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effpeetee
04-29-2009, 11:53 PM
I need to add a Guest Book to an existing site. I have no idea where to begin.
Any pointers will be welcomed.:)

Frank

_Aerospace_Eng_
04-30-2009, 12:44 AM
Did you want to use a database or flat-file (text file)? Does your server support php? If not what does it support? Either way HTML is not going to be the solution here.

Excavator
04-30-2009, 01:27 AM
Hello Frank,
I've always liked this one - http://www.phpjunkyard.com/php-guestbook-script.php

It's free, pretty much spam proof and has good documentation.

effpeetee
04-30-2009, 08:59 PM
Thank you both. It seems that I will have to make a few enquiries. It is for the Christian site that you all helped me with previously. I'm not sure that the young lady knows herself what she wants. I will use the site that Excavator has given and see what she thinks. I would think that it would be largely informal.

I will post more as soon as I know and need your help.

Many thanks,

Frank

_Aerospace_Eng_
04-30-2009, 09:26 PM
If you use the one above, make sure you read the readme file carefully particularly the part that says this

Name of the file where posts will be stored. I strongly recommend that
you rename this file from the default name entries.txt to some hard-to-guess
name, for example g3isht39a.txt
To help prevent spam. If you leave as is, anyone who knows what type of guestbook you use could get to the entries file and view email addresses and what not.

effpeetee
05-01-2009, 10:10 AM
Thanks for the warning Aero. I'll certainly take your advice.

Frank

effpeetee
05-06-2009, 12:09 PM
The Christian young lady whose site it is, does not want a Guest Book program that is tied to any commercial sites.

Does anyone know of such.

Frank.

brazenskies
05-06-2009, 12:16 PM
There must be plenty of free, unbranded guestbooks out there you could install.

If worst comes to worst let me know and I'll make one for you!

effpeetee
05-06-2009, 01:28 PM
Thanks,

I have found a suitable program which uses PHP. Do I need to install anything to my PC to deal with this or is it all done by my ISP?:confused:

Ignorance reigns in this country.:D

Frank

brazenskies
05-06-2009, 01:39 PM
who is your host?

effpeetee
05-06-2009, 02:22 PM
who is your host?
Streamline.net

Frank,

They do handle php.


www.exitfegs.co.uk

My site.

It still has problems.

_Aerospace_Eng_
05-06-2009, 02:29 PM
Has problems with what? PHP? Mysql?

effpeetee
05-06-2009, 03:00 PM
Sorry Aero.

I meant my site still has problems. Sorry I muddied the waters. Nothing to do with the query.
Streamline has full php facilities. I have never done php although i do have the manual.

I just wanted to know if I needed to put any program into my PC in order to use the Gueat book code as it is php based.

Frank

Official website: http://www.mdsjack.bo.it

_Aerospace_Eng_
05-06-2009, 03:08 PM
Sorry Aero.

I meant my site still has problems. Sorry I muddied the waters. Nothing to do with the query.
Streamline has full php facilities. I have never done php although i do have the manual.

I just wanted to know if I needed to put any program into my PC in order to use the Gueat book code as it is php based.

Frank

Official website: http://www.mdsjack.bo.it

Only if you wanted to test the guestbook on your own computer. PHP files are essentially text files so an editor that does syntax highlighting might be useful. You could use notepad but again without syntax highlighting it won't be easy. To actually run the files just put them on the server and follow the installation instructions.

effpeetee
05-06-2009, 04:09 PM
Thanks Aero,:thumbsup:

I do have HTML pad whch does handle php.
I'll stop being lazy and get the manual out.:D

"Learning PHP & MySQL"
by Michele E. Davis & Jon A. Phillips

Frank:eek:



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