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    Exclamation Add a Guest Book to an existing site.

    I need to add a Guest Book to an existing site. I have no idea where to begin.
    Any pointers will be welcomed.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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,

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    If you use the one above, make sure you read the readme file carefully particularly the part that says this
    Quote Originally Posted by gbook
    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.
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    Thanks for the warning Aero. I'll certainly take your advice.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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?

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    who is your host?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brazenskies View Post
    who is your host?
    Streamline.net

    Frank,

    They do handle php.


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    My site.

    It still has problems.
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    Has problems with what? PHP? Mysql?
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by effpeetee View Post
    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

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    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.
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    Thanks Aero,

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

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