I was curious where I can find info on creating a page that can give users a comment section where they can input text hit a submit button and then it displays on my site page? Sort of a review page, commentary page that would be ongoing? Have a border inbetween comments etc.
When users submit information into the comment form, the server usually does something with this data (sanitize it, store it in a database, etc.) So you would need server-side technology like ColdFusion, PHP, ASP, etc. to deal with that data.
As suggested, a blog would be best because it’s a pre-packaged system that already knows how to handle the submitted form data; you just have to ensure your host supports the tech that the blog software uses.
Contact your host and and ask them what popular blog software they support. Wordpress, Joomla, Moveable Type, etc.
I have started with WordPress but leaving comments seems to require an email address and I wanted it to not show dates of comments. Haven’t figured that part out yet and if it’s not modifiable I’d likely drop that. Should I leave it as required email? That’s doable but I don’t like the date option.
Ugh, the only install I could see for that seems to need something else to install first, so since I had wordpress I figured I’d install with that and hope for a change of interface, but it’s the same issue.
Thing with Word Press is that after posting some ‘practice’ posts I deleted them and then after doing that there is no longer an option to post on the board. All options are gone.
WP so far has been a monumental waste of time for me and I kinda want it off my site folders. Do I just remove the folder I created for it or is there a safer uninstall?
In that regard Disqus has been a flop for me as well, unless someone can suggest a procedure with it?