Simple Guestbook

This is a simple guestbook script that allows you to create a guestbook that your visitors can sign. You can modify the appearance of the guestbook, and view and manage guestbook entries.

Note: A more advanced guestbook, with many more features, is also available. However, this does take more time to set up, and requires some mySQL knowledge.

To create a guestbook:

  1. Click on the Guestbook link in the CGI Center area.

  2. Copy and paste the HTML code at the bottom of the page to your web page. Feel free to alter the appearance of the form – as long as all the fields are available, the script will still work correctly.

    This is the minimum you need to do to get the script working – upload the file, and you’re finished. Refer to Modifying the guestbook template if you need to customize the appearance of the guestbook.

  3. Upload the finished HTML page to test the script.

Modifying the guestbook template

You can modify the appearance of your guestbook template at any time.

To modify the guestbook template:

  1. Click on the Guestbook link in the CGI Center area.

  2. Click on the Edit Guestbook Template link.

  3. Copy and paste any HTML code that you want into the template to alter it’s appearance.

    Warning: Make sure you do not delete the tag. This will cause the script to stop working.

  4. Click on the Save button button.

  5. Upload the finished HTML page.

Viewing the guestbook

You will want to be able to view your guestbook once visitors start leaving comments. You can keep the guestbook private, or you can set it up so that anyone can view the guestbook.

To view the guestbook:

  1. Click on the Guestbook link in the CGI Center area.

  2. Click on the View Guest Book link.

  3. You can now view the guestbook. If you want to make the guestbook available to anyone, open the viewing page in its own frame (right-click in Internet Explorer).

  4. Copy the URL show in your browser when viewing the guestbook and make it a link on the same page as the sign-in form.

Managing the guestbook

You may want to delete entries in your guestbook, either when the page gets too large or if you do not want to keep certain entries. This is easily handled through CPanel.

To manage the guestbook:

  1. Click on the Guestbook link in the CGI Center area.

  2. Click on the Manage Guest Book link.

  3. Click on the Delete This Entry link above any entry that you no longer want.