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stevepavlina.com - php, the loop and wordpress? (2 posts)

  1. maxcapener
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi

    I've been looking into the source codes of some good blogs and I am interested to find out how stevepavlina's blog works (www.stevepavlina.com)

    The code is based on the Kubrick theme and based on WordPress (I think), but all the content and links are not generated by the php loop.

    e.g. for the blog headline the code is:

    <h2 id="post-368">Ing Direct Now at 3.75%</h2>

    and not based on the normal php call such as:

    <h2>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></h2>

    His entire site functions just like this.

    I guess my questions are:
    a) Is Steve using WordPress at all?
    b) If not, what is he using to do this, and is it better than using php calls in WordPress?
    c) Is this a superior way of getting ranked in the search engines, seeing as you are not calling the content from a database?

    Would be great to get an insight into this, or be pointed to past discussion on this (I have no idea how to begin searching for an answer!)

    Max

  2. iand
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I cannot see the site (blocked from work) but as far as I understand it, the html source you see is the result of the php - for example <?php the_date(); ?> outputs as <h2>November 22nd, 2005</h2> . Someone can probably explain better than me, but I think:
    php (server-side) => (x)html (client-side).
    So in answer to your questions:
    (a) Probably. (b) See (a), and (c) Looks like he is using almost the default permalink structure.

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