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Assign the page specific content to a variable and check to see if the variable is set within the included file:

$foo = 'content to include here';
include 'header.php';


In header/footer include file

if(isset($foo)) {
echo $foo;


Using if() and isset() makes $foo optional, so you can just set content when you need to.

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You should be able to use variables. For instance, here is what I do for the "description" meta tag, and for the CSS files:


• In the header:

<meta name="description" content="<?php print $meta_description ?>"

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<?php print BASE_URL.$style ?>" />


• Near the top of each page:

$meta_description = "Some description";

$style = 'css/some_file.css';


I hope this helps,

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I guess it depends if the meta tags and JS are page-specific, but I imagine you'd want to write like you normally would.

For example, you might have the following PHP:




// DB connection and content loading here




And then your footer.html file might look like the following:



     // JS goes here.





Does that make sense? Does this answer your question?

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