Interative web page

Hello all :slight_smile:

I am not sure if this is in the right place but my question is this:

I have a website that i coded with my intermediate html skills :stuck_out_tongue: What I want is to learn how to code it so people when they visit a page on my site can write a few comments, and those comments to be shown on that very same web page OR can click on a link to view comments associated with that page… Does this make sense? Where is the best place to learn how to do this? I know I have to make some forms in html etc… but beyond that I am not sure of what to do.

You need to learn a scripting language (PHP is your best bet) and familiarize yourself with a database (MySQL). Users fill in a form, and their comments are stored in the database. You then use PHP to extract the information as required. This sort of thing usually requires months of learning.

I recommend installing WordPress (the control panel has a one-click installation process) which takes care of ALL of that stuff for you. Then all you need to do is adjust the templates and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to make it look the way you want it to.

Simon Jessey
Keystone Websites | si-blog

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I kind of had a feeling I was in over my head! I am going to try the wordpress (great idea) and in the meantime I will learn everything you suggested… little by little! Hopefully I do not have too much trouble with the .css file

Thank you kindly!

hi lilyrain, I have always had great experience at project seven

When I initially tried to learn css I discovered they have great free tutorials, and great support.

I actually have learned quite a bit with project seven. If you have problems, they have a great newsgroup

Also, you can post on dreamweaver’s newsgroup too. (you can post css questions there, even if you don’t have dreamweaver.)

Also, another great resource is w3schools there you can go ahead and bookmark, as that site will be quite beneficial to you.

Also, look at for basic css info.

If you have any questions, and are not getting answers, post here.

Wish you the best.

Another good thing about installing WordPress is that you will then have all the source code. You can learn a lot about creating web sites with PHP by reading through the WordPress source code.