adding comments to my webpage

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by toaster_oven, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. toaster_oven macrumors regular

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    hi - sorry if this is a bit of a noob question.

    I am working on developing a webpage for a class I am teaching this semester. I have everything pretty much set up, but I would like to allow the students to be able to comment on the blog section of the website.

    I have a very minimal knowledge of xtml and css (I understand html enough to get by), and would like to add comments to be stored on our server (no external server since this is an internal webpage that only students can access). I've found a few "how-tos" on adding comments, but they involve downloading a javascript file that stores everything on someone else's server.

    any help would be greatly appreciated.

    -to
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have access to a database like MySQL? Can you use PHP?
     
  3. toaster_oven thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes - i think so.

    -to
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Well you could go with a whole blog solution (rather than just a commenting solution) like WordPress, http://wordpress.org/ This would be the easiest if you don't have a lot of development skills. Since this is for a class does the school have personnel that you could talk to about setting this up? They may already have software installed to do what you want. That would actually be my first suggestion to you, talk to your tech people.

    It would probably be hard to find a script that works specifically for your blog, depending on how you set up the blog (custom made or downloaded and installed). You'd likely have to do some coding to make anything you found work.

    Good luck.
     
  5. tominated macrumors 68000

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