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07-19-2008, 09:27 PM
i need help with accessing the value of a variable from a different page.

i have an index.php file which has 2 files included to display header and footer and the center portion changes based on the link clicked on the footer.


echo "<h2> Text from header.php file </h2>";


$title="Title of Footer Page";
<a href="index.php?page=web">Web Development</a> | <a href="index.php?page=software">Software </a>


$title="Index page of Company name";
<title><?php echo $title; ?> </title>
<meta name="keywords" content="<?php echo $keyword; ?>">
<meta name="description" content="<?php echo $pagedescription; ?>">
<?php include("header.php"); ?> <p> </p>
<center>This is the text in the center</center> <p> </p>
<?php include("footer.php"); ?>

whenever i click the links for Web Development or Software which appears from the footer a query string is passed to index.php I am able to display the content of web.php and software.php using the if() condition and include()
what i need to display is a different title for web.php and software.php when a user clicks Web Development along with the content i want the title of the page to change for SEO purpose. i have defined $title differently in web.php and software.php however presently the title being displayed for index.php when a user clicks web.php and software.php the title is the same
"Index page of Company name" as this is defined in index.php and my title tag is written as
<title><?php echo $title; ?> </title> however the title tag remains the same whether i click web development or software link. how change i change the code to display different titles.

i am doing this for SEO purpose so that different pages have different titles and meta tags.

actually there can be individual files with links to individual pages however the people i am dealing with who developed the website want the header and footer to remain so that a flash file does not have to load each time an individual link is clicked.

please advice.


07-20-2008, 09:15 AM
Your code is assigning the same value to $title regardless of what the query string has passed to index.php. You just need to assign a value to your $title variable depending on the value of $_GET['page'].