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Posted by AndreaAugust 23, 2012 - 06:05 pm
Steve I sent you an e-mail

Posted by SteveAugust 23, 2012 - 05:56 pmstevestuartdj@hotmail.co.uk
Andrea's reply to Steve's querie:
Hi Steve,

Create a folder called "sessions" into the main folder (the one where the "include" folder is), grant 755 permission, then put the following line


somewhere at the beginning of the php_guestbook.php, for instance right before this line:


Let me know
Steve's Reply:
I followed your instructions to the letter Andrea but I'm still unable to make any changes as I time out almost immediately.
The page where I put my password in is on this url:
http://www.cascademag.com/ cascade-shop-guestbook/ php_guestbook.php? task=configure
But it says: Wrong password or session expired, please try again.
I wonder if you could wave your magic wand just one more time please? Steve

Posted by DaveAugust 22, 2012 - 07:29 amdavehorror@btopenworld.con
Hi Andrea

I thought it might be a permission issue - it was set to 755 but for some reason was only writable to owner. Its fixed now - thanks

Posted by AndreaAugust 22, 2012 - 07:18 am
Dave, double check that the posts folder has a 755 pemission

Posted by Dave ThorpeAugust 22, 2012 - 06:23 amdavehorror@intrawebsolutions.co.uk
Hi I am using your free guestbook and have customised the guestbook page. It is up on the server but when I post a message it overwrites the previous message. The id will not go past 1. Can someone tell me what I have done wrong and what I can do to fix it?

Posted by tomAugust 21, 2012 - 08:42 amf@ff.er
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
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Posted by IDKAugust 20, 2012 - 02:01 pm
Hello there

Posted by AndreaAugust 20, 2012 - 11:54 am
Hi Steve,

Create a folder called "sessions" into the main folder (the one where the "include" folder is), grant 755 permission, then put the following line


somewhere at the beginning of the php_guestbook.php, for instance right before this line:


Let me know

Posted by SteveAugust 20, 2012 - 11:49 amstevestuartdj@hotmail.co.uk
Hi folks, I am in the process of fixing up my guestbook but when I go to the admin page I log in, try to make some changes and find that the time has run out and it wants me to log in again!
So I tried just for a few seconds and lo and behold, it wanted me to log in again!
So, how do I fix this so I can log in and have a bit of time to make my changes please?

Posted by LotfiAugust 18, 2012 - 07:35 amamlotfi@gmail.com
Thanks a lot Andrea,
That sounds logic.

Posted by AndreaAugust 17, 2012 - 04:46 pm
Lotfi, I cannot debug this for you. I suggest you start over from the original file and proceed in little steps: edit, test, edit, test etc... This way you will be able to identify the problem easily.

Posted by LotfiAugust 17, 2012 - 04:44 pmamlotfi@gmail.com
Hi Andrea, everybody.

Thank you very much for your free script: Guest Book.
I am trying to add the free script: Guest Book. to my site: www.arabic-not-indian-numbers.com, and it works fine as is. When I modified the file: guestbook.html, by adding some arabic texts and a little rearrangement such as including textarea in a table, only the images above the textarea do not show up, while the whole application keeps working normal!

I tried hard to approach the bug but to no avail!

The same file: guestbook.html (modified) is attached for your kind chuck why the images do not appear, if you do me a favour.

Thanks in anticipation.

Lotfi Abdolhaleem

Posted by poopAugust 15, 2012 - 03:39 pm
test Preben

Posted by kayeAugust 09, 2012 - 07:15 pm

Posted by rappaAugust 09, 2012 - 06:54 am
good site !!

Posted by AndreaAugust 06, 2012 - 08:50 pm
Thank you Jerry, this is a great piece of information
Cheers - Andrea

Posted by Jerry HAugust 06, 2012 - 08:46 pm
Hello again Andrea,
I thought I would follow up with you on my email issue in case someone else runs into the same issue. What you posted for me to try ( @server_domain_name) didn't work but it did get me on the right track. After testing different ways I finally just entered localhost in the from field and bingo! it worked!!!! I really appreciate all you do for all of us in getting things working like they should. Jerry

Posted by ASDF123August 06, 2012 - 04:06 pmaaaa@aaa.coma

Posted by elleAugust 06, 2012 - 06:57 amtraditionalspellhospital@gmail.com
i am elle and i want to thank Dr ALuta for bringing back my ex boyfriend, we broke up for more than 4 month and he told me that he will never want to see me in his life again. i love him so much to the extend that i could not do any thing again, i was confused and deprese due to the love i had for him.i did everything i could do to have him come back to me but all went in vain. so i decided to contact a spell caster, i did not believe in spell casting i just want to try it may be it would work out for me. i contacted dr Aluat for help, he told me that he have to cast a love spell on him, i told him to it. after 5 days my called me and started to apologize for leaving me and also he told me that he still love me. i was very happy and i thank dr Aluat for helping get back my ex back to my hands. his spell is the the greatest all over the world, it was thelove spell he cast on my ex that make him come back to me. all you ladies who want back thier ex back i want you to contact Dr Aluatfor the return of your ex boyfriend. his contact email is traditionalspellhospital@gmail.com. just try him and thier will be a solution to your case.

Posted by aAugust 05, 2012 - 08:14 pm
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Posted by simeonAugust 05, 2012 - 09:10 amsimeonpope88@gmail.com
testing this 123

Posted by Jerry HAugust 03, 2012 - 10:15 pm
Thank you for the quick response Andrea. Yes I entirely control the server. It is through XAMMP which uses APACHE not a windows server. I am more concerned about getting the email going so I will test using a couple different addresses, at least then I can set the email to pop up when I recieve a new notification.

Thank you again Andrea.

Posted by AndreaAugust 03, 2012 - 09:57 pm
You can indeed change the date format by editing the include/mixvar.php file, the date variable. If you are not familiar with PHP dont't worry, just google "php date format" and you will find plenty of information. Before editing make sure you bakup the file just in case..
Jerry H
concerning the e-mail, you should look at your server configuration. Do I have it right that you entirely control the server? Or are you on a hosted setup? Basically a common setting for servers is that you can only send mails if the FROM field contains an address @server_domain_name. For instance if your server serves duck.com, you can only send e-mails from a @duck.com address. Also, your server logs should help in clarifying if the e-mail is sent or not. Finally, some filter could be in place on the receiving side that stops your messages. Try sending TO a different address and check your FROM address. These are the guestbook e-mail (FROM) and admin e-mail (TO) fields in configuration.
Concerning the ajax, I can only speculate it is related to your windows server setup. Unfortunately I cannot help here, sorry about that.
I see how with the captcha alone, you can still get spam through, the guestbook is basically a rock with both systems active, or even ajax alone as I have here, but captcha alone is somehow weak because OCR technologies are getting better.
Indeed moderation gives you the opportunity to block all spam from showing, but still gives you some work in reviewing and deleting messages. The recent feature of bulk deleting messages should help you here, not sure if your current version has this feature, otherwise e-mail me and I will send you the last version.
Your server logs should/could help you with both the e-mail and the ajax problem, I suggest you have a look there.
Hope this helps.

Posted by Jerry HAugust 03, 2012 - 09:36 pm
One other note. I installed the new raw version entirely into a new guestbook folder, (Renamed my guestbook temp) made sure permissions were set and tested it with no modifications other than setting the config file with site and email etc... Still would not send email or get past Ajax.

Posted by Jerry HAugust 03, 2012 - 09:32 pm
Hi Andrea. I have been using your free guestbook for well over a year now and for the most part it has been great and I really appreciate what you did with it. Just a couple days ago I purchased the enhanced version hoping it would help solve the couple problems I'm having, but unfortunately the results are the same.
First the email has never worked even tho I have the proper address in the config file.
Second the Ajax Verification has never worked for me and even with the new version it still doesn't.
I run the program on a seperate computer using XAMPP Control panel as my server using Windows 7. I have given the entire drive being used for my website and guestbook read and write permission. I verified all folders contained within also have the rights.

I have been overrun with spambots and at least with the enhanced version I can now view posts before posting, but this will, as you know stop people from seeing their post until i can get home and review them.

Everything thing else has worked great, even captchas and i really Love the guestbook. Even if we can't get it sorted I will still continue to use it as it is.
Here is my guestbook: http://eaglesnest.dyndns.biz/guestbook/guestbook.html

Any help would be much appreciated.

Posted by leroymcqyAugust 03, 2012 - 11:01 amleroymcqy@live.com
i am actually wondering what it would look like when we post a post

Posted by mdAugust 01, 2012 - 11:41 ammd2tahoo.com
Some Text Some Text Your text Your text

Posted by Al WimberlyJuly 31, 2012 - 12:28 pm

Posted by sterredagJuly 30, 2012 - 10:31 am
Well I solved the problem, it was something with the code I needed to put in the template file, somehow it got missing, lol.

One question still. Is it possible to change the date format in the posts?

Posted by sterredagJuly 30, 2012 - 08:43 am
That explains what you ment by checking the JS. My problem is, I can't leave the guestbook.html file alone, because I work with a .php website that works with templates.

The guestbookpage must therefore be a .php file because it needs to include the websites template also and must fit in my DIV's.

It took a lot of work to transfer the correct coding from the guestbook.html to the correct .php file at my website.

I transfered the Head /Head code to the template file and the body code to the .php file, that worked fine. I don't know why it just doesn't work anymore, but then maybe I do need to start all over again to figure it out. It's just a shame that there is no instruction on how to implement the guestbook.html to a .php template / div's website. I did just test the clean guestbook.html at my webspace that seemed to work.

I just still wonder what could trigger the message of suspisious activity, what does this guestbook see as suspicious activity? Is there a file where I can read the conditions of the message suspicious activity?

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