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Thread: GuestBook -How to add a GuestBook to your website with Bluevoda website builder

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    Post GuestBook -How to add a GuestBook to your website with Bluevoda website builder



    Extra instructions:
    1.
    Upload 'guestbookdb.php' on your server using BlueFTP.
    2. Change the permissions of 'guestbookdb.php' to 777 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 777
    You only have to do this once.


    You want to create website that looks the way you imaged. But looks are not all you need to create website. When you create website, you have to consider what happens when your click on your url and how you can manage and maintain traffic. How can you best target your visitors, build a stronger customer base or attend to any questions your visitors may have? Surely, once youíve create website, you will start to wonder how to optimize your visitor relations. Whether you create website for business, family or your favorite hobby, you will be interested in learning who is visiting your website. The BlueVoda website builder gives you the perfect solution. The website builder will show you how to create website that directs your visitors to a Guest Book. When you create website with a Guest Book, it enables your visitor to leave you their contact information and any other data you specify.

    The Guest Book is completely customizable. The website builder lets you configure the form text and attributes. In the left tool bar, click on the Guest Book icon in the website builder. Drag and drop the image on your web page to the best position. Double click on the image to open your dialogue window. Under the General tab, you can create a title for your Guest Book and rename any of the form elements labels. Click on the Style tab in the website builder window to design the look of your Guest Book. You can stylize the font color and style for various components. Try several different background colors and add your preference. The website builder leaves a field you to allow visitors to enter their own urls if desired. Before you finish your Guest Book in the website builder, itís a good idea when you create website to add in an Admin link here. This Admin link will permit you to log in and manage your Guest Book. The website builder will supply you with a default password, but for your own protection, anytime you create website, itís better to take an extra minute to create a personal password wherever you can. The website builder will show you where to do that.

    Guest Books are popular features on most websites. As you can see here, the process of adding one to your own website using the website builder is simple and painless. It only takes a little time to stop and add it in as you create website. The Guest Book will provide your with priceless data and feedback from your visitors. This can also lead to customer testimonials that will speak volumes for your website or services. You may want to do some direct marketing and the email addresses that you collect will give you a great customer base to target. Create website that facilitates future relationships. Just take a moment to add in your Guest Book and youíll be sure to make the most of your efforts when you create website.

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    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 it’s 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 777 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 777
    You only have to do this once.

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