In this article, I'll discussrepparttar 132006 simplest use of SSI,repparttar 132007 "Include" command. Before you can implement this SSI strategy, make sure you know whether your web site host allowsrepparttar 132008 use of SSI. If it doesn't, find a host that does.

The "Include" command allows you to create a text file with your common information, then place a directive in your HTML file that "points" torepparttar 132009 text file. When you viewrepparttar 132010 web page,repparttar 132011 server placesrepparttar 132012 contents ofrepparttar 132013 text file in whererepparttar 132014 directive is inrepparttar 132015 HTML file. You can use this trick for anything that recurs on each page of your website. For instance, you can put a header and footer on each page. The header and footer would be contained in text files called "header.txt" and "footer.txt". These files would containrepparttar 132016 html that recurs on each page, such as text links, contact information, copyright information, etc. In place of this html on each page, you would place these directives:


Written by Terri Seymour

This article is going to be a little different than my other articles, in that it will be dealing withrepparttar person to person contact onrepparttar 131995 net. I would like to dedicate this article to allrepparttar 131996 business people who are so helpful and willing to gorepparttar 131997 extra mile to help out newbies and "oldies" alike!

I have been in this business for almost two years and I am always amazed at how much people are willing to help each other out. This is one ofrepparttar 131998 reasons I love this business so much. I want to encourage newbies and pros alike to keep up this tradition, which makesrepparttar 131999 World Wide Web such a great place to work.

There are many ways to keep uprepparttar 132000 tradition of building relationships and helping fellow netizens. Here are a few:

*Provide Free Content and Resources on Your Website. When you put up a website, make available resources and information for people just learningrepparttar 132001 business or building an existing business. There are numerous articles, ebooks, downloads, web tools and more you can make available on your site. A few places to find these things are:

http://www.ebookdirectory.com/ http://www.makingprofit.com http://www.freewarefiles.com/ http://www.thefreesite.com/

*Answer Email Inquiries. When newbies or oldies email you to ask your advice or to get your help on something, you should be as helpful and considerate as you can. Answerrepparttar 132002 email as quickly as you can and show that personrepparttar 132003 respect and concern you would like others to show you. Encourage them to write back if they need more help. Remember, you were once in that position also. This is a great way to not only build business relationships, but also friendships as well.

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