OK. I'm new to PHP and I've got a few questions. I'm trying to follow the tutorial on 'Building a Database-Driven Website Using PHP and MySQL' and I just need to know a few things.

1) How do I put my MySQL access settings in an include file and then call that file from where the MySQL connect string would go?

2) How can I make sure that you can't put select statements and that kind of stuff in the URL line? Is it even possible for people to do a custom select statement from a PHP script or would you have to use a bunch of variables for that?

3) In my database, I'm trying to store a list of articles. Each article has a 'Title' and a 'PostDate' column. Additionally, I have an 'ArticleLookup' table that stores what the author of that article is. How can I query for a list of articles by a certain author and have it return the titles of the authors last 20 titles?

Thanks for answering these questions, however simple they are. I'm sure I'll probably have more later.

Thanks.