I have been trying to use Server Side Includes on my website to save time writing code and be able to change site wide elements quickly and easily.

However i cannot seem to get them to work, either locally or on the Server.

I have set them up as .html files (with only the code needed and no html or body tags) in a "ssi" folder and am calling them in the appropriate locations in my .shtml files with:

<!--#include virtual="/ssi/<filename>.html" -->

but still nothing. Any ideas?

Accepted Answer

Is it Apache? Perhaps includes are not even enabled.


To permit SSI on your server, you must have the following directive either in your httpd.conf file, or in a .htaccess file:

Options +Includes

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