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Only letting a user click a link once every 24 hours?


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I think what Jesi's trying to say is, we're not here to do it for you.  If you have attempted some code already then post it here and we can point you in the right direction.


OK, so are the people that visit the page registered in some way or are they just random visitors to the site?




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If I were you I'd use a cookie. See http://www.websitepublisher.net/article/php_cookies/


In the cookie I would store the the time 'right now', and expire the cookie in 24 hours from now. See http://www.plus2net.com/php_tutorial/php_date_time.php


On your page check to see if a cookie exists. If it does, send the user away as they are still within the 24 hours limit. If no cookie exists, let them see the page.

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It will work. Most people don't know how to delete or manipluate cookies. If the protected page is very important, then I agree that there are better methods such as using a database to store the timestamp. However, I have set the poster in a direction that he/she will learn something rather than just an unhelpful 'that's up tp you' comment.

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That's up to you. If you start somewhere and run into trouble, we can offer more help.

You'll likely want to store these times in your database.

So I come here for help, and all I get is figure it out yourself?


jesi can be like that sometimes. just brush it off. but she IS right... cookies are NOT the way to go with this one. it's gotta be stored in the database.


i will help you approach this issue. but first, i'm gonna need a little more info. a user clicks a link, and then what? taken to a page? what page? where? when would the user be at a page where they would see this link again? do you want the link to be there, except not an active link? or do you want nothing to show up?


huggie's got a good question, are these registered users? that is an extremely important question that will heavily dictate the method of pursuing this issue

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