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3:19 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi all - was wondering if anyone knows either:

1. How to allow users to add "comments" to a web page like on a blog (via PHP and MySQL)

2. Any free 3rd party tools that would be able to allow users to add "comments" to web pages

4:24 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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ive google free guestbook and came across some decent ones. i put one on a clients site. the guestbook site provided the html code and i plopped it in. when its free, you get all the ads. but you can pay a small price to get them off.
9:21 pm on Feb 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Do the ones you've tried link the comments to a specific web page?

I have played around with a couple - but have not seen how to connect them to a specific web page.

2:37 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I found a comment script at HotScripts that you can incorporate into specific pages. Not free, but not too expensive. There are more there - you might find one better suited to your needs.
11:25 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Its not that hard to build your own. I did myself with very limited php knowledge..albeit with alot of help from people here ;)

Use a database to store your comments, and call up the results from the database using mysql_query.

Validating form fields isn't too difficult either, as long as you know what your trying to prevent then its ok. Namely sql injections are the things you want to avoid and also using your forms as a spam email form.

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9:50 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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hey surrealillusions - is there a thread you started with this information?
10:14 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Sure..here it is. It'll give you some guidance on what to do

[webmasterworld.com...]

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12:44 pm on Feb 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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cheers - i'll check it out
4:42 pm on Feb 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Personally, if this were an important feature for me, I'd probably just convert the site over to Wordpress if that were a good fit.

Then you get Akismet integration, mass comment edit, and lots more.

11:13 pm on Feb 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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It's a nice to have feature as I learn how to play around with creating web pages and adding features to them when time permits

Would like to understand the back end of what a blog is doing.

3:32 pm on Feb 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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is the above link is active?
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click on it and find out ;)

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