We have installed a guestbook facility which can be used to allow
visitors to your Web pages to leave a short message. You can create
any number of guestbooks, but you are responsible for deleting old
and unwanted guestbook entries, to ensure that you do not waste any
of your allocated Web space.
Each guestbook consists of two parts. The first part is a set of HTML
pages which you must create, one of which will contain your guestbook
entries. The second part is a CGI script, which we provide, which is
responsible for adding entries to the guestbook. Each Guestbook entry
will contain the following:-
(a) The message left by the visitor
(b) The visitor's name, with a hyperlink to an email address
(c) An optional URL, with hyperlink to visitor's Web page
(d) The visitor's city and country
(e) The time and date of the entry
Please note: Guestbooks are wonderful things, however, they can be
abused. Some visitors to your pages may leave unpleasant messages
which subsequent visitors may find offensive. You should therefore
visit your guestbook regularly and remove any entries which may cause
offence to others. This can be done by downloading the guestbook to you
computer, editing out the offending entries and uploading the page to
your Web space.
How to Create a Guestbook
Guestbooks are normally accessed via two HTML links. One which allows
the visitor to add an entry and another which allows the visitor to
view guestbook entries. We have created an example guestbook which you
can use as the starting point for creating your own. Our example
guestbook contains 2 HTML files. The first file allows you to
add a guestbook
entry while the second file allows you to
view guestbook entries.
Use your browser to save the source and copy/modify as necessary for
your own use.
Please note the following:-
If you experience any difficulties using this facility, please report
the problem to Gifford support.
- The guestbook must be world writable. Use your FTP tool to change
the file permissions (it should be rw-rw-rw- or 666). If you use
WS_FTP then click on the filename on the server, click the right
mouse button, select "Chmod (UNIX) then tick all the "Write" boxes.
- You must include <!--begin--> in the guestbook.