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modernizing static pages to allow comments

Hello. I have many songs and essays pages that have been online more than
ten years in some cases. These pages use HTML and CSS. Is there some way to
allow visitors to add comments to these pages, the way most blogs allow
comments by visitors? Of course I want the capability of deleting spam.

Would migrating to a content management system do the ticket, and if so,
could these pages keep the same URLs they have had for ten years or more?
I'd prefer keeping it to HTML and CSS because I am somewhat familiar with
those, but I am willing to change to keep up with the times.

Thanks.
The Bicycling Guitarist
http://www.TheBicyclingGuitarist.net/

p.s. As always, any other suggestions for improving my web site or its code
are very appreciated.
Jan 26 '08 #1
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On Sat, 26 Jan 2008 22:17:12 +0100, The Bicycling Guitarist
<Ch***@TheBicyclingGuitarist.netwrote:
Hello. I have many songs and essays pages that have been online more than
ten years in some cases. These pages use HTML and CSS. Is there some way
to
allow visitors to add comments to these pages, the way most blogs allow
comments by visitors? Of course I want the capability of deleting spam.

Would migrating to a content management system do the ticket, and if so,
could these pages keep the same URLs they have had for ten years or more?
I'd prefer keeping it to HTML and CSS because I am somewhat familiar with
those, but I am willing to change to keep up with the times.
Processing user comments will require a server side script (and preferably
a database, allthough flat file storage is possible). Certainly if you're
not familiar with those, a prepackaged CMS would be the way to go, try
some and see which ones do what you want. Some have easier manipulated
URLs then others, however, with Apache's mod_rewrite, you can be a 100%
certain they will still be available under their old URL.
--
Rik Wasmus
Jan 26 '08 #2

"Rik Wasmus" <lu************@hotmail.comwrote in message
news:op***************@metallium.lan...
On Sat, 26 Jan 2008 22:17:12 +0100, The Bicycling Guitarist
<Ch***@TheBicyclingGuitarist.netwrote:
>Hello. I have many songs and essays pages that have been online more than
ten years in some cases. These pages use HTML and CSS. Is there some way
to
allow visitors to add comments to these pages, the way most blogs allow
comments by visitors? Of course I want the capability of deleting spam.

Would migrating to a content management system do the ticket, and if so,
could these pages keep the same URLs they have had for ten years or more?
Processing user comments will require a server side script (and preferably
a database, allthough flat file storage is possible). Certainly if you're
not familiar with those, a prepackaged CMS would be the way to go, try
some and see which ones do what you want. Some have easier manipulated
URLs then others, however, with Apache's mod_rewrite, you can be a 100%
certain they will still be available under their old URL.
--
ty Rik. I hope to find one that will work with a Windows IIS host (fat
chance, huh?). I recently tried WordPress, and it would not work on my
host's server. I hope there is one out there that will work with Windows, is
user friendly or has a good support network of users.
Jan 26 '08 #3
On Jan 26, 6:54 pm, "The Bicycling Guitarist"
<Ch...@TheBicyclingGuitarist.netwrote:
"Rik Wasmus" <luiheidsgoe...@hotmail.comwrote in message

news:op***************@metallium.lan...
On Sat, 26 Jan 2008 22:17:12 +0100, The Bicycling Guitarist
<Ch...@TheBicyclingGuitarist.netwrote:
Hello. I have many songs and essays pages that have been online more than
ten years in some cases. These pages use HTML and CSS. Is there some way
to
allow visitors to add comments to these pages, the way most blogs allow
comments by visitors? Of course I want the capability of deleting spam.
Would migrating to a content management system do the ticket, and if so,
could these pages keep the same URLs they have had for ten years or more?
Processing user comments will require a server side script (and preferably
a database, allthough flat file storage is possible). Certainly if you're
not familiar with those, a prepackaged CMS would be the way to go, try
some and see which ones do what you want. Some have easier manipulated
URLs then others, however, with Apache's mod_rewrite, you can be a 100%
certain they will still be available under their old URL.
--

ty Rik. I hope to find one that will work with a Windows IIS host (fat
chance, huh?). I recently tried WordPress, and it would not work on my
host's server. I hope there is one out there that will work with Windows, is
user friendly or has a good support network of users.
It should be possible to add a link to the static page that says
"leave comment" or whatever, have that go to a form where the user can
enter a comment. Then a script takes the comment and ends up appending
it to the static page in some way. I don't know of any scripts that do
this, but it seems like it should be possible. Theoretically you could
even have the script itself run on a different server and use ftp to
automatically upload the updated static file.
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