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Adding Management system to existing site

     
7:44 pm on Aug 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm inquiring about adding a banner management system to my existing site. The site only has 65 pages however its getting reworked and I'd like to add a banner mgt. I'm working with someone who is having trouble keeping the url with pr. said he can do it in .php and I'll loose all the existing pages. The site doesn't rank well now but has pr5 with 50+ backlinks. Should i go for the php keep homepage and links page and start over or should the person hired be able to add mgt and keep urls the same. Thanks for any suggestions
9:36 pm on Aug 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'll loose all the existing pages

There's no reason to lose any pages if you switch to php. I've changed many html pages on my site to php, and they all still work fine, no loss of PR, any any other nefarious doings.

It's all in the .htaccess

2:05 pm on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Many scripts are freely available at various script repositories, in many languages, not just PHP. Using a Perl script, for example, could avoid the need to change the page extensions and "loose all the existing pages."

As grandpa suggests, you could also use a PHP script and change your file extensions, then use redirects from your existing URLs to your new URLs, so SEs don't see the new URLs.

4:48 pm on Aug 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The other possibilty is enabling php for the html extension via .htaccess or httpd.conf by adding something like

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .html

A good banner system that I have heard good things about and is open source is [phpadsnew.com...]