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A Guestbook Application
(Database Based)

by Darren Death


The guest book has been designed to be easily deployed. Just drop the files into a directory, customize the database path, and set the appropriate permissions. The guest book does however allow for advanced configuration options which allows for bad word filtering, IP filtering, advanced email options, and more.


  • Easy integration into your present web site with the use of custom header/footer files, cascading style sheet (CSS) and optional user defined entry and exit links.
  • Configurable logging option allows the guest book to log descriptive errors and user access message to the applications database.
  • Configurable bad words filter which allows you to block bad words which are passed to the guest book.
  • Configurable IP Address blocking filter which will block unwanted visitors from accessing the guest book.
  • Configurable age blocking filter which prevents under age visitors from signing the guest book.
  • Configurable email auto-responder which allows you to selectively turn email on or off, send an administrative email, and send mail in either HTML or ASCII format.
  • Configurable page titles and form titles.
  • Guest Book can be called via HTTP or HTTPS. There are no hard coded links in the guest book which would prevent this.
  • Security feature which prevents an unauthorized user from sending a form post to the guest book’s primary processing page. Without this feature an unauthorized user could potentially use the guest book as a source to send unauthorized email to unknown users.
  • The guest book will page database entries (5 entries per page).
  • Server Side form validation to ensure users have input the appropriate data.
  • All features can be enabled or disabled per your requirements.

More Info

For more information take a look at the documentation file (PDF format, 124KB).


You can download a copy of the application (includes the PDF documentation file above) from here (135KB).

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