Comment on WordPress Hacks by Phil.
My idea for using your template was to assist in getting some good ranking for my sites as I build them. Planning on perhaps swapping to a more visually appealing template once traffic is established (a magazine theme like the Revolution ones, etc).
At the same time as building content and links to the site, I promote affilaite offers. One of the best ways of doing this, I decided, is to create a static page with a landing page/squeeze page.
WordPress isn’t ideal for this sort of thing so what I’ve done is create a custom page, and strip as much of the WordPress code as possible without breaking it – so I can still use the WordPress html editor to create the page I want.
This is what I’ve done, I wonder if you might comment on it:
Template Name: TalianSalespage
?php if(have_posts()) : ?
?php while(have_posts()) : the_post(); ?
div class=”post-meta” id=”post- ?php the_ID(); ? ”
?php the_content() ;?
?php endwhile; ?
?php else: ?
?php endif; ?
When I use this as a custom page, I am able to add html code to the page editor and get what looks like a standalone landing page/squeeze page with some low key links back to the home page just to keep the SEs happy.
I believe that ‘standalone pages’ are less SEO friendly so I thought this might be a good way ahead. I’d be interested in your expert opinion on this – and have I stripped the page code properly (it seems to work!).
Finally, I’m assuming you don’t load each of those recipes individually – and somewhere you mention ‘fed’ content – what do you recommend for this? I am currently trying a plugin called caffeinated Content which pulls from article directories – do you have any experience with this or similar ‘Content trawlers’?
Many thanks for a great wordpress theme.