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  1. #1
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    I've made a few websites using html and ccs, but now i want to move on.

    What i want to know is, is it possible to have one page, which can be reloaded but with a different variable to call the individual page contents from a database? so one could have, say 20 essays, but not have to create an individual html page for each one. I know a little php and have access to hosting with sql databases.



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    I've done it, so I'm sur you can do it. I used a combination of javascript for the menu and a bunch of PHP includes inside divs that were styled and positioned in the CSS.
    Like this:
    PHP Code:
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "">
        <title>TITLE HERE</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />
    <script src="menu.js" type="text/javascript"></script>



    <div id="mainContainer">

    <div id="topBar">
     <div class="innertext"><h1>Whatever the site is about goes here</h1>
     <a href="#"><img src="images/header3.jpg" /></a>
     </div><!-- close innertext -->
     <div id="topnav">
          <li><a href="aboutus.php">About Us</a></li>
          <li><a href="contactus.php">Contact Us</a></li>
     </div><!-- close topnav -->
    </div><!-- close topBar -->

    <div id="leftMenu">

    <!-- START OF MENU -->
      <?php include_once "menu.php"?>
    <!-- END OF MENU -->
            <script type="text/javascript">
    </div><!-- close leftMenu -->

    <div id="mainContent">
      <div class="clear"></div>
        <div id="interiorPages">
          <div id="topspace"></div><!-- close topspace -->


      {     include_once(
    "interior.php");      }

     else if((
    $product == "")) {

        </div><!-- close interiorPages -->
      <div class="clear"> <p>&nbsp;</p></div>
    </div><!--close mainContent -->
      <div class="clear"> <p>&nbsp;</p></div>
    <div id="footer">
    <h2 class="footerleft">Copyright &copy; Copyright notice here. </h2>
    </div><!-- close footer -->
    </div><!-- close mainContainer --><br>

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    Senior Member Webzarus's Avatar
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    Depending on your hosting provider, they may have some tutorials specifically for your patricular environment. Many have FAQ's that are particular to how they have their DB servers setup and how to connect to them...

    SQL is pretty simple, but if you cannot setup a DB or connect to it, it's kind of difficult to explain...

    Starting out in developing PHP, and pulling contents from a DB can be tricky without knowing any of the particulars.

    In ASP you can pass variable to the SQL script that will call the particular content http://mypage.php?q=1 will call one set of conent where http://mypage.php?q=2 will call completely different content...

    I'm sure it's pretty similar if not just like that.

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