For those who have asked, this site runs on a total of 7 PHP pages. `Index`, `search`, and `single` serve the blog portion. `Page`, `archives`, and `notes` are special purpose pages. (Yes, that’s six pages and I said seven at the outset. One page is purely for my own in-house use, and I don’t want to give it away.)
To reduce server load and to increase load times into browsers, I have opted not to use separate `footer` and `header` php files. The design of the site doesn’t change enough to warrant keeping them as separate files.
My goal in this site is always to keep the infrastructure, and the data structures, as simple as possible.