How do I allow users to leave comments on my webpage?

@filmbuff (2909)
United States
March 26, 2007 3:50am CST
I've started a website where we do reviews of movies at http://www.freefilmreviews.com/ and I'm trying to find a way to allow users to leave comments on our reviews on the same page as the articles-- much like many blogs. Can anyone recommend some pre-made code, or point me in the right direction so I can add this feature? Any help is much appreciated, thanks.
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@emeraldisle (13141)
• United States
15 May 07
There are some free things like tagboards, where they can leave a message right there on the page. Here is a link for one such site where you can get one: http://www.tagboardsite.com/ Another option might be a guestbook, there are numerous free sites out there that do the hosting and you just put in the link. If you want to do php, cgi/pearl or another form of script I would recommend checking out Hotscripts at http://hotscripts.com Now I use a guestbook on my site that is php and is free: http://carbonize.co.uk/Lazarus/ Not sure if that is what you'd want but thought I'd put it in here. I hope this helps.
@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
15 May 07
Thanks so much for the great tips emeraldisle. I actually shut down my website that I had up, but I'm planning on launching at least one other one when my CD is ready for sale. I have some ideas for other websites also, so I'm sure I will make good use of this info. Thanks again.
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@emeraldisle (13141)
• United States
17 May 07
You are quite welcome. I know sometimes finding the right things for a website are not easy. If you are going to put up another site I would suggest checking out the Hot Scripts links. They have links for all sorts of premade scripts in all formates. Some are paid ones and some are free but they state right on there which is which.
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@JackBravo (970)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I'm also wondering kind of the same thing thing. How do you use ASP and what the heck does Perl mean, that's my question?? I've tried looking at ASP at the W3C website, and it's a little tough to figure out how to do it and link it to a database. Can anybody else explain it more concretely? Ideally, it would be nice if that info was also displayed on the website (and hosted on the home computer so you can have access to it all the time). I've tried looking around with html and forms and such and I can't really do anything with it. How about being able to do it with flash for example (without buying dreamweaver), anybody with experience?
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Perl is a programming language, but from what I've seen, everyone suggests the use of php instead.
• India
26 Mar 07
Ask your host, whether he is providing my SQL for you (get the details) and you could get many free php scripts for doing that --- this is for a linux hosted site; in NT hosted site it is pretty simple, use ASP and access database 2. you could find many Perl scripts to get the data and send via SMTP... hope it is useful
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I believe my host gives me 5 SQL databases to use and I do have PHP with my host as well. Can you recommend any good scripts in particular, or a good place to look? I've done some looking on the internet and there are so many to choose from, I really want something that is good and not too difficult to setup and maintain. Thanks again.