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    Posted by DavidNovember 02, 2009 - 07:18
    testing this guestbook, i have signed it.

    Posted by DebNovember 02, 2009 - 03:32 pmPrivate
    How do i reset a password for the admin area?

    Posted by MireilleNovember 02, 2009 - 06:36 amPrivate
    It works for me ! Great test !
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    Posted by corinneOctober 22, 2009 - 06:36 pmPrivate

    Posted by Marshal FieldOctober 16, 2009 - 05:22 pmPrivate

    Posted by JoyOctober 16, 2009 - 10:48 amPrivate
    how do i delete all posts at one time?

    Posted by tjOctober 15, 2009 - 01:23 pm
    how to install

    Posted by Colin GraingerOctober 13, 2009 - 05:01
    this is a test message

    Posted by April HargisOctober 12, 2009 - 10:31
    I want to see if this guestbook works.

    Posted by AnnaOctober 12, 2009 - 07:49 amPrivate
    For some reason i find my admin password not working on my guestbook. How do I reset it?


    Posted by PassingByOctober 08, 2009 - 01:51
    Passing by and trying the guestbook. Bold, bold and colored and italic


    Posted by JImOctober 08, 2009 - 09:34
    test test test

    Posted by AndreaOctober 06, 2009 - 12:57 pm
    Rick, sound like php is not active anymore on your server, browser should not matter. Try visiting with firefox and see if you get the same. Again sounds like PHP is disabled on the server, not a local problem.


    Posted by RickOctober 06, 2009 - 11:58
    I used to be able to set up this guestbook without any problems. Then I installed IE 7 and when I go to admin.html page, put in password a window opens asking if I want to open or save file. If I open it opens a php editor, is this something in the version I am using or is there a setting in IE Explorer 7 I don't have set correctly?

    Thank you and have a great day.

    Posted by Andre JosephOctober 05, 2009 - 09:13 pmPrivate

    Posted by JeffSmithOctober 05, 2009 - 12:46
    I'm not receiving any of the messages to the email in the configuration.

    Posted by IsoldeOctober 04, 2009 - 05:26 pmisolde@ddddfcom
    thiis is a great guestbook

    Posted by LihueOctober 04, 2009 - 03:23

    Posted by AndreaOctober 02, 2009 - 07:06 pm
    Hello Nice, look in mixvar.php, the confirm variable. Good luck-Admin

    Posted by NiceOctober 02, 2009 - 06:13 pmGuestbookman

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    Posted by yyyOctober 01, 2009 - 09:28 am
    Your text

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    Posted by JonathanSeptember 30, 2009 - 09:27 pmPrivate
    Hi Andrea,
    I appreciate your past support.
    I'm not receiving any of the messages to the email in the configuration.

    Posted by rickSeptember 30, 2009 - 01:23

    Posted by my nameSeptember 30, 2009 - 12:03
    Some Text this is atest

    Posted by fritzSeptember 30, 2009 - 05:18

    I don't know if I'm crazy about that as I like, one of the best sites on the internet.
    If my email were, I would invite you to write me. So far, this LOOKS interestingggggggg.

    Posted by AKSeptember 28, 2009 - 02:37 pmPrivate

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 27, 2009 - 12:14 am
    Thanks Shaun

    Posted by ShawnSeptember 26, 2009 - 11:35 pmPrivate
    READ THIS if you are considering this product

    I am writing to let you know about the excellent support I received from Andrea regarding a problem I had with installation. The problem was something on my end, and Andrea provided advice throughout the day. When I was still unable to resolve the issue, Andrea logged onto my website and fixed the problem for me. My guestbook is now up and working like a charm!!!

    This happened on a Saturday. This service was for the free version of the software (I haven't spent a penny YET). This is a level of service I have rarely encountered among even large corporations.

    If you are considering this product, I can wholeheartedly tell you that you won't be disappointed with the kind, professional support you'll recieve if you should encounter a problem.

    I just thought you should know,
    and I wanted to publicly say THANK YOU to Andrea

    Posted by ShawnSeptember 26, 2009 - 11:26 amPrivate

    Posted by September 26, 2009 - 06:36
    Some Text

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    Posted by RamahSeptember 21, 2009 - 06:28 pm
    Nevermind, i figured it out

    Posted by RamahSeptember 21, 2009 - 05:39 pmPrivate
    How can you reset the password if you forget it?

    Posted by Jessica SmithSeptember 19, 2009 - 02:18
    Great News and Resources Website. Thank you for sharing ;.
    Jessica Smith
    Essay Writing

    Posted by AnanSeptember 18, 2009 - 09:54
    How can i add arabic support to the script ?! it works when somebody enter his name , but when he enters a text "exactly where i am writing" , it doesn't show the arabic language in the right way .

    How can we use that ?

    Thank you

    Posted by janiSeptember 18, 2009 - 06:54 am

    Posted by JaniSeptember 18, 2009 - 06:48 am
    Just testing the guestbook

    Posted by sanuSeptember 18, 2009 - 02:40

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    we are the people

    Posted by chrisSeptember 16, 2009 - 10:03 am

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    Posted by JonathanSeptember 15, 2009 - 10:39 pmPrivate

    Posted by testSeptember 15, 2009 - 08:35 pmPrivate
    this is a test of the messaging system

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    Posted by JonathanSeptember 14, 2009 - 01:38 amPrivate
    If a great time offset is required (Sydney, Australia user - Host in USA) Time offset can be changed manually in the global_conf.php file (at the end)

    Posted by aSeptember 11, 2009 - 10:20 pma

    Posted by DavidSeptember 11, 2009 - 02:17 pm
    Just running a test

    Posted by WillemSeptember 11, 2009 - 11:02 amPrivate
    Test bericht

    Posted by adsSeptember 10, 2009 - 09:48 pmPrivate

    Posted by A Remarkable WomanSeptember 09, 2009 - 11:09 pmPrivate

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    Posted by RuddSeptember 06, 2009 - 06:33 amPrivate
    Your module doesn't work for the site
    No image is shown (NaN) in FireFox.

    Posted by testSeptember 06, 2009 - 02:05 amPrivate
    test it now

    Posted by HansSeptember 05, 2009 - 06:07 pmPrivate

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 04, 2009 - 07:56 pm
    Ray, a php page is the same as an html page for the script. If you change the page you have to update the guestbook page name in admin configuration and remember to grant the 666 permission to the guestbook page.


    Posted by RaySeptember 04, 2009 - 06:22 pm
    Works fine on a html page but when I change that page to a php page it will not work.

    Does the guestbook have to be on a html page?

    Posted by helloSeptember 04, 2009 - 05:33 amPrivate

    Posted by jasonSeptember 01, 2009 - 04:10
    does this work well

    Posted by rdAugust 31, 2009 - 02:46 pmPrivate

    What a great script.

    Just about to download it for my site


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    Posted by testAugust 31, 2009 - 04:02 amPrivate

    Posted by AndrewAugust 26, 2009 - 11:56 amPrivate
    Thanks for letting me test this out

    Posted by Bob S.August 25, 2009 - 10:50 amPrivate
    Youhave a great guest book, easily configureable, but I have a problem. In your pdf file you say to:
    - Set the permissions of the main folder to writable (777). Some windows servers require this
    permission to be set to 755 instead
    - Set the permissions of the "posts" folder to writable (777). Some windows servers require this
    permission to be set to 755 instead
    - Set the permission of the include/conf.php file to 666 (read and write permission by all)
    otherwise you be unable to edit the guestbook configuration
    - Edit the html guestbook file as described below and then grant 666 permission to this file:

    I don't know how or where to do that, can you help me on that.

    Posted by RafaelAugust 24, 2009 - 03:57 pmPrivate

    Posted by RobAugust 15, 2009 - 02:36
    I don't see an example of a website using your WCS on multiple page, nor can I find the documentation here. I'm very interested, but reluctant to buy the script without more information.

    Posted by BraulioAugust 14, 2009 - 05:39 amPrivate
    In comments published in the Los Angeles Times and confirmed Thursday by his spokeswoman, attorney Ed Chernoff said his client did not know which drugs Jackson might have been taking or whether he was addicted.

    "When he accepted the job, he was not aware of any specific requirements regarding medications that Michael Jackson was taking or any addictions that he was suffering from," Chernoff told the Times.

    In a quote confirmed by his spokesman, Chernoff said that it was only after Murray moved to Los Angeles in May that "he realized that Michael Jackson had some very unusual problems."

    Murray did not conduct drug tests on Jackson and had no way of knowing, other than from Jackson himself, whether he was taking other drugs, Chernoff's spokeswoman, Miranda Sevcik, told CNN.

    Investigators, trying to determine whether anyone should be charged in Jackson's death, have searched Murray's home and two clinics for evidence of drugs he may have given the singer.

    One search warrant implied that police suspect Jackson was a drug addict. It said there was "probable cause to believe" that the searches would uncover evidence of excessive prescribing, prescribing to an addict, prescribing to or treating an addict and manslaughter.

    It also cited "probable cause to believe" that the premises contained "records, shipping orders, distribution lists, use records relating to the purchase, transfer ordering, delivery and storage of propofol (Diprivan)."

    Posted by jizzoAugust 13, 2009 - 08:50
    how the heck do u work these comments?

    Posted by dasdAugust 07, 2009 - 12:24 amdsadas@dsadas.dasdas
    what is the default admin password in this software? i cant find it????

    Posted by RobinAugust 05, 2009 - 06:54
    i just installed this guestbook, when trying to post a commment i fill in the secure code en i click on button 'iam human' but no comment disappear. can you help me?

    Posted by DamianAugust 02, 2009 - 08:59 pm
    Mariana qued re idiota me encantas =)

    Posted by GammaJuly 30, 2009 - 12:24
    Hey, about the post below, errrr my mistake...

    I changed the page name in the admin area by mistake (ooooops!)

    All seems back to normal now. Thanks for the script guys ! (all the way from Mexico)

    Posted by GammaJuly 30, 2009 - 12:14

    I just installed the free version. Thanks a 1000 in the first place !

    Now, I was able to post 2 test messages, but after that, the script asks me to link to its home page. Funny thing is that the script is untouched and the link is there at the bottom of the page.

    Thanks in advance for any help !

    Posted by IrisJuly 29, 2009 - 08:44 amPrivate
    Hi Andrea! I meant that I had changed the time set for the location where I live, but when I post a new message, the time isn't right.
    And another problem - why doesn't new messages appear if I change the text style that I want for messages? Where should I change that?

    Posted by chadJuly 28, 2009 - 02:45
    i have your script on my site it hasn't worked since january. can u fix this please

    Posted by The CommanderJuly 27, 2009 - 11:46

    How'd I get here?

    Posted by GammaJuly 26, 2009 - 11:12 pmPrivate
    This seems to be the really simple script I was looking for !

    Thanks man !

    Posted by SimonJuly 26, 2009 - 10:44 amPrivate
    Got everything installed and it works fine except i do not get email confirmation? have checked address and tried others with no luck, any suggestions?

    Posted by AndreaJuly 23, 2009 - 06:49 pm
    Hello Iris, what do you mean it is not what it should be. Does changing the time offset has any effect on the time reported on NEW posts? The change will only affect new posts, it is not "retroactive".


    Posted by IrisJuly 23, 2009 - 06:33 pmPrivate
    Hi Andrea! I managed to fix the problem. Now I would have only one question. How could I change the time set that it could be suitable for my location? I changed it on the admin page (yes the configuration works now), but when I post a message on the guestbook, the time isn't the one it should be.

    Posted by benJuly 22, 2009 - 01:43 pmPrivate

    Posted by AndreaJuly 22, 2009 - 10:14 am
    Hello Ben, no it is not easy to add other fields. Concening the second point, make sure the copyright notice is placed outside of the comments start comments end lines. Place it below the comments end line for example.


    Posted by ppprJuly 22, 2009 - 10:07 amPrivate
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    Posted by benJuly 22, 2009 - 05:23 pmPrivate

    I just downloaded your free script. Not bad. I need more than this offers so I am thinking of paying the 20 for the full version. I want to know is it easy to add more text to the form so I can get more info than just the name and email?
    I would like to add their location and possibly their url name.

    Also, the free script works fine, accept everytime you make and entry, it takes the "powered by" off the page and when you want to enter another entry, a page says you must have the link back for this script to work.

    Posted by AndreaJuly 22, 2009 - 05:32 am

    I suggest you start over and follow instructions carefully, you are clearly having a permissions problem. For the folders (guestbook and posts) first try 777 for both. Then, if you have problems, change both to 755 and then try posting again.

    This is about it, there are no secrets.

    Some rare hosts do not allow php files to be set at 666 (you need this for the conf file). If this is your case, I suggest you change script.

    Best Regards-Andrea

    Posted by IrisJuly 22, 2009 - 05:24 amPrivate
    Well, the result is I can't even login the admin ... Yes I have a free version.

    Posted by AndreaJuly 22, 2009 - 05:09 am

    The script must be able to create files within the posts folder. This generally requires 777 or 755 permission for the posts folder. If you cannot see the posts and log files within the posts folder, it means that the permission is not right. I can't help on how to set the permissions on your particular server, your host might help maybe.

    Did changing the conf to 666 solved the configuration problem?

    Are you using the free version?


    Posted by IrisJuly 22, 2009 - 04:56 amPrivate
    Thanks for the answer, but I wasn't successful. First I changed the conf to 666 and then only the folder "posts" to 777 and then tried with 755 and it didn't helped. Then I tried to change tho whole "posts" folder with all it's files to 777 and 755 and this was the error: ".../posts/gbook_log.txt. Note that the CHMOD command is only available on Unix FTP servers, not on Windows FTP servers." What should I do now?
    And I can't see the posts.txt and gbook_log.txt files in the "posts" folder eighter on the FTP.

    Posted by AndreaJuly 21, 2009 - 07:12 pm
    Hello Iris, for the configuration, make sure the conf file has a 666 permission. For messages logging, make sure the "posts" folder has a 777 permission or 755 permission (one of the two is right, try and see). Best-Admin

    Posted by IrisJuly 21, 2009 - 06:42 pmPrivate
    Hi! I can't see the messages in the "Edit/Delete" (but they appear on my guestbook webpage), what could be wrong? I also can't save the changes on the "Guestbook configuration page" ... I would appreciate your help.

    Posted by hayenonJuly 21, 2009 - 09:37
    Wow this is kinda cool isn't it?

    Posted by AndreaJuly 20, 2009 - 04:11 pm
    Hello Eddy, did you upload the files to a server? From your message it sounds like you are trying to use the script locally on your PC, which will never work. Also, the server needs to have PHP active in order to work.


    Posted by EddyJuly 20, 2009 - 03:51 pmPrivate

    I've downloaded the files and hope I've set the right security settings. When clicking the easy_php_guestbook.html file IE pops up allowing me to enter a text. When clicking the button 'Add Comment' the file php_guestbook.php shows up in plain ASCII text.
    Could you help me resolving this problem?

    Thanks a lot,


    Posted by andyJuly 20, 2009 - 03:43 amPrivate
    hi andrea

    thanks for your quick reply, yeah that worked great, nice one!!!

    is it possible to customize the 'captcha' page and render this in my css/html? no problem if i can't...

    all the best....

    Posted by AndreaJuly 19, 2009 - 06:04 pm
    Hello Andy,

    thanks for your kind words.

    In admin.html replace:

    input text name="adpass"


    input type="password" name="adpass"

    This should work.


    Posted by andy gardinerJuly 19, 2009 - 05:36 pmPrivate

    I purchased the WCS last week and am very pleased and impressed with it. Can you tell me is there a way of hiding the admin password when you enter it please? that is the only improvement i would like to see...

    thanks very much

    Posted by joyJuly 17, 2009 - 12:16 pmPrivate
    Since my last post, I figured out how to customize the post layout. But now I am getting this error: Your IP: status: logged
    Please advise on this. Also, how do I make the form post a dropdown/radio button?

    Posted by JoyJuly 17, 2009 - 09:34 amPrivate

    Posted by tankJuly 16, 2009 - 05:51 amPrivate
    Your texthi there

    what this?

    Posted by Charles SissonJuly 15, 2009 - 10:58
    I am trying to create a "guestbook" style reviews page for a local restaurant that is just starting up. I am trying to use the free version, which works great, but I am trying to add a star rating system, which comes from radio buttons on the input form. this is my first "from scratch" website, so I am kind of at a loss. I don't know what to change in the code file(s) to make this work. please help.

    Posted by hgj opiJuly 15, 2009 - 08:38
    Some Text Some Text Your text Link Text

    Posted by AndreaJuly 13, 2009 - 12:48 pm
    Dann you should avoid any " in the posts template. This is the problem you are having.


    Posted by dannJuly 13, 2009 - 12:37
    ok, so I have worked out that I can display it in a table by adding the table html values into the template code, but as soon as I add a class or width to the table, the posts disappear??

    Posted by dannJuly 13, 2009 - 12:20
    ie- I cant get the posts to display as tables

    Posted by Connie SmithJuly 06, 2009 - 03:30
    I am trying to add a new field titled headline.
    on my web page, the only thing I see is a ":".
    On the post.txt,gbook_log.txt and the notification E. Mail the Title headline is there, but the text is missing.
    What am I missing.

    Posted by AndreaJuly 06, 2009 - 02:22 pm
    Tommy, double check that PHP is active on your web server

    Posted by TommyJuly 06, 2009 - 12:47 pmPrivate
    I am having trouble with this comments post program. When I press "Add Comment", Firefox goes to the php file. What do I do? Anyone?

    Posted by rogerJune 28, 2009 - 03:30 pm
    Some Text Some Text Your text Your text Link Text

    Posted by PredragJune 27, 2009 - 02:16
    Hello .. Test Guestbook ...

    Posted by DamianJune 23, 2009 - 03:53 pm
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    Posted by Connie SmithJune 23, 2009 - 01:38
    After six months on and off of trying to get a working guestbook up and running,thanks to Andrea,I've been successful. Thanks.

    To make things complete, I need to change the font to comic sans, the color to #00660 and be centered. I need to know how to do this,
    Thank you.

    Posted by ScottJune 22, 2009 - 04:54 pmPrivate
    I have solved all my problems. Im pretty savy when it comes to tweaking code. If you could point me in the right direction, I could give it a shot. The scheme is really off from the rest of my site and Id like it to all be the same.

    Thank you!

    Posted by AndreaJune 22, 2009 - 01:33 pm
    Scott, so I assume you have solved the "not sticking" issue. To customize the posts, edit the "posts template" field in admin/configuration. Customizing the captcha page requires heavy digging into the code, not easy.


    Posted by AndreaJune 22, 2009 - 01:29 pm
    Scott, make sure your include/conf.php file has write permission (666). Some rare hosts do not allow a 666 permission for .php files. If this is the case for you then you might find it hard to use the script on your server.


    Posted by Scott ThompsonJune 22, 2009 - 01:28 pmPrivate
    Now that I have the guest book up and running, how do I change the look and colors of the posts? What about changing the captcha screen also?

    Thank you,


    Posted by Scott ThompsonJune 22, 2009 - 11:33
    Hello. I am having an issue with configuring the guestbook. None of the changes that I make are sticking. Something Im doing wrong? Please advise.

    Thank you!


    Posted by AndreaJune 21, 2009 - 07:41 pm
    Alana, check this: date test. Will send you the test script by e-mail, it's a 2 liner. Check it on your server. Your host might want to explain you why this is not working.


    Posted by Alana HengJune 21, 2009 - 07:06 pmPrivate
    RE: Static date entries. Well my web hosting service ( says it's not their problem. That the programmer must solve the problem. I forwarded your explanation to them but they seem to believe all their settings are correct. A real bummer for me as I really like your program and it works great on a different web hosting service. So I'm at a loss here as my web service will not work to resolve this issue. I appreciate your efforts.

    Posted by MalawiJune 21, 2009 - 01:48 pm

    life expectancy in Malawi is 40 years...
    with only 1 doctor for 100.000 residents...

    Posted by AfricaJune 21, 2009 - 01:16 pm

    In Mosambik gibt es nur 3 rzte pro 100.000 Einwohner!!

    Die durchscnittliche Lebenserwartung betrgt 41 Jahre!

    Es gibt dort 66% Analphabeten.

    Posted by AndreaJune 19, 2009 - 09:17 pm
    Alana, definitely looks like a server misconfiguration issue. The date of each message is the server date at the time of posting. Looks like your server is providing a wrong, fixed date.


    Posted by Alana HengJune 19, 2009 - 04:45 pmPrivate
    I recently changed web hosting services and now my message board entries are reflecting a static entry date of December 31, 1969 5:00pm. Is this an php coding or the web hosting service problem. You'll notice the problem on The last 7 entries' entry dates are exactly the same. thanks

    Posted by IvanJune 18, 2009 - 10:36
    hello world.

    Posted by AndreaJune 17, 2009 - 08:15 am
    Hello Tivadar, you have messed up something. I suggest a clean install from scratch. If it worked fine the first time, so it will the second time.


    Posted by tivadarJune 17, 2009 - 07:04
    Dear Developers!
    I get and install the free version. It works fine. I translated to hungarian. It works fine. Finally I deleted all my messages. It don't work after them! I have installed the ORIGINAL one. The system always sends the following error :
    "$confirm2='Your IP: '.$ip_addr.' status: logged';# SCREEN MESSAGE GIVEN TO THE USER ON SPAM/ILLEGAL POST "
    What mean "logged"? Is the problem at me or at you?
    Thank you

    Posted by harryJune 10, 2009 - 02:29 pmPrivate

    Posted by AndreaJune 10, 2009 - 11:29 am
    Morten check your e-mail now, sent a manual message wwith script attached. Again, messages are always sent automatically, however the recipient spam filters sometimes kick in.


    Posted by AndreaJune 10, 2009 - 11:28 am
    Tamara it sounds like your server is not handling php pages correctly. It could be that PHP is not active in your server or in your account.

    Best Regards-Admin

    Posted by TamaraJune 10, 2009 - 09:22 amPrivate
    Whenever I go to the "admin" page to login, or whenever I try a test post, it brings up the php page with all the code.. I'm having trouble getting it to actually store the posts.

    Posted by MortenJune 10, 2009 - 04:15
    Im not receiving anything as well...

    Posted by AndreaJune 09, 2009 - 07:40 pm
    Tamara, this is because of your spam filters, either local or by your mail provider. Will manually send you the script at the address you posted right now.


    Posted by AbdiJune 09, 2009 - 05:03 pm
    Walaal waan idiin salaamay salaan qaali aj Nice

    Posted by TamaraJune 09, 2009 - 03:57 pmPrivate
    It won't send me the download!
    I've been trying to test the free version, but I've signed up for it twice now and it won't send me the email with the link to download!


    Posted by AndreaJune 09, 2009 - 02:46 pm
    Dionne, check your e-mail

    Posted by DionneJune 09, 2009 - 07:49 amPrivate
    Oh, forgot to mention, I even get emails of the new messages, they're just not showing up on my page..Help..

    Posted by DionneJune 09, 2009 - 07:48 amPrivate
    Bought the enhanced version, did everything (chmod etc.) it's just not showing the posts..I get nothing..Help please??

    Also I wanted to add two more fields: homepage and hometown?? anyway to get that in there?

    Posted by MasterJune 08, 2009 - 12:12 am
    hello evreybody

    Posted by DanzukiMay 28, 2009 - 05:54 pmPrivate
    Is there any limit to the amount of text someone could write in the guest book? I mean, if I wanted to add it to my site so that people could tell of their wonderful experiences at my club, would they even be able to go into any kind of detail?
    Here is something I patched together from a few other macros/code snippets. Its very simple Lipsum generator, but instead of latin it is corporate jargon, which makes about as much sense as the latin sometimes

    The actual generator code/idea was borrowed from the mac widget so they deserve the credit for it, not me. The rest of the code that puts the lipsum in the paste buffer was borrowed from a macro that Sean Coates made awhile back.

    Posted by Rhonda c. PoynterMay 24, 2009 - 11:27
    This is a really well organized and informative site - it's a worthy tribute to a brilliant actor and a beautiful, irretrievable boy.

    Posted by meMay 19, 2009 - 09:09 am

    Posted by AnnaMay 16, 2009 - 11:58 pmPrivate

    Love the guestbook and how it works.

    I have a question tho. Is it possible to remove the time from the date posted section of the post so just a date appears?


    Posted by T. TestingMay 16, 2009 - 07:43 amPrivate
    testing security..., submitted without typing security-code!!

    Posted by AndreaMay 14, 2009 - 02:37 pm
    Felipe, you are apparently missing the file functions.php in the include folder. Double check that you uploaded ALL the files, folders, subfolders and files within.


    Posted by PipeMay 14, 2009 - 12:51
    Im having trouble with the script, i uploaded everything, changed the permissions, but i receive this message when i try to log on the admin pannel: Fatal error: Call to undefined function encodemessage() in /home/pipe/public_html/contacto/php_guestbook.php on line 28
    please help me!!!!!!

    Posted by beggyMay 12, 2009 - 09:54

    Posted by warangMay 08, 2009 - 07:00
    Grande script

    Posted by antabaMay 07, 2009 - 07:16 pmPrivate

    Posted by antabaMay 07, 2009 - 07:14 pmPrivate

    Posted by stephenMay 05, 2009 - 12:16 amPrivate
    Got the script working. Is there any way to prevent multiple posts from the same IP address?

    Posted by SRCApril 27, 2009 - 01:17
    Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party

    Posted by Jim CarterApril 26, 2009 - 06:19
    Was looking for this since long time

    thanks a lot..

    visitors can learn PHP tutorials at EMAMMABLOG

    Posted by Sam I amApril 25, 2009 - 04:49 pm

    Posted by MikeApril 25, 2009 - 10:08
    I have no clue on this. To make the guestbook work, should I change read/write permissions on the server to some file? Or will just work standard as it is?

    Posted by RickyApril 21, 2009 - 11:24
    I'm having a hard time getting the software to create the comment. I've set everything up, but nothing happens after I submit a comment. Please check out at:


    Posted by AndreaApril 21, 2009 - 12:07 pm
    Chris and Nick, please check your mailboxes. Best-Admin

    Posted by ChrisApril 21, 2009 - 08:02 amPrivate
    Hi. I just got it all working now. But, for some reason, the interface buttons, that lets you put and other such things in your posts do not appear. It's strange

    Posted by NickApril 20, 2009 - 10:44
    Hello. I need some help with thsi Guestbook. I purchased it a while ago but started using it just now. After creating over 30 guestbook pages. They were all working fine without capcha. However, without any reason the guestbooks stop accepting postings and just replay "Your IP: status: logged " Please help, it's been too much work so far to get stuck right now. Thank you.

    Posted by JackApril 19, 2009 - 05:15 pmjack@jaCK.COM

    Posted by JarmoApril 17, 2009 - 10:23
    Great functionality if I could get it to work :)

    not able to make any posts...
    Though I have set he permissions according to he guide... :S

    Posted by BasiaApril 17, 2009 - 07:44
    Hello site is greate :) Regards frome Poland!
    And I want to leave my adress site about a renovation

    Posted by JohnLApril 16, 2009 - 04:20 amPrivate
    This is my first time using this Guestbook. Hope it works as expected.

    Posted by BobbApril 15, 2009 - 11:47 pm
    Dragged and dropped -- should have just clicked on the smilie...

    Posted by BobbApril 15, 2009 - 11:22 pm
    Interesting to see this "Turing test" -- other Guestbooks have the pic to be deciphered visible while we type this message...

    Posted by ChrisApril 13, 2009 - 03:13 pm

    Does this work?

    Will I be able to change these silly icons?

    Posted by chloeApril 13, 2009 - 12:46 pmPrivate

    Posted by AndreaApril 11, 2009 - 05:02 am
    FMrFox, create an empty file called verify.png, drop it into the guestbook folder, grant 666 permission. This should solve it.


    Posted by FMrFoxApril 11, 2009 - 03:56 amPrivate

    Posted by CorinaApril 10, 2009 - 01:43 pmPrivate
    I can't figure out why the posts being made are not showing up on the site...they are in the admin section and i get an email, but they are now where to be seen on the actual website!

    Posted by IsabelApril 10, 2009 - 01:30
    You have a lovely site and I've enjoyed my visit very much.

    Posted by WendyApril 09, 2009 - 08:53
    I like this application very much! Keep up the great work!

    Posted by wikedawsumApril 08, 2009 - 04:24 pm

    Posted by JudyApril 05, 2009 - 03:41
    Hi, Andrea,
    Noted, thank you!

    Posted by AndreaApril 05, 2009 - 09:19 am
    Colin, under some IE browser configurations the captcha page needs to be reloaded, to get a fresh code, every time you post a new message, if the messages are posted in a short time lapse. However most visitors will just post one message, so this is not a real issue. And yes, you can turn off verification in admin however, sooner or later, you will be spammed so this is not a good idea.

    Posted by ColinApril 04, 2009 - 08:53 pmPrivate
    A bit more info...
    Adding my guest book site into IE's "Trusted Sites" security zone seems to resolve the issue of displaying the Logged IP address page... BUT I seem to have to always refresh the verification number page to get a new number. Can I just turn off the verification somewhere?

    Posted by ColinApril 04, 2009 - 08:34 pmPrivate
    I seem to be getting the issue where when posting it hangs at the "logging IP Address" screen after putting in the verification. This seems to happen with IE but not on Firefox Could you assist please?

    Posted by AndreaApril 02, 2009 - 03:18 pm
    Judy, with the free version or enhanced version you need an installation (folder) per html guestbook page.

    Posted by JudyApril 02, 2009 - 03:16
    Hi, Andrea, thank you for your reply to my question on 3/21 regarding the admin page. I tried your suggestions with the CHMODs and got a flashing screen. I'm going to take another pass at it. In the meantime can you please clarify for me ... I would like to do several different guestbooks on my site, do I need to have duplicate folders or can I just copy and paste the code and use one download of Easy PHP?

    I have limited Internet usage so thanks for your patience on my sporadic replies.


    Posted by Julie CarlsonApril 02, 2009 - 01:54
    Yes, it is the first. I am learning trial by fire, lots of all nighters. I really appreciate the info and will give it a go right away. :)

    Posted by AndreaApril 02, 2009 - 01:47 pm
    Julie, it looks like the form action is pointing to a different domain with respect to where the guestbook is located. In addition, the page is framed, which makes the configuration more complex. My suggestion is to first test the guestbook "as it is", that is simply upload everything into a folder (the "guestbook folder", see the readme file), set permissions, try to login to admin, configure, make a test post. Once you have this working, you can setup the guestbook for your client with a clean understanding of how everything is supposed to work in a "simple" environment. Is this the first guestbook you set up with this software?


    Posted by Julie CarlsonApril 02, 2009 - 01:29
    I'm sorry about that, the owner requested masking this morning. She is hoping to bein marketing it following a performance tonight. (Can I panic now? lol)

    The url is

    The guest book is located on the Meet Sadie page.


    Posted by AndreaApril 02, 2009 - 12:27 pm
    Julie, I cannot find the guestbook at the address you indicate. Was it working and then it stopped, or this is your first setup attempt?


    Posted by Julie CarlsonApril 02, 2009 - 03:36
    Hi Andrea,

    This is a great application! :) I seem to be stuck on accessing the admin area to configure it. All of the files are in one main folder with appropriate permissions set. The host ( fully supports PHP 4.3 or higher. As a test I have successfully set up B2Evolution which also requires PHP support. When I try to access (logon) the admin file I get inconsistent results. The first 3 times I got a 500 (The server encountered an unexpected condition which prevented it from fulfilling the request. The script had an error or it did not produce any output. If there was an error, you should be able to see it in the error log.) Then I was able to logon to the page successfully and started updating the entries. When I tried to save my entries, the page morphed into another 500 error. I rechecked all the permissions and the instructions, but was unable to find any inconsistencies. The website url is:
    The url of the error page is:

    Any insight you might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.


    Posted by PatricApril 01, 2009 - 03:15 amPrivate
    Sorry, I didn't reload the page. BUT after posting here the process get stuck at "Process post..."-page. No redirecting.
    And still blank pages for my guestbook...

    Posted by PatricApril 01, 2009 - 03:10 amPrivate
    I get a blank page after submitting a post, the same with logging into admin.
    What's wrong?
    Also, this is the third time I try and post this. After posting I get a "Your IP: status: logged" and then nothing happens? No redirecting.

    Posted by MartinMarch 31, 2009 - 12:11
    I want to Know if is possible to put two guestbook in the same website on two different pages? and if yes, how because i dont know, When i post on my second page , the massage goes to my first one.... Thanks

    Posted by tawau sabahMarch 31, 2009 - 04:59
    tesitng guest book,..

    Posted by AndreaMarch 29, 2009 - 01:01 pm
    Hi Babalovci, server misconfiguration problem, PHP sessions not working. Please check your e-mail for a possible fix.


    Posted by BabalovciMarch 29, 2009 - 09:12 amPrivate
    Hi Andrea, I have the old one, but it was without the verification and now it doesn't work with the verification anyway. I just tryed to download the new version of your guestbook and put it here. And there after puting the verification code appears status: logged

    Posted by AndreaMarch 29, 2009 - 08:47 am
    Hi Babalovci, can you let me have the guestbook URL. You can e-mail me or post it here, as a private message if you wish.


    Posted by BabalovciMarch 29, 2009 - 07:39 am
    Hi, I have got a problem with the captcha image verification. When I put the right code which I see on the image, in the next step there appears a comment "Your IP: status: logged".

    Without the image verification is the guestbook working. Can you please give me a good advise? Thanks.

    Posted by AndreaMarch 21, 2009 - 11:04 pm
    Hi Judy, first check that php is enabled on the server. Then try to assign a 755 permission to the guestbook folder instead of a 777 permission and see if this fixes it. Let me know.


    Posted by JudyMarch 21, 2009 - 10:25 pmPrivate
    Hi, Andrea,
    Thanks for the charming design on this. I'm nearly there with the installation but am having trouble with configuring the guestbook in the admin page. When I go to admin.html and enter the password, I get a 404 page. Right now I'm producing and viewing the site in the local server. When I try to open the php-guestbook file, I also get the 404 page. Do you know what's causing this?


    Posted by MattMarch 21, 2009 - 04:23 pmPrivate
    Nice and clean. like the script

    Posted by blubMarch 20, 2009 - 04:22 pm

    Posted by testMarch 18, 2009 - 07:34 am

    Posted by bobMarch 15, 2009 - 07:34
    I cant get this to work for me :/

    Posted by ErbMarch 13, 2009 - 03:22
    was just testing on your comments box to see how it worked ... Sorry ...

    Posted by guilleMarch 13, 2009 - 02:57
    Alo, probando esto

    Posted by MilaMarch 13, 2009 - 06:49 am
    My spring design is online now!

    How do you like it?


    Posted by AndreaMarch 12, 2009 - 11:34 pm
    Richard, if the server offers to download a .php file, most likely PHP is not active in your account, and the server does not know how to handle the files. I suggest you seek the assistance of your host to solve the issue.


    Posted by Richard JonesMarch 12, 2009 - 06:24
    (sorry Andrea, don't think you noticed so I'll type it again! :)

    Hi there, sorry to bother you again. I don't know why, I thought it was working because I made a test message but now when I type in the password on admin.html or click "Add Comment" after filling in the form on the guestbook it tries to send me php_guestbook.php as a download. Any ideas? :)

    Posted by AndreaMarch 12, 2009 - 04:42 pm
    Hi Michael, check your e-mail.


    Posted by michaelMarch 11, 2009 - 07:46 pmPrivate
    Hi Andrea,
    Thanks for the wonderful script. I would very much like to embed the captcha section into my website design as I have done with the form. I'm using the enhanced version. Any help in this area would be greatly appreciated. I do have some php skills.
    Thank you,

    Posted by Richard JonesMarch 10, 2009 - 05:10
    Hi there, sorry to bother you again. I don't know why, I thought it was working because I made a test message but now when I type in the password on admin.html or click "Add Comment" after filling in the form on the guestbook it tries to send me php_guestbook.php as a download. Any ideas? :)

    Posted by Richard JonesMarch 09, 2009 - 05:47
    Thank you so much for that, such a quick response! If this guestbook actually manages to get any use I'll buy an upgrade. Thanks again.

    Posted by AndreaMarch 09, 2009 - 05:02 pm
    Hi Richard, try to install in a folder instead of root.


    Posted by Richard JonesMarch 09, 2009 - 05:00
    Hi there, sorry to get the most common error but when I try to post on the guestbook or type in a password on the admin section I get an Internet Server Error. I tried changing the permissions between 777 and 755 but it still doesn't seem to work. This is in the website root folder as oppose to a guestbook folder, do you think that would make a difference? Thanks, Richard.

    Posted by Mr. TestMarch 09, 2009 - 10:37
    This is a test.

    Posted by dazMarch 07, 2009 - 01:05
    not bad

    Posted by testMarch 06, 2009 - 09:48 am

    Posted by AndreaMarch 05, 2009 - 11:19 pm
    Hi Naveen, we only accept paypal at the moment. I see your point about paypal and intangible things, however please be assured that we do provide full refund if the product does not meet expectations. We did not have a single complain from the time we started to distribute the script as we provide full tech support and refund the donation if for any reason the script cannot be installed properly or does not meet expectations.

    Best Regards-Admin

    Posted by NaveenMarch 05, 2009 - 02:25
    Ok two things.

    First do you accept payment by any other means besides Paypal. I refuse to do business with Paypal as they do not protect buyers of intangible things.

    If not then would you be open to to a barter arrangement. I can present your website URL wherever I put up the form. I have 12+ pages and 131 double opt in subscribers on my site. I can offer this free advertisement for one full year.

    Let me know


    Posted by osbarMarch 04, 2009 - 11:43
    You will never need to worry about someone messes your website. Comprehensive protections including: Image Verification Code, HTML FilterYou will never need to worry about someone messes your website. Comprehensive protections including: Image Verification Code, HTML

    Posted by GMarch 04, 2009 - 07:44 am
    Unleash your creativity! Your guestbook can look just the way you want, customization is quick and easy with our posts template system that lets you fine-tune the posts appearance
    Here is a small selection of the many cool installs around. Congrats to the webmasters for the great job!

    Patricia Pope
    Vince Agwada
    Seabird Jazz Lounge
    Military Girlfriend
    Insidious frustration
    Israel Pets
    Squirrel tales
    Angel bots
    Tony Ray
    Driver Official Organic Yoga Mexico
    Wirral Resource Centre
    Jail Break
    Camping trip
    Theorem of the day
    Jenny Youngmam
    Silent Thunder MC
    Jeffrey Wilson's Guestbook

    Posted by ME !March 04, 2009 - 03:03

    Posted by AndreaMarch 02, 2009 - 08:18 am
    Hi Lars, check your e-mail.


    Posted by LarsMarch 02, 2009 - 07:33
    I filled in the form for the free guestbook download, but I'm not getting the email with the link. What do I do now?
    Thanks in advance.

    Posted by dodyMarch 01, 2009 - 08:30 amPrivate
    super sejt oder wie?

    Posted by AndreaFebruary 27, 2009 - 09:37 am
    Bill, what happened to your website is really annoying, however there is little we can can do to help as we cannot control what people do with the free guestbook software we distribute here and on other software web sites on the internet. Please check your e-mail, sent you a couple more details there. Feel free to contact me at any time if you need any clarification.

    Best Regards,


    Posted by Bill ZiarkoskiFebruary 26, 2009 - 11:55 pmPrivate
    I am the captain of a paintball team called Team Hashido. Someone has used your server and made a, if you view the site, you will understand my complaint, if you could close it down so that i dont have to get the law involved that would be appreciated, but if it is still up within the next two days, i will have to take it to the next level.

    Thank you

    Posted by AndreaFebruary 24, 2009 - 07:48 pm
    Randy, great to hear you solved it. Feel free to post at any time if you have further issues or questions.


    Posted by Randy KizerFebruary 24, 2009 - 06:03 pmPrivate
    Andrea, the problem was the file was not set at 666 level. I must have messed it up!!! Thanks soo much for the quick response. Awesome support!!!!!!!!

    Posted by AndreaFebruary 24, 2009 - 05:32 pm
    RRandy, try this: on the server, guestbook folder, delete the file verify.png. Then create an empty file with the same name (verify.png), upload to the server to replace the old file, grant 666 permission. Then try a post. Let me know what happens.


    Posted by Randy KizerFebruary 24, 2009 - 05:27 pmPrivate
    Andrea, I tried your fix and it didn't work on my computer so I went to another computer that has never accessed that site and got the same captcha and the same result. It like whatever code is used to create the captcha, it's "locked up"?

    Posted by AndreaFebruary 24, 2009 - 04:12 am
    Hi Randy,

    It is a browser caching problem. Simply reload the captcha page to get a fresh code before posting. Mind that most visitors will post once and never experience the problem. On posting twice in a short period of time, browser caching can occur under certain circumstances and lead to the problem you report. Again, just refresh the captcha before posting.


    Posted by Randy KizerFebruary 24, 2009 - 04:01
    I have the premium loaded to my site and everything works fine if the captcha is set to no. When it's yes, after I enter the message and submit, I usually get the same captcha code each time and when I submit the code I get a logged ip message and no post.

    Posted by johnFebruary 19, 2009 - 06:04 pmPrivate
    nice :)

    Posted by AlanaFebruary 18, 2009 - 08:00
    Just downloaded & installed free version to try before purchasing the enhanced version. I've set up exactly as instructed; however I still keep getting window stating I need to link to program page. The link is there ( I've set all the permissions as instructed as well. Please let me know what I am doing wrong.


    Posted by hansiFebruary 17, 2009 - 03:01
    Testing your guestbook

    Posted by AndreaFebruary 15, 2009 - 05:18 pm
    Hi Enrico, I would enquire with your host on this file permission issue. I you cannot install properly feel free to ask for a refund at any time, your money is safe.


    Posted by enrico massettiFebruary 15, 2009 - 05:10 pmPrivate
    I am trying to install the WCS full version on my site I want one comment on each page, I installed the first page at but I have a problem: my server is a Windows server and only allows me to change permissions to folders, not to individual files. Any idea of what I could do? I hope I did not waste my $20...

    Posted by AndreaFebruary 13, 2009 - 02:40 pm
    Hi Kain, check the permission of your posts.txt file, looks like the new posts do not make it to the posts file. Let me know.


    Posted by kainvinosecFebruary 13, 2009 - 01:07
    Sorry to post again. Here's what's happened... After the jibberish post, it seems like every new post simply overwrites the one before it. So my friend overwrote the jibberish, my post overwrote his, and his post overwrote mine... None of the new posts are showing up in the edit/delete page. Any idea what's going on? I'm so confused.

    Posted by kainvinosecFebruary 13, 2009 - 01:02
    Nevermind my last post. The guestbook is still acting weird but the jibberish post is gone. My friend posted right after the jibberish showed up and his post overwrote the jibberish, and then his post disappeared completely... So, I have no idea what's going on but there is no visible problem at the moment.

    Posted by kainvinosecFebruary 13, 2009 - 12:56
    Someone posted jibberish in my guestbook and I can't delete it. The message doesn't show up in the edit/delete page so... How do I get rid of it?


    Posted by AndreaFebruary 13, 2009 - 10:10 am
    Hi Arron, please check your e-mail.


    Posted by Arron DaviesFebruary 13, 2009 - 09:51
    hi there the download e-mail has not arrived. help please?

    Posted by AndreaFebruary 10, 2009 - 05:28 am
    Sure, you can add photos. You cannot upload them though.


    Posted by hello worldFebruary 10, 2009 - 04:24
    possiblitily to add photos ?

    Posted by AndreaFebruary 07, 2009 - 08:51 pm
    Thanks Richard, your feedback is most appreciated, glad that you find the script useful.


    Posted by Richard JonesFebruary 06, 2009 - 06:53
    Thanks Andrea for the excellent support. This script is everything I am looking for. I want to be able to put a unique comment feedback form on every page in our web site. Also I don't want to mess about with SQL database connections which in my experience frequently go wrong.
    This will do all that I need. Thanks for the beyond the call of duty support too!

    Posted by AndreaFebruary 05, 2009 - 05:37 pm
    David, your installation look fine to me, I am not sure I understand what the problem is.


    Posted by davidFebruary 05, 2009 - 05:05 pmPrivate
    I am using this guestbook on
    I am wondering if its possible some how that
    its make a new line after for example 25 chars..
    but not in a textmessage..
    because it is now users cant see whole messages..
    kind regards

    Posted by Janne NilssonFebruary 05, 2009 - 04:05

    I have been using your wonderful guestbook now for about a year. I actually have two installs of it on my site for different purposes. One of the installs is now giving me some trouble. When somebody posts an entry and following the little captcha, the only results is a message saying that the IP status has been logged, and no entry appears in the posts.
    What is wrong? I have checked all the permissions as I thought that may have something to do with it.
    The address of the install is
    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Posted by mamaFebruary 03, 2009 - 06:42

    Posted by AndreaFebruary 03, 2009 - 05:53 pm
    So true Jim, so true

    Posted by JimVFebruary 03, 2009 - 05:44
    This is a great, simple, and low cost guestbook!

    Posted by AndreaFebruary 02, 2009 - 06:16 pm
    You, the script works, I promise

    Posted by this is meFebruary 02, 2009 - 06:06 pmPrivate
    really... tell me this script works coz there are so many that don't

    Posted by Valerie ThompsonJanuary 29, 2009 - 05:15
    Valerie Thompson Racing fan mail

    Posted by AndreaJanuary 28, 2009 - 05:31 pm
    Hi Mikkel, check your e-mail.


    Posted by mikkelJanuary 28, 2009 - 03:02
    problem is, that when you press "post" in the guestbook a blank page appears and nothing more happens. the same "blank page" appears when I try to log into the admin section. Anyone had this problem?

    Regards - Mikkel

    Posted by mikkelJanuary 28, 2009 - 12:32
    Hi, My guestbook suddenly stopped working after 1 year working very well :(

    it's at

    Posted by AndreaJanuary 27, 2009 - 07:22 pm
    Y. Van, thanks for pointing out the "not windows" thing, I have now corrected the WCS manual file accordingly.


    Posted by Y. Van SlambrouckJanuary 27, 2009 - 11:01
    Granting the folders a 755 permission instead of 777 it seems to work. And my host is not a Windows host...
    Thanks any way,
    Y.Van Slambrouck.

    Posted by AndreaJanuary 27, 2009 - 09:21 am
    Y Van,

    Try to grant the folders a 755 permission instead of 777. Your 20$ are safe, If we can't get the software to work properly it's money back.


    Posted by Y Van SlambrouckJanuary 27, 2009 - 08:43
    Iv downloaded the 20$ version of WCS.
    Uploaded files and set permissions.
    When I surf to
    I use the adlin password pass (without quotes) but all I get is a
    Internal Server Error
    on page

    I hope my 20 $ is not wasted.

    Posted by HansJanuary 24, 2009 - 03:45
    Testing an interesting guestbook

    Posted by AndreaJanuary 24, 2009 - 03:19 pm
    Thank you Allen! True indeed

    Posted by AllenJanuary 24, 2009 - 10:16 amPrivate
    If you want to use, your server must suport PHP
    so, I update my server from Asp to PHP.

    Posted by AllenJanuary 24, 2009 - 10:15 amPrivate
    This Comments Systme is good and easy to use.

    I recommand~!

    Posted by Richard JonesJanuary 24, 2009 - 05:45 amPrivate
    Hello I can't get wcs to work.

    I am stuck as how to fix it.

    Posted by HansiJanuary 23, 2009 - 06:13
    Nice guestbook

    Posted by DaBistJanuary 23, 2009 - 03:11
    How do i set permissions? What is that?

    Posted by AndreaJanuary 22, 2009 - 09:43 am
    Brent, I tried to post on your guestbook and got a 500 server error rather that what you report. This could be due to wrong permissions. You could try to change the folders permissions from 777 to 755, this could solve the issue.

    Best Regards,


    Posted by BrentJanuary 22, 2009 - 08:11 amPrivate

    Posted by chadJanuary 21, 2009 - 01:34 pm
    Thanks so much andrea, I just moved the site to a new (linux based) host. I am running into a few issues with this uppercase lower case thing. Thanks for the comment on my site.

    Posted by AndreaJanuary 21, 2009 - 09:17 am
    Chad, the URL was wrong and the guestbook name was wrong. Fixed it for you. It was a all lower caps problem, while the URL had some capitalized characters.

    Best Regards-Admin

    Posted by chadJanuary 21, 2009 - 02:25
    Hi andrea, thanks. I checked all that and it's setup right. It was working fine and then all the sudden it started saying i need to link to them????

    Posted by AndreaJanuary 20, 2009 - 05:34 pm
    Kain, issue solved and bug addressed in the current distro released today.


    Posted by AndreaJanuary 20, 2009 - 05:23 pm

    Most likely you subtly mispelled the "guestbook page name" variable in admin/configuration. For example, for this very guestbook, this is set to free_php_guestbook_test.html.

    A frequent error is to have a .html instead of .htm or vice-versa.


    Posted by chadJanuary 20, 2009 - 05:17
    this is the guest book that's having the problem

    Posted by chadJanuary 20, 2009 - 05:15
    I have a link to your site at the bottom of the guest list. but when i click submit it asks me to provide a link to your site

    Posted by AndreaJanuary 20, 2009 - 04:36 pm
    Kain, I am working on the issue. Will keep you posted.

    Posted by AngeliqueJanuary 20, 2009 - 08:03 amPrivate
    Is this the answer to my guestbook problem????

    Posted by Kain VinosecJanuary 19, 2009 - 10:55
    Sorry, forgot to post the link so you could see what it was doing, if necessary.

    Naturally it's under the 'guestbook' tab.

    Posted by Kain VinosecJanuary 19, 2009 - 10:52
    Need help!

    I'm updating the design to my website and I've run into a problem with the guestbook. When there are multiple pages, on the second page, the "previous" link doesn't go back to the original page but instead attempts to go to page_1 or whatever the first page would normally be called when using the guestbook as such. The "first" link does go to the right place though. Any way to fix the "previous" link on that one page?

    Posted by AndreaJanuary 19, 2009 - 09:57 am
    Lonnie, unfortunately I am not familiar with windows XP as server software, so I cannot give specific advice. The point is that a few files need a write permission (the script must be able to modify them), this is tipically a 666. Some folders need the permission for the creation/editing of files in them, that is the script must be able to create a new file inside the folder(s). This is 777 on most linux systems and some windows systems and 755 on many windows servers and a few linux server. I suggest you google XP server file permissions, you will surely find a lot of information on the topic.


    Posted by lanreJanuary 19, 2009 - 09:41 amPrivate
    police brutality is a seriuos issue in my country.

    Posted by Lonnie ReedJanuary 18, 2009 - 05:24
    I am having problems changing permissions on my server.
    I am running Windows XP professional. What am I doing wrong?

    Posted by thebleakJanuary 15, 2009 - 04:21 pmPrivate
    I wonder how this is going to look

    Posted by TimJanuary 12, 2009 - 06:27 pmPrivate
    This is simply yummy! Thanks, it looks great!

    Posted by AndreaJanuary 12, 2009 - 10:26 am
    Erik, first, try to assign a 755 permission to the folders, instead of 777. If this does not work, see if you can access the server error log to get more information of what is going wrong, a 500 server error by itself unfortunately is not very informative.


    Posted by ErikJanuary 12, 2009 - 09:58 amPrivate

    Posted by MattJanuary 10, 2009 - 06:22 pmPrivate
    How easy is it to put the verification under the comments field, so it does not force the user to go to another page/screen?

    Posted by kbrownJanuary 05, 2009 - 10:27
    I uploaded, set permissions, etc. but when I try to log in to admin or submit a comment the file php_guestbook.php comes up but it is blank. What am I missing?

    Posted by MikeJanuary 05, 2009 - 02:49
    A great resource - many thanks!

    Posted by AndreaJanuary 04, 2009 - 10:07 pm
    Hi Dennis, thanks for your feedback. Concerning the smilies, it works fine for me in both explorer and mozilla, so I am not sure how to help.

    Best Admin

    Posted by DennisJanuary 04, 2009 - 08:08 pmPrivate
    Hi Admin,

    Thanks for making this nice little script. I've noticed some small little problems though. The first problem was with the naming of the additional pages. It's easy to change the name in the configuration page but you can't change the html extension. I had to change it to php myself by making some changes in classes.php. I think it's working correct now.

    An other problem lays in the automatic menu of the additional pages. When I skip to the next page and go back to the previous, it sends me to a page that isnt there: page_1. I noticed that this bug can be seen on your site as well. I hoped I worked this around by calling my very first guestbook page: page_1.

    The third problem lays in the pop-up page when clicking on the 'add a smiley' button. In explorer I get the little message that there was a mistake in the page. It says that 'mylink' isn't defined. I've seen this mistake on your guestbook as well. Is there a way to fix this?

    Kind regards,

    Posted by AndreaJanuary 04, 2009 - 11:54 am
    Mdw check your e-mail.


    Posted by mdwJanuary 04, 2009 - 02:08 amPrivate
    I know there is a very simple solution, so I feel a bit silly for asking, but can you please advise how and where I can change the color of the "private" link on the actual guestbook? Currently, it shows as blue and I would like to change to a different color that fits my overall page theme.

    Thank you,


    Posted by AndreaJanuary 03, 2009 - 11:10 am
    Robin, check your mailbox.


    Posted by RobinJanuary 03, 2009 - 12:58 amPrivate
    I tried messages with the Make Private set both ways to no avail...

    Posted by RobinJanuary 03, 2009 - 12:10 amPrivate
    One thing I noticed -- the form field called "show_message" defaults to "no" and says "Make private" which doesn't seem to make sense.

    Make private

    Posted by RobinJanuary 03, 2009 - 12:03 amPrivate
    Thanks for the quick response!

    Here's the page info:
    %ls -l INFJorINFP.htm
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 domni users 12905 Jan 2 23:55 INFJorINFP.htm

    Where else can I look?

    Posted by AndreaJanuary 02, 2009 - 11:56 pm
    Hi Robin, check the permission of the html guestbook page, should be 666,


    Posted by RobinJanuary 02, 2009 - 11:47 pmPrivate
    I used the free and the premium versions of this excellent system quite successfully. Today, I upgraded to the WCS version and everything installed OK; I created a gbook with ID=1; got a list of diagnostics saying it's all working; posted a message; it shows up for moderation; approved it; but it doesn't show up on the page. What's missing?

    Posted by AndreaJanuary 01, 2009 - 02:35 pm
    Greg, I personally found it impossible, on a godaddy windows hosting, to grant the correct permissions so as to have the script working. Problem was solved by migrating to godaddy linux hosting, they will do it for you on request. No problems reported on other windos hosting services.


    Posted by phpuserJanuary 01, 2009 - 12:48 pmPrivate
    chmod changes like to 666 are required on Linux Servers, not Windows based Servers......Does your Windows Server run php ? Some don't, they use asp.....

    Posted by GregDecember 31, 2008 - 06:08 pmPrivate
    I'm missing something here. I'm trying to add this to a site I've hosted on GoDaddy. They use Windows servers, so I've gone into my account manger app and have been able to make the folder permission changes, but was unable and told "you can't make permission changes on individual files with a Windows server" so I cannot make the 666 changes referred to in the documentation. I tried to overcome this by making the changes at the parent folder level, but have not had success. I am experiencing two issues. 1) I am now asked for a username & password when I try to access my guestbook. 2) Any changes I make to the admin page do not "take". I either get incorrect password when I try to change the password, or no changes happen if I keep the existing password and just try to make the other admin changes. I'm happy to make the upgrade to the paid version if you think we can get this working. Regards & Happy New Year!

    Posted by eracDecember 29, 2008 - 12:27

    Posted by يوسفDecember 26, 2008 - 04:32
    it's very nice Happy new year and All thanks for this Script

    Posted by AndreaDecember 22, 2008 - 04:55 pm
    Thanks Chuck!

    Posted by ChuckDecember 22, 2008 - 03:53
    This is just a test of the Guestbook. Thank you for developing it and providing it the rest of us.

    Posted by AndreaDecember 22, 2008 - 03:50 pm
    Michael, if the captcha does not show it is either a gdlibrary issue (bad install?) or a permission issue. Check out for a config change that requires different permissions for the script to write a file to a folder? Try 777 instead of 755 or 755 instead of 777?


    Posted by MichaelDecember 22, 2008 - 03:10 pmPrivate
    Thanks Andrea,
    This appears to be a server issue as a new install does the same thing. I'll look over my server settings. Any ideas you may have would be welcome.

    Posted by AndreaDecember 22, 2008 - 02:11 pm
    Hi Michael, try a new test installation on your server, in a separate folder, to see whether this is an installation or a server problem.


    Posted by MichaelDecember 22, 2008 - 01:57 pmPrivate
    I've been using your great script for some time now. Recently I've developed a problem. The Captcha page appears blank. I have reloaded the gd libraries and checked all permissions to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You,

    Posted by Dan DanDecember 19, 2008 - 08:04
    The php script uses "short opening tags". This is fine, but newer versions of php do not have "short opening tags" enabled by default. It was only after a couple of hours of research that I was able to determine this as the cause of my issues... and then I had a fully working install.

    I'm not sure a neophyte would have necessarily been able to figure this out?

    Posted by AndreaDecember 19, 2008 - 05:14 am
    Dan, which tags are you talking about?


    Posted by Dan DanDecember 19, 2008 - 12:07
    Any answer to the "Short opening tags" issue?

    Posted by andyDecember 18, 2008 - 04:18 pmPrivate

    Posted by mikeDecember 17, 2008 - 10:29
    hi i got a glitch i repaired a glitch when u on the admin page and u change the name for guestbook the guestbook link doesnt work i changed the one file $gbook_url to $gbook_name

    but problem i having is 1. only seems to work 100% on the server and not the client

    2nd is once i post a message and do the verification it goes directly to the admin log in where can i change it so it goes to the displaying of the guestbook

    Posted by mikeDecember 17, 2008 - 04:48
    hi i cant seem to get this to work with Windows 2008 server i have tried changing the short tag to 0n but then i still get like a 500 error or unrecogized call and the other way i get coding to show up how do you setup php properly on windows 2008 server to make this run properly as i wanna include it in my server side includes

    Posted by Dan DanDecember 17, 2008 - 09:57 am
    I finally figured it out... the php script uses short opening tags which newer versions of PHP don't accept by default.

    Posted by JaveDecember 17, 2008 - 02:53
    Jave of the Jave

    Mave of the Mave

    Bave of the Bave

    Bade of the Bade

    Bare of the Bare

    Bale of the Bale

    Ball of the Ball

    Balls of the Balls

    Posted by Dan DanDecember 16, 2008 - 11:42 pm
    Ok, I have gotten past that. Now, both the admin page and the sample page flash bits of code, and then end up at a 404 message. They seem to be pointing to$gbook_url.

    Posted by Dan DanDecember 16, 2008 - 10:09 pm
    I get this on IIS 6: The HTTP verb used to access this page is not allowed

    Posted by AndreaDecember 16, 2008 - 04:43 pm
    Tacha, you have to take the info manually, however this is a great idea for a feature to be added in the future, so thanks for posting.


    Posted by abusDecember 16, 2008 - 04:13 pmPrivate
    is it up to you to keep fields like name and e-mail

    Posted by TachaDecember 15, 2008 - 01:19 pmPrivate
    Is there any way to export or grab the email addresses used by people leaving comments easily?

    Posted by ANANTHDecember 13, 2008 - 06:05
    Hi Team,

    I have launched a website and it's designed in .html formate and i have only 25MB space in the server. Will you be able to help me in including Guestbook creation for my static webpages.

    Best Regards,

    Posted by JenniferDecember 11, 2008 - 01:06 pmPrivate
    My UTF-8 is not displaying correctly. in which file would i find this to be adjusted. it seems to be set at western

    Posted by aminDecember 10, 2008 - 07:23
    hello a nice script thank you.
    I cant use it to write in Arabic,Farsi and more
    it will be like س;ل;ا;م; م;ن; د;ا;ر;م; ف;ا;ر;س;ی; م;ی; ن;و;ی;س;م;

    Posted by James DeppDecember 10, 2008 - 03:32
    Thanks everyone for refering me to this free dating site thank you very much i am so greatful that i don't know how to thanks you guys

    Posted by AndreaDecember 04, 2008 - 12:09 pm
    Mike, I agree that the html of the template could be written better. I will take your advice and work on it. I should say though that this html, as it is, works well on any browser. Also, many people will never use the template but rather just plug in the form in their own html pages, which is in fact the strength of this script with respect to other guestbook scripts around.

    Thanks for your feedback, hope you will enjoy the software.


    Posted by MikeDecember 04, 2008 - 11:40 am
    The tool is handy indeed. Just what I was looking for, no php knowledge needed. If you'll take feedback though, the code from the html files is dreadful to look at: no doctype, proper opening/closing tags missing, mixture of CAPS & lower case, not tabulated... Looks like it could do with some clean up.

    Posted by AndreaNovember 29, 2008 - 01:55 pm
    Aaron, front page extensions should not interfere with the guestbook. You can customize because you can turn any existing html page into a guestbook, and also control the appearance of the posts to suit your page design and style. If unsure, just download the free version and play with it. It is fully functional, just missing a few advanced options with respect to the enhanced version.


    Posted by AaronNovember 29, 2008 - 12:36 pmAlien@AlienDeceptions.Com
    Does this work on a sever that has FrontPage Extensions installed on it?

    I also notice that you say that we can customize a guestbook, but can it be added to a .DWT page, if not can it be added into the existing HTML of a site that already has a theme structure to it?

    Posted by SomeoneNovember 26, 2008 - 04:28
    It works?

    Posted by susannaNovember 25, 2008 - 07:39 pmPrivate
    Thank you Andrea! Could you only still make my email address private in the previous message? I forgot to do that. Thank you. And by the way, you are really quick in answering, that's really good! Good luck with your guest book and I will recommend you further.

    Posted by AndreaNovember 25, 2008 - 06:26 pm
    Susanna, Dan's problem was related to a setting of the moderation mode (not available in the free version), so it was not really a spam problem, but rather a simple configuration issue. So this does not relate at all to your situation. Spam is very well controlled in all versions, you don't need to do anything special to avoid it.


    Posted by susannaNovember 25, 2008 - 06:23 pmPrivate
    pls delete my mail adress in the previous message. thnks

    Posted by SusannaNovember 25, 2008 - 06:22 pmPrivate
    Hi Andrea,

    Thanks for your quick feedback. Changed the text within the captcha page, worked out fine. I am just setting up this guestbook. According to Dan's little config problem, is there something I could do in advance to prevent receiving spam when I start to use the gb?

    Thanks once again,


    Posted by AndreaNovember 25, 2008 - 01:15 pm
    Dan, I think you have a little configuration problem, check your e-mail for details.


    Posted by AndreaNovember 25, 2008 - 01:14 pm
    Susanna, the text in the captcha page can be found and edited in include/lang/eng/lang.php, captcha_pag_warn variable. I suggest you use a dedicated source code editor such as to edit the file.

    The e-mail validation could be added as a custom feature, some code should be written ex-novo for you. It could be added to the public release in a while, not sure about timing though.


    Posted by danNovember 25, 2008 - 12:16 pmPrivate
    I have the enhanced version and still get spam. I set the guestbook to: Moderation mode active and put yes.
    But, it still allow people to post. I save it after changing it, do I have to do anything else?

    Posted by susannaNovember 24, 2008 - 07:50 pmPrivate
    Ajaah!!! I just mean a break!!!! For now i will take one myself haha


    Posted by SusannaNovember 24, 2008 - 07:48 pmPrivate
    Okay, didn't realize that the tags where working here...

    Question 2] was
    2] How can I change the text in the captcha page. I would like to put a <<>> between Important:
    If this is not the first message you have submitted in the last minutes,<<>>
    you might have to reload this page to get a new, valid code

    Thank you once more for your feedback


    Posted by susannaNovember 24, 2008 - 07:43 pmPrivate
    Hi there,

    Thank you for offering a nice guestbook!

    I just have 2 questions:
    1] Is it possible to validate the email address field? Means people would not be able to just write something, but at least it should be an email address?

    2] How can I change the text in the captcha page. I would like to put a
    between Important:
    If this is not the first message you have submitted in the last minutes,
    you might have to reload this page to get a new, valid code.

    Thank you for your feedback!

    Greetings, Susanna

    Posted by SajiNovember 21, 2008 - 06:16 amPrivate
    plz delete my previous entry.. i forget to private my email address...

    Posted by FrancesNovember 20, 2008 - 05:26
    Having had success with Jeffery Wilson's guestbook (good to see it on your list) I have used your script again on There have been a number of entries but I never get an email to let me know. I think I have checked the right boxes on the configuration page, might it be connected to server permissions? Any ideas? Thanks very much.

    Posted by 456789November 18, 2008 - 07:18
    Simply delightful

    Posted by daveNovember 17, 2008 - 05:21 amPrivate
    Pretty cool

    Posted by TESTNovember 16, 2008 - 08:14
    I have a wonderful time.

    Posted by AndreaNovember 16, 2008 - 07:01 pm
    Joen, it depends on a server misconfiguration involving the location of the folder where the temporary session files are stored. I have a simple one line fix, however not on this computer. Will do my best to send you an e-mail tomorrow.


    Posted by joen mikkelNovember 16, 2008 - 06:55
    Hi, when I log into the admin section to delete a spampost, each time I press something in the admin section it logs me out with (wrong password or session expired) then I type the right password again and get in and press something and it logs me out yet again, this repeats itself endlessly :(
    What can be done please?

    Best regards - Joen Mikkel Simonsen

    Posted by AndreaNovember 13, 2008 - 01:53 pm
    Hi Kevin, look in the include/mixvar.php file, date variable. Use the part where it says +0 hours. You can add or substract hours to your current guestbook time. Then posts again to test.


    Posted by KevinNovember 12, 2008 - 10:41 pmPrivate
    Hi, I've been using this guestbook on my site and it works great!! However, I have a questin regarding how the date/time of posts is generated. I live on the east coast (EST) and when I make a post to the guestbook, the post time displayed is one (1) hour earlier than the actual time. Is there a way to correct this?

    Posted by agatityNovember 11, 2008 - 11:20 amPrivate
    Okay, I solved it! (I'm a lama) :)
    Thanks again.


    Posted by agatityNovember 11, 2008 - 11:09 amPrivate
    Okay, thank you, Andrea. It solved. Previously, the posts folder had 755, and now I changed it to 777, and works perfectly. Now the last question is:

    After I'm making a post, the guestbook is jumping here:
    instead of jumping back to the site, for example here:

    Posted by AndreaNovember 11, 2008 - 09:19 am
    Agatity, I think your permissions are not correct. In particular the posts folder should have a 777 or 755 (depending on the server config) to allow the posts file to be created. Your posts file was not created, so you only see the last posted message, however basically this not OK, the messages are not stored in the flatfile, you have to fix this in order to have a guestbook that remembers the posted messages.

    Also make sure the guestbook html file has a 666 permission, not sure this is so right now.


    Posted by agatityNovember 11, 2008 - 09:07 amPrivate
    Okay, sorry, I'm a bit lamer. I solve the problem, but I have two others. (

    First of all, the guestbook shows only 1, the latest post. Is there any chance to show for example the latest 10 posts? And then show pages?

    Second: when somebody posts, after the posting procedure, always getting here:

    Is there a place, where I can tell the php, which site to jump after the procedure?

    Posted by agatityNovember 11, 2008 - 06:54 amPrivate
    I mean: I have a little problem...

    Posted by agatityNovember 11, 2008 - 06:52 amPrivate

    I'm making my girlfriend's website, and I finally found your guestbook, but U have a little problem: the captcha image is not appearing. See this:

    Posted by AndreaNovember 06, 2008 - 02:13 pm
    Sultan, check your e-mail.


    Posted by SultanNovember 05, 2008 - 11:22
    HELLO Andrea,
    Thanks a lot for your helpfull answer. I have talked to them but they said it is a security policy and they could not do anything to change it! I can not change the host since I have already paid them for 1 more year!!
    However, you have at least told me about a good way to overcome this problem. I will search for tutorials which can help me to write these kind of scripts. If you can post links to good websites I would appreciate that.
    Once again, thank you very much

    Posted by AndreaNovember 05, 2008 - 05:02 pm
    Thanks Ruth, our scripts and support are indeed the best around


    Posted by RuthNovember 05, 2008 - 04:48 pmPrivate
    Thank you for the very quick response and fix for my issue. The script is now working perfectly and I am so happy with the options and how it works compared to the other two I tried before this.

    Excellent support and product.

    Posted by Beverly MillerNovember 05, 2008 - 04:42 pmPrivate

    Posted by AndreaNovember 05, 2008 - 03:55 pm
    Hello Sultan, how annoying!! You could:

    - complain to your host and explain you need your permission to be left alone
    - change host (good idea)
    - write a script that changes your permission every day, right after your host do and run it under crontab

    Personally I would try to explain the situation to my host and then change host if they do not leave my permissions alone.

    Best Regards,


    Posted by SultanNovember 05, 2008 - 03:14
    I have been using your PHP Guestbook for 2 years with no problems at all. However, the host server configuration has been changed so that files' permissions are being changed every day to be 644 instead of 755 due to security issues! As a result, visitors are not able any more to add thier comments unless I change the permissions back to be 755, which I do every day!!!
    Is there any thing I can do to overcome this problem?
    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Posted by RuthNovember 05, 2008 - 11:21 amPrivate

    Posted by bedahNovember 02, 2008 - 09:59
    nice nice nice nice nice nice nice nice nice nice

    Posted by Ji KimNovember 02, 2008 - 09:17 pmPrivate
    Wow! That was FAST! I sent you my info.

    Posted by AndreaNovember 02, 2008 - 09:10 pm
    Ji, check your e-mail.


    Posted by Ji KimNovember 02, 2008 - 08:59 pmPrivate
    I purchased your software and I did a test post. After I submits a comment, it leaves me on the "IP Logged" page? What do I do?

    Posted by meNovember 01, 2008 - 03:51 pm
    hI TEST Tetsingishly speaking Wow! Red eveN!

    Posted by BenOctober 31, 2008 - 11:46 pmPrivate
    This is a good looking guestbook. I may use this on my website.

    Posted by javier cerdaOctober 31, 2008 - 04:21
    I just did all the steps to install it but I have a problem when I post a message this duplicate to mnay times.

    I need to fix it but I cant find the problem...ANYBODY?

    Posted by DaveOctober 31, 2008 - 07:11
    This guestbook is the best I've come by. Thanks to everyone for making such a GREAT product.

    Posted by YudiOctober 30, 2008 - 10:43
    I need this for my
    If it is work I will be very thankful to you guys...

    Posted by FrancesOctober 28, 2008 - 11:42
    Thanks. I have made the change but now I see from an earlier post that I could remove the time altogether. This could be a better option.

    Glad you want to add the guestbook to the list.

    Posted by zackOctober 28, 2008 - 11:41
    i dont understand the "powerd by" bit or where to put it


    Posted by ShadyOctober 28, 2008 - 09:17

    Posted by AndreaOctober 28, 2008 - 08:57 am
    Hello Frances, you can adjust the time by editing the file include/mixvar.php, date variable (with a dedicated source code editor such as See where it says +0 hours? This is where you can add positive or negative increments to fit your local time.

    Nice job you did there, I will add your guestbook to the list as soon as I update it.


    Posted by FrancesOctober 28, 2008 - 08:40
    Brilliant. Thank you so much for this lovely and easy to install Guestbook. The HR between the posts kept me guessing for a while, but I eventually solved it! However I don't know enough to change the posted date and time to UTC (GMT)
    Do take a look!

    Posted by AndrewOctober 25, 2008 - 04:56 pmPrivate
    Hi Andrea

    I have just purchased your comments system. I have found a way of posting a message here without typing the captcha image.

    Posted by DebbieOctober 25, 2008 - 02:41 pmPrivate
    Thank you.

    Posted by DaveOctober 25, 2008 - 11:18
    Hello All!

    I added the Java Script Code from easy_php_guestbook.html to my own html page and uploaded all php_guestbook files to my website. Everything looks great..exactly how I want it. I made a test post and got through to the "human authorization" page. After entering the code and clicking the "I am human" button, the next page just remains on Processing Post...

    I noticed the URL is /php_guestbook.php

    I then receive an email that a new post was made but no posts display on my guestbook.html page. I just can't seem to figure out what the issue could be. Does anyone know what the probelm might be? I really appreciate your help with this. Thank you in advance!

    Posted by AndreaOctober 21, 2008 - 02:18 pm
    Donald, this is precious bit of information, thank you very much for posting this! Should you need any further assistance you have my e-mail, and of course you are most welcome to post here whenever you feel so inclined.


    Posted by Donald OSullivanOctober 21, 2008 - 01:58
    WCS is now up and running on a Vista Ultimate OS web server using PHP 5.2.2

    Posted by AndreaOctober 21, 2008 - 07:51 am
    Charlie, when you change the e-mail to "no" and save, it will not send the email although it shows yes in configuration.

    For the date format, it is specified in the include/mixvar.php file at the date variable. It is very easy to modify it and for example remove the time. Google PHP date format and you should easily understand how to do it. To modify source code file be sure you use a dedicated editor such a


    Posted by CharlieOctober 20, 2008 - 11:00
    I cannot seem disable the sending of an email when posts occur in the comment system. I can change "email on post" to NO but after I click save configuration and come back the option is back on again. Everything else seems to work fine. Any suggestions?

    Also, does anyone know if there is a way to change the date and time that shows with postings to include the date only and not to include the time.

    Posted by AndreaOctober 20, 2008 - 05:08 pm
    LOL Donald, thanks for your support, the observation to Mila is spot on.

    Concerning the look and design of this site, feel free to visualize the source of the page and copy the post template. You can easily infer it by looking at the source. You might have to copy also some styles from the source to have it look the same. Let me know if you have problems in doing this.


    Posted by Donald OSullivanOctober 20, 2008 - 07:13
    How do I edit the guestbook entries and make them look like yours? The output is much nicer than my plain text and that doesn't seem fair


    Posted by Donald OSullivanOctober 20, 2008 - 05:22

    If you had WCS installed, I could comment.


    Posted by Donald OSullivanOctober 20, 2008 - 05:19

    If you had WCS installed, I could comment.


    Posted by Donald OSullivanOctober 20, 2008 - 05:08
    Yes, thanks. The engine is running and now I'm going to tune it.

    Will be in touch,


    Posted by AndreaOctober 19, 2008 - 04:35 pm
    Donald, did you get my e-mail?

    Posted by AndreaOctober 19, 2008 - 04:31 pm
    Mila, your design is very nice. Unfortunately the link to your website has no real reason to be here as you are not using software from this web site, this is why your previous post was deleted, and this new one will follow. Nothing personal, however many would call what you are doing spam, and this is not welcome here.


    Posted by Donald OSullivanOctober 19, 2008 - 04:31
    getting it right some of the time now - create and post to several guestbooks -

    Posted by AndreaOctober 19, 2008 - 04:28 pm
    Donald, check your e-mail.


    Posted by Donald OSullivanOctober 19, 2008 - 03:40
    I have a web server running Abyss on a Vista system. Works fine. This is an 'offline' localhost which I use to test software before installation. I set up a guestbook called "comments" and inserted a link on index.html. That worked fine. Then I set up another and was able to make a new comment but it was included with the comments of the first guestbook.

    I'll have a looksee what I did wrong.

    I tried to send you an email but it never got through.


    Posted by MilaOctober 19, 2008 - 01:40 pmPrivate

    How do you like my autumn design?


    Posted by AndreaOctober 19, 2008 - 01:21 pm
    Hello Donald,

    Not sure what you mean when you say that you installed it on windows XP. This is a server side software.

    The way to use it is to transform each html page for a photo in a guestbook. This requires installation of the WCS on your server. Once it is correctly installed, you can login to the admin section, then go to the guestbook manager and create a new guestbook for each html page (photo page) by following the instructions in the guestbook manager.

    Feel free to e-mail me if you need further help.

    Best Regards-Andrea

    Posted by Donald OSullivanOctober 19, 2008 - 12:57
    Installed on windows XP. I still don't know how to link it to the page. I have a series of photographs, each with its own html page. How do I point foto 1 to id 1; foto 2 to id 2, etc?

    Posted by AndreaOctober 17, 2008 - 03:57 pm
    Hello Dan,

    In admin, configuration: the guestbook name should be the name of your guestbook html page. From what you posted it looks like you did not get this one right.

    For the image: it is automatically generated by the script. If you have a recent PHP version and the permission of the main folder is correct, you should see the captcha image.

    Best Regards,


    Posted by danOctober 17, 2008 - 07:01 amPrivate
    me again, this thing is driving me crazy, it is now telling me i have to link to you site for it to work, yet i have linked to your site
    what the hell is going on!

    Posted by danOctober 17, 2008 - 06:23 amPrivate
    Also, following on from Andreas comment, how do i make it take me back to the page i came from after posting a comment

    Posted by danOctober 17, 2008 - 06:11

    I am new to this sort of web development so take it easy with me. I am having problems with the image verify. I cant seem to find the verify.png image.
    Can anybody help me?

    Posted by AndreaOctober 16, 2008 - 02:53 pm
    Hello Brdiget, please check your e-mail.


    Posted by BridgetOctober 16, 2008 - 02:10 pmPrivate
    I just recently purchased your software, I have a stupid question...After the person submits an entry, it leaves them on the "IP Logged" page.... How do I redirect to another page or back to the easy_php_guestbood.html page?

    Posted by AndreaOctober 15, 2008 - 09:47 am
    Thorsteinn, so it looks like we have now solved the issue, that was due to the fact that having the script work on a PHP version before 4.3 requires some tweaking.

    Ian, yes indeed to use the WCS you have to create each guestbook individually, which requires entering the guestbook URL in the WCS admnistration at the time of guestbook creation. If the script does not meet your expectations or requirements, please contact me by e-mail and we will address the issue.


    Posted by adhamOctober 14, 2008 - 01:10 pmPrivate
    i am happy to find this GB

    Posted by Thorsteinn SigurdssonOctober 14, 2008 - 11:14
    I just downloaded the wcs script and ran into problems.
    I followed the instructinos, uploaded the files into myhost/wcs folder and changed permissions.

    I then open admin.html or index.html but when I submit I just get a blank page.

    Any ideas?
    Thorsteinn Sigurdsson

    Posted by daveOctober 11, 2008 - 08:50 amPrivate

    THANK YOU, we love your work.

    Posted by JohnOctober 09, 2008 - 09:54 amPrivate
    This looks like a good script! Ooh, colours, too!

    Posted by IanOctober 08, 2008 - 05:00 pm
    Just bought this script but you have to manually enter every webpage address when using it for comments on each page???

    Posted by AndreaOctober 08, 2008 - 02:39 pm
    Hello Bob, yes you can do it, but not so easily. You have to modify:

    - the javascript code in the guestbook html page
    - the code in the /images/smilies.html page
    - and of course add the new smileys gifs in the images folder

    Nothing difficult if you have some basic html skills. Will take some work though.

    Good luck!


    Posted by BobOctober 08, 2008 - 10:46 am
    Is it possible to add some other smilies ?
    Thank you in advance for your reply !

    Posted by smilieOctober 04, 2008 - 06:15 am
    there comes a fault-message when I use the smilie-button.
    Is this normal ?

    Regards smilie

    Posted by TestingOctober 03, 2008 - 01:20
    Looks Cool I hope it works

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 19, 2008 - 12:47 pm
    Scott, Send me an e-mail for details on this.


    Posted by scottSeptember 19, 2008 - 10:36
    I recently purchased your script and I love it!! I would like to know though, when a user enters in the wrong captcha string and it tells them their IP address is logged...where is that logged to? a file in the wcs directory?

    Posted by anonymousSeptember 19, 2008 - 06:13 am
    Oh.. guestbook with not bad security from xss :) thats good

    Posted by AllenSeptember 15, 2008 - 08:20
    your email got caught by my awesome spamjammer, but now ya whitelisted lol

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 15, 2008 - 07:54 pm
    Allen, did you get my e-mail? I sent you a file with the fix. The enhanced version will get you more features. On your server, it will have the same problem as you have now but again, I have a file with the fix ready for those who should need it.


    Posted by AllenSeptember 15, 2008 - 07:37
    if it makes any difference in what you're doing to help me, im gonna get the enhanced version, provided you can make the page returns work

    did you look at mine?

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 15, 2008 - 05:51 pm
    Allen, the fix is good for posting messages. It will not fix the problems in the admin section, due to the particular configuration of your server.

    Posted by allenSeptember 15, 2008 - 05:24
    thanks - i did notice that ie doesnt return to the admin menu from the config page like it should (inconsistent, did once or twice but usually have to refresh)

    i hope your fix is good cuz most of my viewers/users will be using ie !! i cant ask everyone to use firefox!

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 15, 2008 - 05:20 pm
    griffin you can use the admin interface to delete messages. I suggest you use firefox for managing the admin section.


    Posted by A GriffinSeptember 15, 2008 - 05:13
    cool and ty
    im using ie 8.0 btw

    can you think of a reason that the posts.txt file wont let me overwrite it after editing it? i was experimenting w removing an unwanted post

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 15, 2008 - 05:11 pm
    Allen, I have a fix for this. I will send it to you by e-mail, but please allow a few hours. In the meanwhile, please be aware it is an explorer only thing, should work well in mozilla.


    Posted by allenSeptember 15, 2008 - 05:07
    answering your questions in reverse order...
    yes it made it thru
    the non pay version i downloaded today
    it gets a 'the website cannot display the page' error

    Posted by allenSeptember 15, 2008 - 05:03
    actually !!! its working !!! but when its submitted it doest return to the page like yours does, thats the only thing i need to figure out - this script is awesome

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 15, 2008 - 05:02 pm
    a griffin, what happens exactly after you submit the code? Which version are you using? If you then go to the guestbook page, did the post made it through?

    Posted by A GriffinSeptember 15, 2008 - 04:55
    i seem to have everything setup right but when i try to post to my guestbook first i get the page to type in the random code and when i submit that it doesnt work - if i hit refresh it says 'unrecognised call'

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 13, 2008 - 11:54 am
    Martin, which version are you using?

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 12, 2008 - 11:32 pm
    Martin, if you send me an e-mail with your server ftp details AND the URL of your guestbook I will have a look at your installation. This is the best I can do for you.

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 12, 2008 - 11:34 pm
    Harry, send me an e-mail with the WCS admin login URL, I will have a look. Please set the password to pass.


    Posted by HarrySeptember 12, 2008 - 12:03 pmPrivate
    Yes, each has its own URL, and on the web pages they are identified as gbid 1, gbid 3, and gbid4, which correspond with the folder names on the server.

    Anything else I could check?

    Posted by Martin MathiassenSeptember 12, 2008 - 11:56
    Sorry it did not help still the same and i have chekked the permission on the folders and file
    and i inserted the line you proposed earlyer

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 12, 2008 - 11:32 am
    Harry, check that:

    - you do not have 2 guestbooks with the same URL

    - each time that you create a guestbook you have to copy IT'S OWN POSTING FORM html from the gustbook manager. Each guestboook has a different posting form, you have to copy-paste it each time for each new guestbook, straight from the guestbook manager.


    Posted by HarrySeptember 12, 2008 - 10:48 amPrivate

    The system writes to gb1, gb2, and gb3, and the comments and logs appear to all be stored properly in those files, so it's not a write permissions issue.

    For gb1, what happens is no comments are displayed until you enter a new comment. Then they all show up.

    For gb2 and gb3, even though there are plenty of messages being held in the posts file, no comments ever show.


    Posted by DerrickSeptember 12, 2008 - 06:29 am
    Thanks for the heads up! :)

    well its off to bed for me. 3:29 am

    thanks again.

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 12, 2008 - 06:21 am
    Derrick, you might want to periodically manually clean up the session files from the posts folder as with this method they are not deleted automatically. Not a big deal as they are very small files, but in the long run they might take some disk space.


    Posted by DerrickSeptember 12, 2008 - 06:11 am

    I'm running 0.55.3 (free)


    I placed it after line 68, like so:

    $gb=new Guestbook;
    session_save_path("posts") ;

    //#######//#######//#######//TASKS START HERE//#######//#######//#######//#######//#######


    Posted by AndreaSeptember 12, 2008 - 06:02 am
    Derrick, which version are you using?

    Try to simply put the following line somewhere at the very top of the script:

    session_save_path("posts") ;

    Posted by DerrickSeptember 12, 2008 - 05:47 am
    Hi Andrea,
    Thanks for the quick response.

    the lines:

    $gb=new Guestbook;

    do not exist together. though I found several instances of them apart from eachother. Also the following line does not exist in the document at all.

    session_save_path("posts") ;

    I used Dreamweaver CS3 to edit

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 12, 2008 - 05:38 am
    Derrick, try the same thing I just suggested to Martin. It looks like the sessions expire aech time you do something and this sould be the cause of your problem. Concerning permissions, some windows servers require 775 instead of 777 for the folders.


    Posted by AndreaSeptember 12, 2008 - 05:34 am

    I think I know the problem, have seen it before. The cause is a misconfiguration of your server. In particular the PHP sessions folder is most likely not allocated correctly.

    Try this: open the php_guestbook.php file with a dedicated source code editor like (freeware for windows). Do not use windows notepad.

    Look for the following lines:

    $gb=new Guestbook;

    Add the following line in between the two above:

    session_save_path("posts") ;

    Try again. Good luck, thanks for posting the test results here.


    Posted by DerrickSeptember 12, 2008 - 05:19 amPrivate
    Hi there, I'm having some trouble with this.
    my guestbook is located here

    I have kept all of the default settings. The config page will not save my changes and the easy_php_guestbook.html does not post my comments, nor do I see any changes in the posts.txt file.

    It sounds like a permissions issue to me, but I changed all of the permissions according to the readme. Any light you could shed on the subject would be very helpful.


    Posted by Martin MathiassenSeptember 12, 2008 - 05:05
    I need some help every time i try to access the admin panel it wants me to write the password every time and when i try to delete a post it is the same it want the password and the post is not removed after i write the password
    and i cant change the password becurse it does the same ask for password and i enter the password but sdtill no changes made
    it say password or session is expired

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 11, 2008 - 05:09 am
    Harry, did you remember to grant the guestbook html pages 666 permission? If you did not this explains what you observe now. Check if the permissions of the html guestbook page for gb2 and 3 are the same as gb1.


    Posted by HarrySeptember 11, 2008 - 01:26 amPrivate
    Hi Andrea. Thanks for your previous help. gb1 now works as expected, but I have a similar problem to Wendy's for gb2 and gb3, except that comments never show. I can enter comments, enter the CAPTCHA, and get returned to the page but comments don't show. I have moderation mode turned on, so I use the control panel to approve all the messages, but they still don't show. I can't tell if this is related to the previous problem or not.

    Posted by WendySeptember 10, 2008 - 02:29 pm
    WOW - you were sooo fast with your help! Thank you very much :)

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 10, 2008 - 02:23 pm
    Wendy, maybe you are modifying the page and reuploading it. When you do this, of course the page will be "empty" (with no comments). When you make a new post the page is repopulated with the old posts from the flat file database of messages. This is the kind of situation in which posting a new message brings back the previous one(s).

    And yes, you can edit the appearance of the posts by going in admin, configuration. Scroll down and search for the posts template field, there is where you can edit the html that controls the appearance of the posts.


    Posted by WendySeptember 10, 2008 - 02:18 pmPrivate
    Oops - forgot to leave my URL:

    Posted by WendySeptember 10, 2008 - 02:16
    Hello :)

    I notice that when someone visits my guestbook page, previous comments are only visible after submitting a new one. How can I make previous comments visible all the time?

    Also, is there any way to change the font and colors of the comments displayed - I'd like them to match the rest of my design.

    Thanks so much!

    Posted by BartSeptember 10, 2008 - 07:42 am
    I didn't read that part on the config page...


    Posted by AndreaSeptember 10, 2008 - 07:18 am
    Bart, in admin, configuration, your guestbook page name should be gastenboek.htm and not as it is now.


    Posted by BartSeptember 10, 2008 - 06:29
    Nice script, but I'm having a bit of a problem with the link to this site!
    The message "Please link to the Official Easy PHP Guestbook page in order to use this script. See the readme file licence section for details." is showing up.

    I've read in the forum, but there's no sollution (yet).

    Greetings, Bart
    (sorry, it's in Dutch!)

    Posted by John SmithSeptember 08, 2008 - 01:08 pmPrivate
    Yo Yo. It works apparently!

    Posted by AndreaSeptember 05, 2008 - 02:39 pm
    Harry and Danielle, I contacted you by e-mail to address the issue.


    Posted by HarrySeptember 05, 2008 - 11:35 amPrivate
    Actually, your own system doesn't work right. After entering the CAPTCHA, it goes to a page that says "processing", and then hangs. If you refresh, it goes to a page that says something about your IP address being logged, and then hangs. But if you get back to the guestbook page, and then refresh it, you will see your comment added to the page.

    Posted by HarrySeptember 05, 2008 - 11:29 amPrivate
    I have the same problem as danielle. I had sent you an email with more details. Your assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.

    Posted by HarrySeptember 04, 2008 - 11:25 pmPrivate

    Posted by danielleSeptember 03, 2008 - 06:59 pmPrivate
    do you know why when I add a post or edit/delete posts it tries to pull up the php_gustbook.php page but with an error..says the standard "The website cannot display the page" but the guestbook program does function, i.e. the post will show up or the edits will go through?

    Posted by steveSeptember 01, 2008 - 04:38
    installed your script on my marshall reddick forum.

    Posted by BenSeptember 01, 2008 - 03:11 amPrivate
    I recently installed the free version of the guest book and have been extremely impressed with the ease of installation & features of the script.

    Highly recommended!!

    Posted by Harry EmersonAugust 29, 2008 - 12:41 pmPrivate

    Posted by Joen Mikkel SimonsenAugust 27, 2008 - 05:56
    Hi, my guestbook is not working.

    I get the error that I'm not linking to your page and thus it won't work, except I am linking and have been all the time. I went into the admin section yesterday to delete a post and since then this error comes up. I would appreciate help from anyone who could help me! :(
    the webpage is (press guestbook)
    The guestbook itself is at

    Posted by oh myAugust 21, 2008 - 07:47

    Posted by AndreaAugust 20, 2008 - 04:58 pm
    Hi Jonathan, if the problem is a particular post, you can edit manually the posts.txt file to remove the message line involved. I suggest you use a dedicated source code editor such a pspad to do the editing. When you re-upload the file you might have to grant a 666 permission for it to work well again.


    Posted by Jonathan RiceAugust 20, 2008 - 04:49
    Problem -- we have a post on the guestbook that got through the spam filter and we're not able to log in and remove it. When I type in the password I get the message "Wrong password or session expired". Please advise -- what can I do?

    Posted by Philip GroomsAugust 19, 2008 - 11:08 amPrivate

    Posted by AndreaAugust 18, 2008 - 10:01 pm
    Jeroen, the PHP installed on your server does not support the imgcreate function, maybe it is an old version. I suggest you enquire to your host about the possibility to upgrade to a more recent php version


    Posted by JeroenAugust 18, 2008 - 02:46
    Hey Andrea. I get the sema error as Lisa did..."Call to undefined function ImageCreate() on line 158". Could you pkease tell me what to do? Thanks! Kind regards, Jeroen.

    Posted by JamesAugust 15, 2008 - 01:48 amPrivate
    Thanks Andrea! Time change worked perfect. You rock

    Posted by AndreaAugust 14, 2008 - 09:16 am
    James, in include/mixvar.php, look for the date line. Where it says +0 hours you should put +2 in your case. Be sure to use a dedicated source code editor such as pspad (freeware for windows link).

    Posted by AndreaAugust 14, 2008 - 09:09 am
    Kenneth, please send me an e-mail with your URL installation/login page.


    Posted by JamesAugust 14, 2008 - 05:08 amPrivate
    Where might I edit the script to make the "date posted" field reflect the actual time at my location... For example, I posted a test message at 3:34am but the date posted says 1:34am

    Posted by JamesAugust 13, 2008 - 11:45
    This is a cool freaking script.

    Posted by KennethAugust 13, 2008 - 03:49
    I have the same problem as Danny but it doesn't solve my problem. I've tried almost everything (uninstalled, leaving the html-files unmodified etc.etc.) but nothing works, it only says "unrecognised call". I tried my old version (guestbook.php) and it worked (though the new script won't allow it to post). What's wrong?

    Posted by LeeAugust 11, 2008 - 09:26 pmPrivate
    good script

    Posted by AndreaAugust 11, 2008 - 04:53 am

    If the link is in place, the only reason you can get this is if you made a mistake in naming the html guestbook file in configuration. A common mistake is to put guestbook.html instead of guestbook.htm as guestbook name in configuration.

    Hope this helps.

    To all users: SUPPORT OFFICIALLY CLOSED UNTIL AUGUST 20. A few quick answers might slip in anyway, but no guarantee

    Posted by AndreaAugust 11, 2008 - 04:48 am
    Melissa, first make sure php is working fine on your server. Then try to use, for the folders, 755 permissions instead of 777 permissions. Those are the 2 most common reasons for the issue you report.

    Hope this helps,


    Posted by AndreaAugust 11, 2008 - 04:44 am
    Danny, if you did set the main folder permission and gbooks folder permission at 777, try 755 instead. Feel free to e-mail me at the support address specified in the manual. Please consider that I am out of office until august 20, so I cannot check the mail and messages every day.


    Posted by DannyAugust 10, 2008 - 09:48
    Downloaded wcs and uploaded all files as instructed onto server - running PHP Version 5.2.6 on a windows server.

    When it navigate to: and type in the default password "pass" (without the quotes) I get a fastcgi timeout error. If I type in: I get error message "unrecognised call"

    Fasthosts techs tested the php and said it was working fine on the server it must be an error with the script.

    Any ideas would be appreciate!

    Posted by DannyAugust 09, 2008 - 08:49 pmPrivate

    Posted by MelissaAugust 08, 2008 - 05:07 pmPrivate
    To add, I type in pass and I get an error message.

    Posted by Melissa LawsonAugust 08, 2008 - 02:49
    I can't believe I found this on the day the support is closed! Can anyone out there help someone on a mac in need? I would love to get my guest book started for my website today. I dragged all the files to my site and changed the permissions and then went to (my address/)admin.html... and nothing happened, what do I do now? Thanks.

    Posted by AdamAugust 08, 2008 - 02:23 pm
    i'm still having trouble :(

    Posted by jamieAugust 08, 2008 - 11:47
    Please diregard my last comment - I was having a senior moment

    Posted by jamieAugust 08, 2008 - 11:44
    I have set up the guestbook and can submit to the flat file, but the comments are not displayed on the guestbook webpage.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated,

    Posted by AdamAugust 07, 2008 - 10:40 pmPrivate
    i'm unsure on how exactly i should 'link back' to cellbiol, i've the link just below where the message form is but when i hit 'submit'(for testing) it tells me that i need to 'link back'

    Posted by AndreaAugust 06, 2008 - 08:54 pm
    Support closed until August 20!


    Posted by ejAugust 03, 2008 - 12:01
    when I try to log in the admin section of wcs I get a I internal server error. What am I doing wrong? Thanks In advance!

    Posted by jorgeJuly 31, 2008 - 12:17
    esta es una gran prueba

    Posted by AndreaJuly 30, 2008 - 05:14 pm
    David, double check that you did not make any mistake in naming the guestbook file in the configuration section. If you have the name slightly wrong posting cannot work. For the html file a 666 permission is enough, 777 is overkill.


    Posted by David SteelJuly 30, 2008 - 10:02 amPrivate

    Posted by DudeJuly 29, 2008 - 11:14 amPrivate
    Nice script!

    Posted by AdamJuly 28, 2008 - 11:12
    This is cool!

    Posted by AndreaJuly 27, 2008 - 12:23 pm
    Hi ahmed, in include/mixvar.php look for the date variable. You will see that there is a +0 on the line. Correct this to positive or negative offset, for example +3 or -4, as needed. Be sure you use a dedicated source code editor such as pspad to do the job.


    Posted by ayesha ahmedJuly 27, 2008 - 11:50

    Posted by omarJuly 27, 2008 - 02:42
    This is Realy great Script , thx for the Hard work Guys , Wish u Good Luck

    Posted by AndreaJuly 22, 2008 - 05:47 pm
    Steven, then check that in admin, configuration, the guestbook name is correct. Double check. .htm is different from .html for example. Other than this, it looks like the HTML of the page is correct and the posts are logged in the flat file.


    Posted by StevenJuly 22, 2008 - 04:45 pmPrivate
    Nope... 666 is assigned.

    Posted by AndreaJuly 22, 2008 - 04:42 pm
    Steven, maybe you forgot to assign 666 to the guestbook html file?


    Posted by StevenJuly 22, 2008 - 12:45 pmPrivate
    I am having problems getting the posted messages to show up where the posts should be on the site. I think it's a coding issue on my part. I added the "comments start" and "comments end" where I think it should be, but I'm a bit stuck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. And, by the way, this is a fabulous product!

    Posted by salman khanJuly 18, 2008 - 12:12 amPrivate
    hey all hows life :D

    Posted by IvyJuly 17, 2008 - 04:18 pmPrivate
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: html_entity_decode() in /www/cgi/wcs/include/classes.php on line 233

    Posted by AndreaJuly 17, 2008 - 12:34 pm
    Hi Ivy, looks like you are missing the file include/functions.php or include/classes.php. Make sure you have uploaded all the files, folder and subfolders included in the distribution. Feel free to post again if you need further help.


    Posted by IvyJuly 16, 2008 - 10:01 pmPrivate
    Hi Andrea,
    I just uploaded my files to a folder on my site.
    When I try to log into cgi/wcs/php_guestbook.php
    I get the error: Fatal error: Call to undefined function: encodemessage() in /www/cgi/wcs/php_guestbook.php on line 36

    Posted by AndreaJuly 14, 2008 - 07:35 pm
    Kevin, no easy way to add another field unless you are familiar with php. Concerning the e-mail setting, once you set it to no, it will not send the e-mail although it will show as yes in admin. And every time you make a change to some other thing in admin you should remember to set it to no before saving, otherwise it will return to yes. I'll try to address this issue in a next release.


    Posted by KevinJuly 14, 2008 - 07:19 pmPrivate
    Also, I'd like to add a fourth textbox field to the other 3 (Name, Email, Message). How would I go about doing that?

    Posted by KevinJuly 14, 2008 - 07:14 pmPrivate
    In the admin area, under configure, I set "send email on post" to NO but it keeps resetting to yes when I save the settings. Is there a way to keep it on NO?

    Posted by AndreaJuly 13, 2008 - 01:06 pm
    Sunil, looks like a permission problem for conf.php file. Make sure that include/conf.php has a 666 permission.


    Posted by SunilJuly 13, 2008 - 11:22 amPrivate
    Hi! I cannot save configuration in admin page. Please help.

    Posted by sunilJuly 13, 2008 - 10:50 amPrivate

    Posted by fraJuly 11, 2008 - 10:26 amPrivate
    try try and try...what does it mean: Your Ip is: ........ you are logged??

    Posted by jamesJuly 07, 2008 - 04:32 pmPrivate
    Never mind the 5oo error. I fixed it.

    Posted by jamesJuly 07, 2008 - 04:06 pmPrivate
    keep getting a 500 error when trying to login to the admin section(php_gestbook.php)

    I followed the directions precisely.

    Any help?

    Posted by AndreaJuly 01, 2008 - 07:09 am
    Mark, check your e-mail.


    Posted by Mark PowersJuly 01, 2008 - 05:36 amPrivate
    Hi, Andrea:

    My guestbook was recently hacked.

    Where do we go from here?
    Thanks for your help!

    Posted by MikeJune 30, 2008 - 01:26 amPrivate
    Was just wondering where the forums were...

    I am looking to see if I can just use the php includes command on a page where I would like the php_guestbook file to be located

    Posted by RickJune 25, 2008 - 04:46 pmPrivate

    I have a web page for Prayer Requests and I am using this guest book to set it up.

    Now I need to change a few things and don't want to mess up what I have now by making changes without knowing what I am doing.

    I have 3 fields, Prayer Request For, Submitted By, and Prayer Request (message)

    Here is the site if you want to fill in a test page to see exactly what I mean.

    Now problem is when a prayer request is posted it Lists the fields in the web page as and I think this Name, Address and Prayer Request.

    The Prayer Request I changed but I forgot where I change this one and didn't notice the others were wrong.

    Where can the names of these fields on the form be changes so they are shown correctly for my page?

    Thanks for the help, great program and the help is even better...

    Have a great day,


    Posted by ELiasJune 20, 2008 - 11:53

    Go Brummana One !

    Posted by AndreaJune 20, 2008 - 03:49 pm
    Leif, yes. You have to create a new language file. Look into include/lang. Create a new folder for norwegian and put in a translation of the files from the eng folder. Then look into the admin configuration section, language subsection for directions.

    Feel free to post again or to e-mail me if you need further help.


    Posted by Leif ErikJune 20, 2008 - 03:35 pmPrivate
    Is it possible for me to change the text in the guestbook to Norwegian?
    I cant find the presented text in English, on the guestbook side, in any of the php or html documents.
    Sincerely Leif Erik, Norway

    Posted by multikJune 20, 2008 - 03:09
    Hi Andrea
    I figure it out!!! thanks anyway! Your text

    Posted by BrandonJune 18, 2008 - 03:36 pmPrivate

    Posted by AndreaJune 17, 2008 - 04:57 pm
    JV, you don't "add" a script to a page. You upload the script and configure it for using a particular page (built with WST, why not) as a guestbook.

    Just download the script and try, feel free to post for advice on configuration.

    Mind that if you are using windows hosting on godaddy you might have problems in setting the correct permissions for the script (or any other script that needs to write to a page). Linux godaddy works fine instead.


    Posted by JVJune 17, 2008 - 04:42
    I am using WebSite Tonight sitebuilder (WST) via GoDaddy. WST allows editing of the HTML source code. I have tried it. Can I simply add a script (for a comments section / guest book) to an individual page? Or am I simplifying this too much?

    Posted by EGF1June 17, 2008 - 01:19
    Nice guestbook people :)

    Posted by gaffyJune 13, 2008 - 08:20 am
    dont you know it takees four pints of milk to fill that jar.

    Posted by KevinJune 11, 2008 - 03:55 amPrivate

    Posted by AndreaJune 09, 2008 - 11:23 am
    Motus, I cannot understand your problem this time, please send more details.


    Posted by MotusJune 09, 2008 - 11:23 am
    ok I have another question! :-)
    when I change the setting in the Guestbook configuration page and want to save the new ones the term is on the page
    "Essential values to be set before the first run"
    What is my problem?

    Posted by SamJune 09, 2008 - 12:31 amPrivate
    Thats cool I check the server settings, yes fixed that posts problem, thanks.


    Posted by natJune 07, 2008 - 02:53 pmPrivate
    never mind, i wasnt refreshing the captcha page.
    its working great, thanks :)

    Posted by natJune 07, 2008 - 11:14 amPrivate
    ive installed the free version and am getting this error when i submit the captcha.
    Your IP xx.xx.xx.xx status: logged.
    then nothing happens, and it doesnt post the message.


    Posted by AndreaJune 06, 2008 - 09:40 am
    Hi Sam, this is the first time I hear about such an error. It looks like your server is very slow in handling the task (or cannot do it at all) and gives an error after 30 seconds. So can you now post messages with no problems? Did you solve the posts file problem?

    Let me know.


    Posted by SamJune 06, 2008 - 01:41 amPrivate
    Hi Andrea,

    A little more help please,

    I keep getting the below error when I try to delete a post from the pending page.

    Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in guestbook/include/classes.php on line 346

    Any help would be great.


    Posted by AndreaJune 05, 2008 - 08:54 am
    Hi Elisabeth, if you are using the enhanced version yes, new pages will be created as you reach the max posts per page number set in admin - > config.


    Posted by ElizabethJune 05, 2008 - 08:51 amPrivate
    Hi Andrea,
    I have one question. I have used my own template page instead of the one you have provided so i wanted to know if the script will automatically add pages when it has many entries.
    1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - next> - last>>


    Posted by AndreaJune 05, 2008 - 05:37 am
    Hi Sam, it means that the posts.txt file is either not created or not written. You probably have a wrong permission of the "posts" folder. It should be 777 or 755 on some hosts. Try both.


    Posted by SamJune 05, 2008 - 02:22
    Hi Andrea,

    Hope you can help, I have followed the instructions as best as I could with my knowledge but I every time I post something it just overwrites the previous post so I only ever have one post displaying...

    I have made the 10 donation.

    Thanks for you help.


    Posted by JessJune 04, 2008 - 03:43 only took me 2 hrs to load, cause I really don't know how to do this stuff, but it is working great now!

    Posted by AndreaJune 02, 2008 - 09:42 am
    Hi Lisa, check your e-mail.


    Posted by AndyMay 31, 2008 - 01:57 pmPrivate

    Posted by LisaMay 30, 2008 - 03:19 pmPrivate
    Hi, Andrea--
    This is a great little program--not too difficult to install, but I am getting the dreaded fatal error when I try to post--

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: imagecreate() in /home/u4/loulipsitz/html/guestbook/include/functions.php on line 158

    I did not check large public host to be sure it is running everything required.
    How can I fix? Will upgrade to enhanced if I can get this working..


    Posted by LouisMay 28, 2008 - 08:26
    This is an test of your gbook

    Posted by RickMay 27, 2008 - 03:44 pmPrivate
    I have a problem, in the book it shows 4 entries, one double. What happened was I loaded the page and no entries showed so I added the first one again so it is there double.

    Now problem is I can't delete it because it doesn't show in the Delete page. Just the first 3 entries show.

    Iwent into the post and the 4 entry doesn't show in them so how do I delete this entry that shows only in the web page only? I can't find any other place it can be picking this entry up and I deleted Temp Internet files, cookies and everything else but the entry keeps showing in the web page.

    Thanks again for a great program and all the superb help..

    Posted by robinMay 26, 2008 - 06:04 pmPrivate
    I really like your script and plan to utilize it on a site i am building for a school band. i would like to add some additional fields and while i can get them to work in some areas, they do not show on the form. any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Posted by JoeMay 24, 2008 - 06:51 pmPrivate
    I have implemented the WCS version. I am able to save comments and view/maintain in the admin module with no problems. I cannot see the comments on the guestbook page. The comments tags are on the page so I am at a loss. The rights on the guestbook page are set to 666. Any insight would be appreciated.


    Posted by JackieMay 23, 2008 - 12:39
    I have a client who would like to add a comment facility to various articles on his web pages, i.e. several comment boxes on the same html page. Can you tell me if that's possible? Thanks!

    Posted by RickMay 23, 2008 - 12:02 pmPrivate
    I have a problem, in the book it shows 4 entries, one double. What happened was I loaded the page and no entries showed so I added the first one again so it is there double.

    Now problem is I can't delete it because it doesn't show in the Delete page. Just the first 3 entries show.

    Iwent into the post and the 4 entry doesn't show in them so how do I delete this entry that shows only in the web page only? I can't find any other place it can be picking this entry up and I deleted Temp Internet files, cookies and everything else but the entry keeps showing in the web page.

    Thanks again for a great program and all the superb help..

    Posted by AndreaMay 22, 2008 - 10:53 pm
    Mark, there is indeed something wrong in your installation, however I am not sure about what is going on here. Please download your global_conf.php file and send it to me by e-mail so that I can have a look at your settings.

    Best Regards-Admin

    Posted by markMay 22, 2008 - 09:53
    I am having a repeating problem configuring the GB. I have re-uploaded the necessary folders/files a few times and the same problem happens.

    After I set the global configurations, and press "Save Configurations", my browser goes to this page:

    and shows a blank page.

    Any thoughts?

    Posted by NameMay 21, 2008 - 11:09
    So, this is a little message that goes on this page.

    Posted by seharaMay 21, 2008 - 11:03 am
    Dearest Andrea, thank you for this nice script!

    Posted by ElizabethMay 20, 2008 - 05:13 amPrivate
    Hi Andrea,

    this script is fantastic. I have a problem though. It doesn't work when i use a secondary email address. It needs to be primary email. Is there anyway to correct this?
    thanks once again

    Posted by AndreaMay 19, 2008 - 04:44 pm
    Hi Richie, the link should be on the page where the posts end up. And then you have to make sure you have spelled the $gbook_name variable all right in admin/configuration. This is all there is to it.


    Posted by Richie BrownMay 19, 2008 - 11:34
    I have a link for your software on my page within the form but a page keeps appearing telling me to link to you.

    How do I stop this?

    Posted by RobertMay 18, 2008 - 02:04 am
    I think it just can't send mail because on that host you have to buy a service that allows mail to be sent by a php script. oh well :)

    Posted by AndreaMay 17, 2008 - 06:27 pm
    Jill, you can set the maximum number of characters per post in the admin section.

    Robert, the mail could be trapped in your spam filter. Try to change the recipient e-mail address and see if you can get it sent to another address, as a check.


    Posted by jillMay 17, 2008 - 06:01
    this is pretty cool how long can the message be?

    Posted by RobertMay 17, 2008 - 05:46 pm
    Ok ignore everything from before. By redoing everything from scratch for the 4th time, I got everything working. Except for the send an email to admin on each post feature...

    Posted by AndreaMay 17, 2008 - 10:13 am
    Robert, which version are you using? Can you post a PM with a link to your guestbook.

    Best Regards-Admin

    Posted by RobertMay 17, 2008 - 02:18 am
    Hey but new problem. I posted once as a test and deleted that post, and since then whenever I try to post it just tells me my ip has been logged and doesn't let me post...

    Posted by RobertMay 17, 2008 - 01:53 amPrivate
    Ok nevermind the last post. I just figured it out. I still can't change configuration online, but I just edited conf.php offline.

    Posted by RobertMay 17, 2008 - 01:41 amPrivate
    Hello, I have a problem with your guestbook I hope you can help me with. I am not exactly amazing at coding... Anyway, I follow all of your instructions, upload everything, etc. and everything seems to be working fine for a while. But if I log in to the admin section and change anything at all in the configuration, the whole thing breaks and I can't even log in to the admin page (I can enter the password, but it just takes me to a blank page). Then, I can't do anything except upload the old conf.php file, but ultimately I can't configure the guestbook to work. Can you give me any suggestions? Oh, also, I inserted the guestbook as code on another .htm page. Thanks,

    Posted by AndreaMay 14, 2008 - 10:41 am
    Semele, thanks for your kind words.
    Concerning your question, the answer is no, I did not specifically develop a formmail script. However you could easily use the script as a formmail with captcha instead of a as a guestbook with a couple of simple configuration tricks. If you want to know how to do it, send me an e-mail and allow a couple of days for the reply.


    Posted by semeleMay 14, 2008 - 10:05
    Andrea - I just wanted again to say how FABULOUS your script is. I'm so grateful I found it. By chance do you also have a form mail script with the same security features as the guestbook? Thanks again!

    Posted by elizabethMay 12, 2008 - 04:41 pmPrivate
    Thanks Andrea!! It worked!

    Posted by AndreaMay 12, 2008 - 09:16 pm
    Rick, it is a permission problem of the posts folder. Try 755 if 777 does not work.


    Posted by AndreaMay 12, 2008 - 01:54 pm
    Elisabeth, you can style the posts area by modifying the "posts template" in admin, configuration. You can also style the form. An easy way to apply a style already defined in your page to an element of the posts (for example the name or message) is to use SPAN tags in conjuction with a class=style_name declaration. I suggest you google span tags and CSS to find out more about this.

    Let me know if you need further tips.


    Posted by ElizabethMay 12, 2008 - 05:04 amPrivate
    Hi Andrea,

    sorry to bother you again but i can not figure out how to do this. I have paste the html code into my template. The problem i have is that the comments area does not match with the css styles i use. How can i change the font style?
    thanks in advance

    Posted by framkorMay 11, 2008 - 06:42 pmPrivate
    Mensaje de prueba Hola a todos

    Posted by RickMay 11, 2008 - 03:11 pmPrivate

    Got a problem and can't figure it out. On one of the books I notice it adds the entry but when another entry is added it wipes out the first one. If I look in the post file it is empty and isn't adding it like it does in the others.

    I've check file and folder permission but they all seem to be set the way you suggest and are the same as the others so I am lost as where to look.


    Posted by RickMay 11, 2008 - 12:17 pmPrivate
    Worked like a charm, thank you.

    Posted by AndreaMay 11, 2008 - 12:02 pm
    Rick, there is no resubmit time. To introduce a time offset, you can open the include/mixvar.php file and look for the $date line. You will see that n the second part it says "+0 hours". You can modify this to a positive (ex: +3) or negative (ex: -1) time offset. Be sure to use a dedicated source code editor such as pspad (, freeware for windows) to edit the source code.

    Best Regards-Admin

    Posted by RickMay 11, 2008 - 11:52 amPrivate
    The time in the book is off by one hour, how do I change this to the correct time.

    And how do I change the time set to resubmit? I noticed on this post, I usually don't have cookies enabled and once I went in to enable them and tried again, it gave me an error until I delete temp internet files. So there must be a setting for the time to resubmit.

    Posted by Julian MedinaMay 10, 2008 - 04:32
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    1) Corre el programa
    2) Verifica tu IP Publica.
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    Posted by SingaporeanMay 09, 2008 - 10:35
    nice to be able to post

    Posted by elizabethMay 08, 2008 - 11:08 amPrivate
    Hi Andrea,

    how can i change the style of the messages lists? Yours for example have orange title and the message is in a yellow box.


    Posted by elizabethMay 08, 2008 - 11:06 amPrivate
    Hi Andrea

    how can i change the format of the messages? For example you have Orange banner and yellow banner below. I just want to be able to use my style css to be the same with my website.


    Posted by kyleMay 08, 2008 - 01:14
    having a problem, I cant get the posts to come up at all, I didnt really mess with anything and the permissions are correct can you take a look
    thank you

    Posted by AndreaMay 07, 2008 - 03:17 pm
    Elisabeth, glad to hear that you solved the problem. Feel free to post more if you have further questions!


    Posted by elizabethMay 07, 2008 - 03:06 pmPrivate
    Hi Andrea
    I figure it out!!! thanks anyway!

    Posted by elizabethMay 07, 2008 - 02:51 pmPrivate
    Hi i just managed to fingure out the permissions bit but still i get the following message. Any ideas? thanks

    "Please link to the Official Easy PHP Guestbook page in order to use this script. See the readme file licence section for details.
    You can avoid linking to us by getting the Enhanced version"

    Posted by MichaelMay 06, 2008 - 04:06
    Hello, why comes by me the Spam code not?
    What i must do it?

    Posted by AndreaMay 05, 2008 - 08:07 pm
    Micky, use the e-mail field for the other thing you want to add: in the posting form, where it says E-mail, put something else (country for example). Then in the posts template in administration, replace the email_lang variable with "country" for example. This is all you need to do.


    Posted by mickyMay 05, 2008 - 07:51
    I want to delete the email part and add a new field how can i do this? please reply asap

    Posted by KungFuMay 04, 2008 - 12:18

    I Just now had a chance to see your response - Thank you.

    I just downloaded the WCS and I'm sure it will be everything I need.

    Thank you!

    Posted by RobMay 03, 2008 - 03:36 pmrob AT
    It's up and running. little work on the permissions needed, seems with every change I made when I uploaded a the form the permissions defaulted back to 644 instead of staying at 666... very weird... well, take a look:
    I will be buying the full version to use on this site and others... thanks for some great to use PHP software, just what I was looking for.

    Posted by nancyMay 02, 2008 - 09:41
    Hmm...this isn't so easy

    Posted by AndreaMay 01, 2008 - 04:49 am
    Mike, thanks for your kind words. I sent you an e-mail.


    Posted by AndreaMay 01, 2008 - 04:48 am
    Asmarino, you should link to us from your guestbook page as explained in the readme file. If you already liked to us, maybe you made a mistake in the guestbook name field in administration. It should contain the exact name of the file you are using as a guestbook.


    Posted by asmarinoMay 01, 2008 - 04:38 amPrivate

    Posted by MikeMay 01, 2008 - 02:57 amPrivate
    Andrea, Ok, I've got it sorted for my needs, but only because I know some PHP. I do have some ideas for changes to your process for building pages that would allow you to have multiple {menu} sections seperate from the {comments} section. It's a bit of a paradigm shift, but I think you have most of the hard work done, it just needs some things rearranged. I think this would be a good feature for the next version so that HTML coders can layout their pages the way they want to without having to play in the backend PHP. Email me offline if you would like to pursue this further or see the changes to the source code I made.

    Again, thanks for a wonderfull product!!

    Posted by AndreaApril 30, 2008 - 05:11 pm
    Mike, let me know if you need some help on where to look for things.


    Posted by AndreaApril 30, 2008 - 05:11 pm
    Steve, check your e-mail.


    Posted by MikeApril 30, 2008 - 03:45 pm
    Mike, not simple as the menus and messages are outputted as a single block.

    Ok, I'll start digging through your source code and see how this will play out. I do have a feeling this might be a deal breaker, so I may code something on my own and get back to you.
    Thanks for the assistance!!

    Posted by steveApril 30, 2008 - 03:31
    How do I get the posts to appear automatically.
    Right now they do not appear until someone posts a comment.
    Then they can see the comments.

    Posted by AndreaApril 30, 2008 - 10:16 am
    Mike, not simple as the menus and messages are outputted as a single block. However, I have difficulties in understanding how this could ever break a layout. It will simply be a table within another table. And anyway, making so that the menu is not in a table anymore is quite simple. However as things stand you simply cannot move the menu around in the page, this could be done but it would require a good deal of custom coding. You can easily control the appearance of the menus with CSS though.


    Posted by MikeApril 30, 2008 - 09:50 am
    A very very easy thing to do is to remove the upper menu block and only leave the lower one. However, it seems to me that in the current distribution of the WCS the upper menus are not even present, so you should not have this problem.

    Even that will break the layout since the {menu} section will be in the wrong {tr} element of the table (it will be in the {tr} of the last entry). In order for me to have complete control over the page menu, I'd still need a seperate {menu} section that I can chose where it goes. Is this possible?

    Posted by AndreaApril 30, 2008 - 07:54 am
    Kung Fu
    I do see now where Liz was answered, the WCS will allow us to remove the smiley's -- but will it allow us to control the image size? Length of post, number of images and/or smiley's?
    The WCS does not have the smilies as a standard feature. They can be added relatively easily. If you did download the WCS and want to add smilies send me an e-mail and I will provide the relevant information.

    Concerning the other questions: you can control the length of the posts by setting a maximum number of characters for posts in each guestbook administration. You cannot control the size or number of images or smilies. This could be custom coded, however it is not supported at the moment.

    Hope this answers your questions. If not, please feel free to post again and ask for more details.


    Posted by AndreaApril 30, 2008 - 07:48 am
    Mary, I am not familiar with the ftp utility of dreamweawer, however changing permissions to a file is a standard feature of the FTP protocol and is generally supported by all ftp clients. All the ones I tried had this feature.

    Let me know if you need further inputs on the topic.


    Posted by AndreaApril 30, 2008 - 07:45 am
    I just finished installing the enhanced EPHPG at I must say this is a very simple way to handle a low churn, simple table of data.
    I do have a question though, my pages have the comments listed as tr segments inside a outer table. By looking at this page's source code I see that the page menu will also be inside the comments before and after the entries. Since this will break my table layout, what would it take to seperate the menu into it's own sections? That way I can have the menu section, my table header, the comments section, and then another menu section.
    What would this take?

    A very very easy thing to do is to remove the upper menu block and only leave the lower one. However, it seems to me that in the current distribution of the WCS the upper menus are not even present, so you should not have this problem.

    Concerning you last post that did mess the layout, you did insert a TR tag. These kind of issues can be easily solved by adding the tag to the forbidden words list in the configuration section. On this particular guestbook I prefer to only block a tag when it is really necessary. For instance i frame, script and other such tags are indeed blocked. However I like the idea of leaving some room for creativity for people who know how to use HTML. If I really have a problem I can edit or delete a post or entirely block a tag easily in the admin section.

    Let me know if you have further questions or need assistance for your customization.


    Posted by MikeApril 29, 2008 - 09:53 pm
    Interesting. I see that my last post was laid out interstingly due to an inadvertent html segment. The yellow bits should be before the white bits, with a <tr&gr in between.

    Posted by MikeApril 30, 2008 - 07:37 am
    I just finished installing the enhanced EPHPG at I must say this is a very simple way to handle a low churn, simple table of data.
    I do have a question though, my pages have the comments listed as tr segments inside a outer table. By looking at this page's source code I see that the page menu will also be inside the comments before and after the entries. Since this will break my table layout, what would it take to seperate the menu into it's own sections? That way I can have the menu section, my table header, the comments section, and then another menu section.
    What would this take?

    Again thanks for writing a script that doesn't assume I don't want to just run it on it's own.

    Posted by maryApril 29, 2008 - 05:53 amPrivate
    Thanks Andrea for your quick answer.
    i use the dreamweaver ftp, am i going to have problem there with the permissions?

    Posted by CobusApril 28, 2008 - 02:57 pmPrivate
    Yes, PHP 5 is active on both of them.

    Posted by AndreaApril 28, 2008 - 12:53 pm
    Cobus, are you sure php is active on the server that does not work? if so, which version of PHP does it run, is it the same as the server that works?

    Posted by CobusApril 28, 2008 - 12:25 pmPrivate
    Changing the permissions, is not the solution...

    Posted by AndreaApril 28, 2008 - 12:17 pm
    Mary, in most cases you will need to set the permissions. This is usually done easily through your ftp client.


    Posted by maryApril 28, 2008 - 12:13 pmPrivate
    Will the script work as it is or i need to set permission anyway? Because, I dont get the permission bit on the instructions...

    Posted by AndreaApril 28, 2008 - 10:20 am
    Cobus, the permission requirements could be different on the two sites. For instance one might require folder permissions 777 and the other 755.

    If the site that does not work uses 777 permission for the foders, try 755 instead.


    Posted by AndreaApril 28, 2008 - 10:18 am
    Liz, you can do this by getting the WCS version of the script.


    Posted by lizApril 28, 2008 - 09:24 amPrivate
    Can i use this on different pages on the same website? Is going to be used on a blog and i want visitors to leave messages on different pages.

    Posted by CobusApril 28, 2008 - 09:09
    I don't get it: I use the guestbook on 2 different sites, with all the same settings en permissions. One of the two works fine, but the other don't let me save the configuration. I get: HTTP-fout 500 - Interne serverfout. Who can help me?

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