[wp-hackers] 2.next - faster [flat/static build]

Pete Prodoehl pete.prodoehl at cygnusinteractive.com
Mon Feb 6 23:44:01 GMT 2006

Douglas Daulton wrote:
> On 2/6/06 2:31 PM, "Matt Mullenweg" <m at mullenweg.com> wrote:
>> Douglas Daulton wrote:
>>> In addition to tweaking SQL, creating a native option for a flat/static
>>> build (like Moveable Type) would reduce server load and increase SEO for WP
>>> 2.next.  There are some plug-ins out there that do this.  Why not look at
>>> them all and build a "best of show" into the core.
>> Just to dispel a common misperception, there is NO SEO benefit by having
>> static files as opposed to WP's nice permalinks. They both look "static"
>> to search engines.

 > Agreed.  However isn't there an SEO gain from parsing the static page
 > itself?  Happy to be educated to the contrary.

How? The HTML that gets served to the client (your browser, or in this 
case, an indexer) is no different whether it is a static file, or 
assembled via WP or any other technology. In the ideal world, you would 
not be able to tell static from dynamic, and in many cases, you can't.


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