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#1 GuitaristTLE

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 06:44 PM

I'm trying to build a website. And I want people to fill out a form that I create, which I know how to do in HTML for the most part. But I want it to be posted permanently onto an appropriate page. Here's a super bad example but appropriate, on myspace they have the comments thing, where you type in a comment and it's posted on their profile. I want people to fill out this form and have it posted on a main page so people can browse through the information others have submitted. More similar to message forums I guess. I've been looking for tutorials on this. I've already made the form and I can get it to post on a certain page, but it doesn't stay on that page... How do I get this to work? If you don't know what I'm talking about I'll try to explain it better. I should have been a CS major... Can anyone help me? My knowledge is limited, I know some HTML and that's about it. Is it possible for me to teach myself PHP?

_Aerospace Engineer in Need of Some Code Knowledge : (


#2 Orio

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 08:25 AM

You need to learn PHP and MYSQL for that.

Think you're smarty?

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#3 Barand

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 08:51 AM

To get it to stay on the page you need to store it somewhere on the server. This could be in a database, such as MySql, or it could just be text file.

Either way you need a language such as PHP to save the comments and subsequently retrieve them to display on the page.

A series of articles by Kevin Yank got me started on the PHP/MySQL path.

[a href=\"http://www.sitepoint.com/article/publishing-mysql-data-web\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.sitepoint.com/article/publishing-mysql-data-web[/a]
If you are still using mysql_ functions, STOP! Use mysqli_ or PDO. The longer you leave it the more you will have to rewrite.

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#4 GuitaristTLE

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:47 AM

Thanks for the help. I'll start reading up on that!

-lost in php

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