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Creating Blogs and Forums

Posted on 2006-06-15
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Are there any great tutorials on how to add Blogs and Forums to the website? Also, how can I add guestbooks?
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The principle is the same for each of the above that you want to add.  You need to store this information, then present the latest portions each time the page is loaded.  Generally for this a database is used, along with a server-side language (asp, php, asp.net, coldfusion etc).

You'll need a seperate database table for each one, designed specifically to hold that data.  Then you need to program your page to access the database and say pull out the latest 5 database entries (for blogs).  For forums, you pull out the category titles.

There is far too much to explain sadly here.  You need to become familiar with database access via web pages, and then become familiar with database table design.  What is your current level of expertise?

If all of this sounds a bit scary, there are other sites that offer free forums and blogs that you can use.

http://www.blogger.com  - google blog (very popular)
http://wordpress.com
http://www.forumco.com/
http://www.proboards.com/index.html
http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/
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