Whatever solution you choose: 1) If you are having trouble getting SSI to work correctly, it could be your webhost provider, as some only work with shtml files, I think probably simple apache configuration. 2) I learned recently that I could add the following line to my .htaccess file to get .html files to work like .php files: AddHandler application/x-httpd-php .htm .html I investigated this because #1 was the case on a client's site. 3) If you are an advent of table-less design, then take a very deep breath if Contribute enters the conversation. Table-less design and Contribute don't respect one another. Also to note, Contribute does not shake hands glowingly with PHP include files. Rolling eyeballs beware. 4) If you choose to go with any CMS or CMS-clone system that results in new file names then it is vital that you set up redirects in your .htaccess file, otherwise the site could lose years' worth of built up search engine rankings. A simple redirect looks like RewriteEngine On RewriteRule layouts.php index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=66&Itemid=264 with layouts.php as the old filename and index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=66&Itemid=264 an example filename known in Joomla. I'll be going through this process with prit-near 100 files next week with a site I'm converting. Otherwise be prepared to sit across the table in month or two with some flagrantly frowning future x-clients - who blog and use twitter. -- Bob Meetin www.dottedi.biz 303-926-0167 Hook up with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo Pulse and Bebo or catch my blog at www.dottedi.biz/blog.php Standards - you gotta love em - there are so many to choose from!