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  • How can I put php statements in a blog post? I’ve tried just typing it in but it converts all of it to plain html.

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  • For people to read you mean ?
    Write what you want to post and then use the widgetencoder – – or try the codefilter –

    More like I want to include a list of all my recent links so I’d type
    < ?php
    But like you see here it displays just that no my recent links. It’s not calling the function.

    Why would you have that in a post ? That code is for the menu ?
    PHP cannot be put into a post – it will be parsed by the wp engine and won’t work.

    I might want it if I’m using a post for a well some what static page of links. Seeing as how wordpress doesn’t seem to support static pages very gracefully at the moment.

    No it doesn’t…. but there are ways around it. One possibility exists here on my site. It’s a bit outdated, as I wrote it for WP 1.1, but it can be easily updated. There are a few other possibilities as well, just search for EZStatic, or “Static Pages”.

    Yes there are and I’m currently using faked folders (which uses posts for the static content) but there’s 2 problems with your approach.
    1) I’ve now got multiple pages I must maintain. If I change my index.php in the slightest I’ve got to go to all my static pages and duplicate the change. Yes this can be fixed with includes but that can get just as messy IMHO.
    2) It would be just as easy to write up a plain html file as do what you purpose. If I’m not going to use wordpress for my static pages then what’s the point? There’s other cms’s out there that do that it’s just that they’re to big for my web account. Using wordpress I get the advantage of the web-based editor and the information stored in the database. Neither of which your solution addresses. (technically I could edit it in the template editor but that’s not quite what I’m looking for)
    I’m not saying your solution and those like it are bad just that it doesn’t fit my needs. Neither does faked folders fit 100% for that matter. But I decided to go with that and so therefore I need to find a solution to run php from a post if I want to use php on my static pages. I believe stevarino has a viable alternative although I’m tring to avoid the my-hacks bit. After quite a bit of searching and I believe luck I found this which is a plugin based solution that does just what stevarino is doing I think.
    Thank you for your help.

    No prob… I’ll be the first to admit that my version isn’t for everyone, but at the time it fit my needs – which it no longer does, and am looking to have a similar solution to what you are looking for. The link you provided to steverino is quite helpful in that respect and looks to be the missing peice I needed.
    PS: Does any one else besides me find it funny to run PHP to dynamically create “static” pages? Seems contradictive… ;P

    PS: Does any one else besides me find it funny to run PHP to dynamically create “static” pages? Seems contradictive… ;P

    Not really. I use the php to maintain the page in a cms fashion. It’s easier for me to have wordpress manage my link catagories and links as I add them and simply call a function for wordpress to display them for me. So I’ve got a static part which is basically a “These are my links” type deal. And a dynamic part which might appear in many places so it can be easily maintained through the recent_links plugin. I.e. I’ll be editing my links more often than the static content on that page.

    Anon: exactly. Also a lot features of an author’s layout (such as a blogroll) require scripting. For some pages to have them and others to not would be kinda awkward (especially if methods existed to allow it).
    codergurl: thanks for the plug! Would have done it myself, but you beat me to it. 😉
    By the way, I also have my Faked Folders plugin: an attempt to create static pages that are as easy to manage as regular posts.

    My comment about dynamic/static pages was supposed to be tounge in cheek. Excuuuse me for trying to inject a little humor. I’ll just go back to my hole now.
    BTW: Stevarino – I get a 40 error on the link you gave.

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