FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions (and the answers)
Frequently Askes Questions
How to install the Guestbook?
Questions & Answershere (under the section installation). For individual questions and problems according the installations please use the forum.
A: The default guestbook of
CMSimple stores all entries directely as HTML in the guestbook file.
This causes that it is not exactly possible to detect the structures,
because there are no clearly defined blocks for the names and the
A: If you want to offer your
website in multiple laguanges, surely the guestbook and its entries
should support the different languages as well. The plugin GBook offers
you this functionality. It creates for each language its own guestbook
file. Each guestbook file ends with a two character code, representing
the containing language. For example the english guestbook has the
the german one the filename Guestbook_de.txt
and so on.
How to protect against SPAM?
A: Guestbooks are often the
target of spammer. Mostly so called bots - automatically working
programs - are used to create the spam entries. To avoid automatic
creating of entries GBook has the option to use a Captcha. This means
for each new entry a code of characters and numbers will be created.
This code is displayed on the screen and must be reentered by the user
as aprovement. Most of the bots can't do this, with the result no entry
Q: How to avoid < SCRIPT >
or < HTML > in the entries?
A: I fyou set the option remove_html = True,
gbook will remove alle HTML code in the text. These codes are
A: All color definitions
for gbook are stored in the css file "stylesheet.css", located in the
folder "/plugins/gbook/css". In this folder there are two additional
css files which are containing alternative color definitions. But only
the file with the name "stylesheet.css" is used.
A: All font definitions are stored in the css file "stylesheet.css", located in the folder "/plugins/gbook/css". Changes of the text layout (eg. font, font size etc.) can be made in this file.
How to display the date and time information?
A: The format for date and time can be set up to several formats. The default settings are having the following meaning:
Date format d.m.y
Time format H:i:s
For more information please see PHP Online Documentation.
How to use mail notification?
A: Immediately after successfully storing of a guestbook entry, a info mail to the webmaster can be send. The mail address of the webmaster must be specified in the configuration under info_mail. The e-mail service must be setup by your web provider in the PHP configurations.
Why do I need to switch off the guestbook?
A: In spite of all protection, it can happen a spammer will fill your guestbook. If you want to switch of creating of new entries for some time, use the configuration new_entries = False to switch off the guestbook.