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brianm
05-22-2007, 07:04 PM
Hi,
I hve been struggling with the guestbook for a long time now. I have followed the instructions but just cant seem to get it to work.
Heres what i have done so far:
- I opened a new page in BV, clicked on the guestbook button.
- then in the advanced tab of the gestbook properties - i left the default settings as they are
- in the page properties dialogue i put the file extension as .php
- i then saved my page as guestbook and published it
- according to one of the forum posts they said to go to the webpage and types in a message
- however when i go to the webpage in the place where the guestbook should appear, I see a blank spot.
- everything else on the page is visible - as in the navigation bar..
- the link o the page is www.cletabriansilverwedding.com/guestbook.php (http://www.cletabriansilverwedding.com/guestbook.php)

can you please please tell me what i am doing wrong.
Thank you

Gresley
05-24-2007, 12:27 AM
See this tutorial:

http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/bluevoda-general-issues/22578-how-create-guest-book.html

You need to upload 'guestbookdb.php' on your server using BlueFTP (http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/saving-naming-previewing-publishing/9366-how-use-blueftp.html), and set the permissions to 777.

I'm still a little unclear on that myself - where is the 'guestbookdb.php' file located before you upload it? I don't know where to find it for uploading.

EVEREVIL
05-29-2007, 08:08 PM
you link to you site doesnt even work lol

start over thats what i did for my gestbook and put it on a hole different page and labled the page gestbook that worked for me

MYICE07
06-12-2007, 02:00 AM
Hello all,

I have installed the bluevoda guestbook and it works perfectly. However, of late I am experiencing problems with spammers bombarding my guestbook.

Does anyone know how spammers can be stopped permenantly from bombarding my guestbook, without me having to login to admin and manually delete them?

Thanks in advance.

MYICE07

www.prayerdeliveranceministries.com (http://www.prayerdeliveranceministries.com)

LadyEye
06-12-2007, 02:40 AM
The Viper guestbook found in your control panel under the Fantastico Icon has a moderator mode, meaning you can approve or disapprove the posts before they hit your guestbook. You may wish to try this guestbook out.

I believe with the BV guestbook you can ban url entries which may or may not stop some spanners with their urls ...

palmersusieann
09-14-2007, 12:18 PM
Hello I'm a new BlueVoda user and so far so good! I'm so happy to have discovered it.
I only have a question regarding the guestbook I created - I would like to delete some messages from the guestbook. How do I login to admin?...
Thanks in advance
Susie (:

navaldesign
09-14-2007, 04:24 PM
If you have added the "admin" link to your page, than simply click on that.

If not, type in your browser:

http://www.yourdomain.com/guestbook.php?admin=login

palmersusieann
09-14-2007, 11:27 PM
I typed in http://www.paulhannaux.com/guestbook.php but I can't delete those 3 messages....

navaldesign
09-15-2007, 12:02 AM
Go in your BV page and double click the guestbook, check your username and password for the guestbook. Use them to login

palmersusieann
09-15-2007, 12:03 AM
sorry I meant that I typed in http://www.paulhannaux.com/guestbook.php?admin=login but I can't get in to delete those 3 messages...

I went back to the BV guestbook and clicked on the "advanced" tab - and ticked on the "show admin link" box and put in my password, but there's nowhere i can put in my username. gees it's 1.09 am here! I'll look out for your reply tomorrow. good night if night time there! susie(:

navaldesign
09-15-2007, 01:16 AM
That's because the combination of colours you have used has made the input box invisible. But, believe me, it is there. Just click approx. 1 cm to the left of the "Login" rectangle.

palmersusieann
09-15-2007, 10:39 AM
You were absolutely right. It worked. Thanks a million.

redkate5
09-22-2007, 07:37 PM
ok, hello all,

it is really nice to read other comments, but could we continue on the first and initial question??
I'm pulling my hair out here and I don't want to open the same question again on a new thread.
Where can we find the guestbookdb.php file??????????????
The one and only file I have (on compu & server) is guestbook.php
and I can obviously not see my guestbook on the internet.

I just watched the tut. for 3 time again but I'm still non the wiser of where abouts I can find that guestbookdb.php file, and hence I can not upload it with the blueFTP?!?!???????

Help SOS Help Please Please
mental breakdown here..................

Karin

www.nativetreasures.co.uk (http://www.nativetreasures.co.uk)

navaldesign
09-22-2007, 07:41 PM
You don't need to find it. When you publish the page, it will give you, the first time, an error message. Just make a post /something like "Welcome, please sign our guestbook") and the file will be created. (After someone makes a real post, you can delete this one if you like). All will be ok at that point.

redkate5
09-22-2007, 07:44 PM
Thanks navaldesign,
your sweet ;) but I can not put any text in for starters, because it is not showing up??

navaldesign
09-22-2007, 09:22 PM
Did you publish the page ? BV automatically uploads all necessary files. If it is not showing, you have done something wrong.

redkate5
09-22-2007, 11:00 PM
Hi Navaldesign,

Yes I published the page, and with a copy of info on what to do next waiting next to me.
After I published I went to the url of my site+guestbook to leave a message as told, but then found nothing there?

Should I make a new page and delete the one thats there, and try again?

Thanks for all you help and patience navaldesign, I really appreciate it

Karin

navaldesign
09-22-2007, 11:17 PM
I would need your guestbok page link. However, it is late here (00:15) so since you are in UK, see you tomorrow morning (unless someone else takes over).

redkate5
09-22-2007, 11:24 PM
:) ok naval, will leave the link, and see (speak) tomorrow, thanks again!
http://www.nativetreasures.co.uk/guestbook.php

I will add to this, I just found that it only published 22kb and the one on my local harddrive is 36kb??????
Theres the problem, but how do I resolve it? delete old make new? I tried publishing again but stays the same??

Karin

navaldesign
09-23-2007, 06:15 AM
The page is called "guestbook.php" which means that it has the same name as the guestbook file. Use another name for your page or for your guestbook.

redkate5
09-23-2007, 02:18 PM
YES!YES!YES!!!!! :)

Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Navaldesign!!!!
I changed the name to myguestbook, and, tatatataaaaaaa,...... there it is!!
Pffff, finally my headache can go away now, I had nightmares about it last night, but now I can breath agai thanks to you!!!!

Really Navaldesign, your an ANGEL!!

Thanks again,
Karin

SashaP
11-01-2007, 09:54 PM
Hi Exprets,

I just tryed to add a guest book to my site, and instead of php content I get an "Internal Server Error" page. What the problem could be?

Thank you in advance,

SashaP
11-01-2007, 09:57 PM
Sorry, there is the link to my page: www.pigovat.com/myguestbook.php (http://www.pigovat.com/myguestbook.php),
or www.pigovat.com/guestbook.php (http://www.pigovat.com/guestbook.php) to see the guest book directly.

Thank you in advance,

navaldesign
11-01-2007, 10:21 PM
Make sure hat prmissions of the file guestbook.php are set to 644

SashaP
11-01-2007, 10:49 PM
Hi,

Nice to see someone online :-)

The pernissions are 644. The "Internal Server Error" disappeared. I'm not sure what the problem was, I just changed a link reffered to http://www.pigovat.com/guestbook.html to http://www.pigovat.com/myguestbook.html.
Now I have another problem: when I browse to the page (both http://www.pigovat.com/uestbook.php and http://www.pigovat.com/myguestbook.html), I get the following message repeated a couple of times: "Warning: date() expects parameter 2 to be long, string given in /home/ixvexljr/public_html/guestbook.php on line 213"

What is the problem now? I didn't change the auto-generated guestbook.php.

Thank you for your help,

Ptog
11-02-2007, 03:12 PM
The Viper guestbook found in your control panel under the Fantastico Icon has a moderator mode, meaning you can approve or disapprove the posts before they hit your guestbook. You may wish to try this guestbook out.

I believe with the BV guestbook you can ban url entries which may or may not stop some spanners with their urls ...

I can't find Viper in "Fantastico" now. I did last month and clicked on the link. If I remember correctly it said not to download and uninstall if you had it. Like there was a problem or something.

jessyh89
11-02-2007, 11:47 PM
hi,
mind if i join your thread?
i want to make this page www.sportsterridersa.com/forum.html (http://www.sportsterridersa.com/forum.html) into a members only section. so how do i do this?
At the moment i can log into the admin thing via www.sportsterriderssa.com/guestbook.php?admin=login (http://www.sportsterriderssa.com/guestbook.php?admin=login) but then while i am logged in, i cant see the actual guestbook- only the comments.
am i doing something wrong?
or is a guestbook not able to be password protected? if not, what else do i use? because i dont want to download a forum program or anything.

jess

Vasili
11-03-2007, 03:05 AM
hi,
mind if i join your thread?
i want to make this page www.sportsterridersa.com/forum.html (http://www.sportsterridersa.com/forum.html) into a members only section. so how do i do this?
At the moment i can log into the admin thing via www.sportsterriderssa.com/guestbook.php?admin=login (http://www.sportsterriderssa.com/guestbook.php?admin=login) but then while i am logged in, i cant see the actual guestbook- only the comments.
am i doing something wrong?
or is a guestbook not able to be password protected? if not, what else do i use? because i dont want to download a forum program or anything.

jess >>> http://www.vodahost.com/demowolf/cpanel/cpanel10_x2_protect.html

jessyh89
11-03-2007, 07:51 AM
hey, i have already watched this turorial a number of times but i dont know how to work it out for my site. how do i know which directory the page is in? or do i have to make a new one? if so, how?

eausway
05-05-2008, 07:15 AM
Hi there, I'm new here.

Questions about guestbook: I can't find my 'guestbookdb.php' on my pc so I couldn't upload it. However, I find it in my server, public_html forder, it's already there! Very confusing!

Then I tried to change the permission of the file from 644 to 777 as tutorial mentioned. However, it did not chage! What should I do?

the gestbook is showing and seems working. But can I hide the messages input by visitors?

Thanks for you help!

zzzmuzz
05-14-2008, 05:17 AM
I am having similar problems to others. I have setup Guestbook in my page feedback.html

I have published but the guestbookdb does not appear. There is a guestbook.php. Maybe php is not installed??
Error:

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@jacklovelock.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.8 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.8 OpenSSL/0.9.8b mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at www.jacklovelock.com Port 80

navaldesign
05-14-2008, 05:53 AM
the file is automatically uploaded. You can't see it in your computer because it is part of the BV executable. Permissions should be 644. The file that is created (guestbookdb.txt) should be changed to 777, and only if required.

Not sure what you mean by "Hide the messages input by visitors". I mean, that's what a guestbook is supposed to be there for, isn't it ?

flutewitch
05-18-2008, 01:19 AM
I cannot login to delete my guestbook comments. There is only one spot there there is no room for password and for username. Am i supposed to have another password for guestbook?

navaldesign
05-18-2008, 05:20 AM
In BlueVoda, double click the guestbook, and go in Advanved. Check the "Show Admin Link" checkbox, so it will appear in your guestbook for you to enter the administration mode. Save, publish the page, and test

flutewitch
05-18-2008, 01:04 PM
hi naval, thanx for zour help,
can you tell me how do I control who post the comments on mz guestbook, because I have spammers all over the place, and it is really killing the vibe of my artistic website.
Thank you

navaldesign
05-18-2008, 05:59 PM
You can't really. You can only monitor it (check the "Enable email notification" option) and delete spam posts.

Gustbooks have this problem, as they are always there for people to sign and post.

flutewitch
05-18-2008, 11:18 PM
where is that option at ,in blue voda or when I do admin login
thanks

navaldesign
05-19-2008, 05:43 AM
As i already said, in BlueVoda, Double click the Guestbook and go in Advanced. Tick that checkbox.

Publish again.

At this point, the Admin Login link should appear in your Online page.

RalMol
05-25-2008, 09:14 AM
Hi there!

Iīve got a completely new problem with my guestbook, I read this thread and was able to create a guestbook, but now I get some kind of code or error message at the corner of my guestbook. Can you please help me?
You can find my guestbook here, donīt let it bother that itīs in finnish ;-)

http://www.ralfmolander.com/guestbookdb.php

Carolinevde
06-03-2008, 08:29 PM
Hi!

I wonder if anyone can help me with this guestbook problem..

I've done everything as discribed with the php file upload etc.. but still when I open the webpage..the guestbook is a white blank box.. I can't find any space to put in a test-message..

So please help me!

thanks a bunch in advance
Caroline

Carolinevde
06-04-2008, 10:13 AM
anyone read my previous message?

Please help...still that box is white and blank.. I've done everything as ordered. The php file, presettings to 744 etc etc..

I'm racking my brain trying to figure it out... anyone help?

navaldesign
06-04-2008, 10:30 AM
I can see your guestbook, actually i have even entered a test post. However, you have surely mistakken something! How is it possible that the guestbookdb.php , which is an INTERNAL file (should never appear) appears and it also has a header on top ????

Please repeat the installation. Your guestbook page should be named something else, and there is no need to be php, it can also be html.

Carolinevde
06-04-2008, 11:19 AM
Thanks Navaldesign!

Will try that!