Update!!If you want to run PHP within your wordpress posts forget reading this post and check out Exec-php by Soren Weber. Within the (very comprehensive) documentation are comparisons with other plugins that allow you to run PHP within WordPress posts.
My latest scheme is to build some afilliate sites…Most of the competing sites I look at are skinny little nasties that would be very difficult to add content to, and thus a lot harder to optimise in search engines.
So, I decided to make mine a bit ‘fatter’, and for that I need a CMS.
Joomla! would be the obvious choice, however, Joomla! is a bit heavy for what I want, and it requires a lot of additional work to bring it up to the standard of WordPress in terms of SEO.
In fact, I have never got a Joomla install up to that standard… only certain elements.
The problem with WordPress is that it is almost exclusively geared towards blogging, however, with a few tweaks you can quickly bend it to your will .
First off you can set any static page as your homepage.
Then put the blog / wordpress loop on another page, called “news” for example.
Then get a php plugin that allows you to add code within your pages, such as Run PHP.
And with that I am on my way, I can easily import bespoke components into my pages / posts and start building!
The home of Run PHP (no sq) is a strange mix of ballet / art / technology and programming… not seen that one before…. I also see they have a theme based on one of the Nautica series of open source templates, one I have used many times myself
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