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    Default How to create a Guest Book



    Extra instructions:
    1.
    Upload 'guestbookdb.php' on your server using BlueFTP.
    2. Change the permissions of 'guestbookdb.php' to 755 otherwise you won't be able to write data.

    You can use the FTP Manager add-on (BlueFTP) to upload and change permissions of the 'guestbookdb.php' file.
    a) Login to the FTP server of your website using the BlueFTP.
    b) Browse to the folder where you've published the guestbook.
    c) Upload 'guestbookdb.php'
    d) Select the file and use Properties to set the permissions to 755
    You only have to do this once.

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    Default Re: How to create a Guest Book

    BlueVoda Guestbook

    Features:

    • No database is required, a text file is used to store the messages on the webserver
    • Password protected admin area to delete posts
    • HTML code stripped
    • BBCode support
    • Easily change text strings, fonts, colors and other properties of the guestbook.
    • Uses an inline frame to display its contents, so you can put it anywhere in your website!
    • Customizable date format.
    • Logs IP address, only visible for administrators (plus who is lookup link!)

    Description of the Properties
    Title
    Specifies the title of guestbook.
    Name field Specifies the label of the 'name' field.
    Subject field Specifies the label of the 'subject' field.
    E-mail field Specifies the label of the 'e-mail' field.
    Website field Specifies the label of the 'website' field.
    Message field Specifies the label of the 'message' field.
    Submit button text Specifies the text of the 'Submit' button.
    Reset button text Specifies the text of the 'Reset' button.
    If you leave the following values empty, the field will not be displayed in the guestbook: Subject, E-mail, Website, Reset.

    Style
    Background color
    Specifies the background color of the guestbook.
    Background image Specifies the background image of the guestbook.
    Show border Specifies whether to display a border around the guestbook.
    Link color Color of links within the guestbook.
    Hover color Color of hover links within the guestbook.
    Fontstyles Specifies the font styles of the Title, Messages and Message headers.

    Input Form style
    Background color
    Specifies the background color of the input form.
    Border color Specifies the border color of the input fields.
    Fontstyles Specifies the font styles of the form controls.

    Show Admin Link
    Enable this option to display the 'Admin Login' link on the bottom of the guestbook.
    Clicking this link will allow you to login as Administrator and remove messages from the guestbook.
    If you decide not to display the admin login link, you can login with this URL:
    http://www.yourwebsite.com/guestbook.php?admin=login

    Admin Password
    Specifies the administrator password. The default password is 'password'

    Allow URLs
    Specifies whether URLs will be displayed as clickable links.

    Allow BBcode
    Specifies whether BB codes can be used in a message.
    BBCode is a way of putting special effects into your text.
    If this option is enabled these BBCodes are available:
    Bold text
    Italic text
    Underline text

    Date Format (PHP syntax)
    Specifies how the message date will be displayed in PHP syntax.
    Default: 'm/d/Y H:i:s' -> 12/31/2007 12:01:33

    Text filename
    Specifies the name of the text file (database) where the messages will be saved to.
    Default: ./guestbookdb.php

    PHP script name
    Specifies the name of the guestbook script. Do not include the path!
    Default: guestbook.php

    Extra instructions:
    1.
    Upload 'guestbookdb.php' on your server using BlueFTP.
    2. Change the permissions of 'guestbookdb.php' to 755 otherwise you won't be able to write data.

    You can use the FTP Manager add-on (BlueFTP) to upload and change permissions of the 'guestbookdb.php' file.
    a) Login to the FTP server of your website using the BlueFTP.
    b) Browse to the folder where you've published the guestbook.
    c) Upload 'guestbookdb.php'
    d) Select the file and use Properties to set the permissions to 755
    You only have to do this once.

    VodaHost

    Your Website People!
    1-302-283-3777 North America / International
    02036089024 / United Kingdom
    291916438 / Australia

    ------------------------

    Top 3 Best Sellers

    Web Hosting - Unlimited disk space & bandwidth.

    Reseller Hosting - Start your own web hosting business.

    Search Engine & Directory Submission - 300 directories + (Google,Yahoo,Bing)



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