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    My site is starting to grow and I have a bunch of writers who write articles for me on a regular basis. I am tired of them sending them to me via e-mail and than me having to post them, is there a way I could have them submit their article(s) on a form and it is automatically posted at their designated part of the website? If so, please tell me how or where I can find the info i need. I don't have much experience at all with databases or anything along those lines so keep it simple please. Thanks!
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    Hi Paul,

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump: simple is as simple does.
    You need cgi. Some ISPs allow their users to designate a directory or two as upload areas. If yours does not, you are in trouble.

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    Try on of the scripts listed here:

    http://www.hotscripts.com/Perl/Scrip...nt_Management/

    I'm sure you will find something that will help.

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    Dear 4thandlong...

    You should be able to do it with some server-side programming. This requires an ISP which supports any of these common programming languages

    1) CGI (or PERL)
    2) PHP (or PHP3)

    Some resources

    1) http://cgi.resourceindex.com/Program.../News_Posting/

    http://www.hotscripts.com/Perl/Scrip...nt_Management/

    2) http://php.resourceindex.com/Complet.../News_Posting/

    Hope that helps
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    Originally posted by 4thandLong
    .... I am tired of them sending them to me via e-mail and than me having to post them, ....
    If the problem is the physical re-typing of the stories, there may be an interim solution for you.

    Get your contributors to set up the articles in MS Word and send it to you as an email attachment. You can then open it in Word, go to File|Save As.. and in the drop down options "Save as type:", select HTML Document. The resultant file can then be linked to and Viola!

    I am sure this will work for other Word Processing software - I just used MS Word as an example.

    Whilst the previous replies are obviously the way to go in the long run, you may want to use this as a temporary solution?
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    Kevin Yank of SitePoint.com has an excellent tutorial on setting up a content management system based on PHP/MySQL.
    It includes everything you need to know, from setting up your database and teaching you some basic SQL and PHP.

    The site can be reached at:
    http://www.webmasterbase.com/article.php?aid=228&pid=0
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    Or you could give Cold Fusion a shot, it has a very small learning curve. You will need a server that supports Cold Fusion and a database. MySQL, Oracle or whatever you choose.

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    If you need a host to goof around with Cold Fusion on, try http://www.cfm-resources.com. BC mentioned them to me and I've used them myself - seem good so far!


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