Guest book

Setting up the CMS secure area module

Changing and deleting data from the guest-book

Editing the guest book web site – customising the layout


The module ‘guest book’ allows visitors to your website to enter comments and feedback. The entries are sorted by their entry time. Changes to layout and the number of comments per page displayed can be done easily. If the number of entries exceeds the maximum number of comments per page, any older entry will be moved to additional pages.

 

 

The user can enter an email address, a name and details of their comment through the ‘Comment’’ web page. The guest book will send a confirmation e mail to the visitor. Inappropriate entries can be deleted. Because all email functions of the bluetronix software support POP3, SMTP and IMAP, you can configure your system to sent a guest book comment straight away to your mobile phone or PDA.

Setting up the CMS secure area module

While in editing mode, click  Modules -> secure areas, select a Directory and click Create guest-book. The module now creates the underlying database and any files required. The guest book is accessible via URL http://www.yourdomain.com/guestbook/guestbook.html. To link your guest book to your menu, click  Edit menu, create a new menu item and name it ‘guest book’, then click on  Create link and select ‘guestbook.html’ in the ‘guestbook’ folder. Save the menu and check the link.

Changing and deleting data from the guest-book

Changing and deleting guest book comments can easily be done via the database buttons     . While a file is in editing mode  you can find these buttons next to each entry representing a dataset from the database. By clicking on Edit dataset the dataset will be opened in the  Database editor.

 

Database view, here the guest-book

Now you can add or change text and descriptions effortless. The guest book comments will be sorted by their creation time automatically. The most recent entry will be in the top position.

 

To delete an inappropriate entry, just click on the delete symbol next to the post. For further information about changing datasets please refer to Edit datasets.

Editing the guest book web site – customising the layout

The bluetronix software allows you to customise Database template, ‘guestbook.html’ files as well as ‘entry.html’ files. To edit any of the web pages, simply click on the Edit symbol.

Guest book web site loaded in the editorr

The editor makes it possible to customise layout, colours and background image. For further information about how to customise a site in the editor see chapter The homepage editor. Instructions on how to change the global layout can be found at  Edit layout.

 

Through  multiple use of the module, you can create different guest books, for example in guest books in different languages or for different topics.