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Posted by RayburnApril 22, 2013 - 04:36 pminfo@wacowebdesigns.com
It just dawned on me to ask. What is the CAPTCHA not working?

Posted by AndreaApril 22, 2013 - 04:34 pm
Rayburn, in the configure section of the admin area online, there are 2 boxes in which you can add words or strings that, when found in a post, will block the post and delete it automatically. If you add http and href to this list, you will block 99% of all spam messages, which generally contain links. I can do it for you if you wish, contact me by e-mail.

Posted by RayburnApril 22, 2013 - 04:29 pminfo@wacowebdesigns.com
Andrea, not sure what you mean my http and href.

"forbidden html elements:

Can not find any Help section about this.

Posted by AndreaApril 22, 2013 - 04:10 pm
Rayburn, you could ban http and href. Add them to your forbidden strings list in administration. Respect the syntax: "word1","word2","href","http",......
words between hyphens, separated by a comma.

Also you can use geoip to ban the countries from which the spam posts come.

Posted by RayburnApril 22, 2013 - 04:02 pminfo@wacowebdesigns.com
I have a website with your guestbook and spammers have found it. I deleted over 500 posts last week and they are still posing hundreds of spam. Is there anything I can do short of taking the guestbook down?


Thank you,

Posted by Leo PhillipsApril 21, 2013 - 09:19 pm
Thanks so much for this guestbook package. I spent several hours trying to add "recaptcha" capability to my existing nms-guestbook and finally gave up because it was getting so complex to do. I installed your system easily, following your readme instructions and everything went as indicated. Thanks again for a wonderful solution to preventing spam (I hope!)

Posted by AndreaApril 17, 2013 - 04:25 pm
Rayburn, try for a moment to swap your guestbook page with the default guestbook page from the zip. (make sure you grant 666 permission to this page), then try to make a post. Does this work?

Posted by AndreaApril 17, 2013 - 04:22 pm
Bob it could be that your PHP sessions folder is not configured properly on your web host. You could try to include this line:


toward the top of the php_guestbook.php script and create a folder called "sessions" in your main guestbook folder. This is an attempt to force a folder for PHP sessions different from the default one, that might be misconfigured on your host. Not guaranteed to work though.

Posted by BobApril 17, 2013 - 03:36 pmdrrreese@att.net
Thanks for the help on setting the permissions.
Now when I configure the guestbook page and SAVE. I get the error message: Wrong Password or session expired. This keeps happening. Checked and re-checked my permissions. They are OK. I doubled checked my configuration settings. I keep getting the error message as mentioned above. Thanks.

Posted by RayburnApril 17, 2013 - 02:38 pm

Posted by AndreaApril 16, 2013 - 04:45 pm
Hello Bob, I am not familiar with dreamweaver. I found this:
hope it helps. Otherwise you can use a different ftp program such as filezilla to chage the permissions. If you have a cpanel account, you can change persmissions through cpanel.

Posted by BobApril 16, 2013 - 04:34 pmdrrreese@att.net
My server is UNIX based and I am using Dreamweaver. Question: How do I set permissions in the various files?

Posted by AndreaApril 15, 2013 - 06:34 pm
Frank, looks pretty clean

Posted by FrankApril 15, 2013 - 03:22 pm

Posted by FrankApril 14, 2013 - 07:22 pm
Andrea, Thank you for you help. Second email works just fine. Frank

Posted by testApril 12, 2013 - 08:45 pmtest@test.com

Posted by carolApril 11, 2013 - 07:10 pm

Posted by AndreaApril 10, 2013 - 07:14 pm
Hello Frank, sent you an e-mail, it's easy to do.

Posted by FrankApril 10, 2013 - 07:09 pm
I would like to have the email notifications of new posts to the guestbook go to two people. Where would be the best place and method of adding the second email address in the PHP code?

Posted by AndreaApril 10, 2013 - 04:50 pm
John, check out your guestbook page source code and delete the posts manually. Most likely they ended up OUTSIDE the comment start-comments end lines, this is why they are now "permanent"

Posted by JohnApril 10, 2013 - 04:35 pmwebmastersaxony-842.com
There are four test posts when I first started the guestbook that I cannot delete. How can i get round this.

Posted by AndreaApril 10, 2013 - 01:38 am
Larry, you could try to just replace the configuration file with the original one from the zip and start over with configuration.

Posted by larryApril 10, 2013 - 12:57 amlarry.ackerman@ucsf.edu
when I finished all the first admin tasks and clicked submit I got a page indicating "saving" but it never went away. The main page is still there but the capcha is broken and I get HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error)
I can start over but not sure what to fix.
my host provides MySQL PHP 5.3

Posted by AndreaApril 10, 2013 - 12:32 am
Patrick, check out your guestbook URL in configuration

Posted by PatrickApril 07, 2013 - 02:49 pm
Dear Andrea,

All seems to work in the enhanced Guestbook, until I try to post an email. I get re-directed to 1and1 web site with a 404 error.

I have seen a reference somewhere in posts in your guestbook, but could not find again. Is there a search function in your guestbook posts?


Posted by Pat BawdenApril 04, 2013 - 07:48 pmpbawden@gmail.com
What is the lasest version of the Enhanced Version of the guestbook?

Posted by Brenda HApril 04, 2013 - 01:14 am
Rats - really meant to make my email private - can some good soul at cellbiol take care of that for me?

Posted by Brenda HApril 04, 2013 - 01:12 amenewt@newtlink.net
Using the free version, have captcha and ajax both checked. Last two weeks getting bombarded with spam posts. Sad, this is a memorial page. I have followed the recommendation of adding "href" and "http" to the forbidden strings.

Posted by gusApril 03, 2013 - 08:35 pm
this is a test

Posted by AndreaApril 02, 2013 - 11:34 pm
There is no user name, just a password

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