Saturday, August 25, 2007

Guestbook for your blog

A reader asked how to create a visitor registration. I can only think of 2 thing - a Guestbook and a Shoutbox. There are many sites offering free Guestbooks, but most of them require a script, which is usually remotely-hosted and written in a language such as Perl, PHP, Python or ASP. You should also be aware that this leaves you open to link spam where visitors leave messages for the purpose of leaving a link to their sites.

Lycos Tripod's HTML Gear Guest GearAnyway, I have installed a Guest Book at Natural Remedies. It is currently at the bottom of the left sidebar and I added a title "Please sign my Guest Book". You can try leaving a message there or just click "View My Guestbook". I used Lycos Tripod's HTML Gear to generate the script for the Guestbook. You got to sign up and then click the link "get gear" at the section "Guest Gear" (see screenshot at beginning of paragraph) to generate your code. In the resulting page, fill in the required details. You can chose it to be open (anyone can just leave a message) or moderate the messages, open in same or new window, filter swear words, allow or disallow HTML, links, <b>, etc, type of button, etc. When you are finished, click "Save and create", highlight the script, copy, and paste into a HTML/Javascript Page Element in the LAYOUT. Drag and drop it to wherever you want it.

As mentioned above, this Questbook will be hosted on another site. If you want things to remain on your site, you will have to install a "Shoutbox". More about that later.

9 comments:

  1. Hey, i got your contact through some forum. I have some template problem that i wana ask you for help if you can. My email, john_woan88@yahoo.com

    I really appreciate if you can help

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  2. Hi Johnson,

    What kind of help do you need with template? I generally don't respond via email but through comments on each other's blog/s.

    Peter (Blog*Star)
    Testing Blogger Beta (now New Blogger)

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  3. hi, i hhave reached you through google search and seems like u can certaily help me... i m commenting u here as u prefer to reply through comments only. So my blogger address is http://rahulnavet.blogspot.com and would like to add a guest book and some more optional features. Hope that u wont mind helping me on the same. I would give the exact details of my desires once i'll hear a response from u.

    Thanks and Take Care !!
    Rahul

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  4. Hi Rahul,

    What is it that you need? Not a guest book as how to get one is already explained in this post. Whatever it is, if it is within my capability, I will try my best.

    Peter (Blog*Star)
    Testing Blogger Beta (now New Blogger)

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  5. Hi, I am looking for guest book / chat box to be added to my blog, I happen to see this blog of yours, but I cannot see any link "view my guest box" from your left side bar, any advice?

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    thanks

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  7. thanks alot for information,

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