Using PHP to create sign up list
Posted on 2007-11-17
I am trying to make a webpage sign up list (for example, users can logon and sign their name up under specific activities). The website that I am putting this under has a members section and requires a login. I was hoping to make a sign up list using php where the currently logged in user could sign his/her name (and only his or her name...although if this is difficult, its ok, since security shoudln't be a problem) into text boxes under specific events and click a "Save" button.
Is it correct to say that php should be the language used since it is serverside and for what I want to do, I need to store data on the server? I was hoping to just store the data in a text file on the server (no database stuff) to keep it simple and upon loading the website, it will load the data and when a user clicks "Save" it will update that text file.
Can someone give me some pointers/starting code/php commands (what is the way to tell the name of the currently logged on user?) so that I can do this?
Thanks in advance!