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Help finding a PHP Script

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Ok.

Here's the problem: I am making a website, and want to be able to
update news without having to go through the hassle of changing the
page in Dreamweaver and uploading it via FTP.

So I want/need a PHP script that will allow me to post news. The idea
is, I can post a news "event", and tomorrow, I can post another
"event." The script would automaticly put the most recent post first.

For examples, look at:

http://www.warcraftcentral.com/ (scroll down a couple lines to see
the news)
http://starcraft.org/ (news also on the index)
Thanks in advance...
Jul 17 '05 #1
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jk****@yahoo.com wrote:
Ok.

Here's the problem: I am making a website, and want to be able to
update news without having to go through the hassle of changing the
page in Dreamweaver and uploading it via FTP.

So I want/need a PHP script that will allow me to post news. The idea
is, I can post a news "event", and tomorrow, I can post another
"event." The script would automaticly put the most recent post first.

For examples, look at:

http://www.warcraftcentral.com/ (scroll down a couple lines to see
the news)
http://starcraft.org/ (news also on the index)
Thanks in advance...

we could, but then where would the learning come in? There are LOTS of
script examples for doing this but it may not be called "news". A
google search should turn up numerous examples of taking input and
displaying it..

You mentioned DW and FTP - tells me you may or may not own nor control
the equipment/environment. As long as this is the case, you don't have
any other options. Even if you used local files, how are they going to
magically appear on your page?

How are you "posting" it? How are you getting the information from your
keyboard into PHP/some sort of data store (a method for storing the data).

Do you "own" the web server and have full admin privs on the server, or
is it one belonging to your ISP? If it belongs to your ISP do they
allow PHP programming, because I know I wouldn't due to the security
risks involved.
Michael Austin.
Jul 17 '05 #2

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Michael Austin <ma*****@firstdbasource.com> wrote in message news:<XY*****************@newssvr24.news.prodigy.c om>...
we could, but then where would the learning come in? There are LOTS of
script examples for doing this but it may not be called "news". A
google search should turn up numerous examples of taking input and
displaying it..

You mentioned DW and FTP - tells me you may or may not own nor control
the equipment/environment. As long as this is the case, you don't have
any other options. Even if you used local files, how are they going to
magically appear on your page?

How are you "posting" it? How are you getting the information from your
keyboard into PHP/some sort of data store (a method for storing the data).

Do you "own" the web server and have full admin privs on the server, or
is it one belonging to your ISP? If it belongs to your ISP do they
allow PHP programming, because I know I wouldn't due to the security
risks involved.
Michael Austin.

Yes, I am an admin on my server. No, I don't own one. Yes, I have
owned one in the past. I've done websites for companies before, I just
haven't tried to use PHP. This is the first website I am doing for
myself, not for pay.

And about learning. If I had the time to learn another languange, I
would gladly do it (I have a majors in Linguistics and Computer
Science). However, I don't, so I thought I would ask around here.

If you want me to use a plain read/write script, well, that's your
idea. I would like something more dynamic.

By posting, I mean as in a bullitin board. An ideal script would allow
qualitfied people to log on and "post" news, just as in a forum.
Jul 17 '05 #3

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jk****@yahoo.com wrote:
Michael Austin <ma*****@firstdbasource.com> wrote in message news:<XY*****************@newssvr24.news.prodigy.c om>...
we could, but then where would the learning come in? There are LOTS of
script examples for doing this but it may not be called "news". A
google search should turn up numerous examples of taking input and
displaying it..

You mentioned DW and FTP - tells me you may or may not own nor control
the equipment/environment. As long as this is the case, you don't have
any other options. Even if you used local files, how are they going to
magically appear on your page?

How are you "posting" it? How are you getting the information from your
keyboard into PHP/some sort of data store (a method for storing the data).

Do you "own" the web server and have full admin privs on the server, or
is it one belonging to your ISP? If it belongs to your ISP do they
allow PHP programming, because I know I wouldn't due to the security
risks involved.
Michael Austin.


Yes, I am an admin on my server. No, I don't own one. Yes, I have
owned one in the past. I've done websites for companies before, I just
haven't tried to use PHP. This is the first website I am doing for
myself, not for pay.

And about learning. If I had the time to learn another languange, I
would gladly do it (I have a majors in Linguistics and Computer
Science). However, I don't, so I thought I would ask around here.

If you want me to use a plain read/write script, well, that's your
idea. I would like something more dynamic.

By posting, I mean as in a bullitin board. An ideal script would allow
qualitfied people to log on and "post" news, just as in a forum.


There are lots of forum-type example scripts around. I have not needed
one so, I have not researched it.. there are tons of script examples at
www.php.net (a really good source of information)

I don't know what [computer] languages (scripting and/or compiled) you
are familiar with, but in learning any lanaguage, I found it very easy
to take a script and modify it to suit my needs. Just remember, all
languages (scripting and otherwise) all do the same thing, they just use
slightly different syntax and a quick google search will find you almost
anything you need...

Michael Austin.
Jul 17 '05 #4

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jk****@yahoo.com wrote:
Michael Austin <ma*****@firstdbasource.com> wrote in message news:<XY*****************@newssvr24.news.prodigy.c om>...
we could, but then where would the learning come in? There are LOTS of
script examples for doing this but it may not be called "news". A
google search should turn up numerous examples of taking input and
displaying it..

You mentioned DW and FTP - tells me you may or may not own nor control
the equipment/environment. As long as this is the case, you don't have
any other options. Even if you used local files, how are they going to
magically appear on your page?

How are you "posting" it? How are you getting the information from your
keyboard into PHP/some sort of data store (a method for storing the data).

Do you "own" the web server and have full admin privs on the server, or
is it one belonging to your ISP? If it belongs to your ISP do they
allow PHP programming, because I know I wouldn't due to the security
risks involved.
Michael Austin.


Yes, I am an admin on my server. No, I don't own one. Yes, I have
owned one in the past. I've done websites for companies before, I just
haven't tried to use PHP. This is the first website I am doing for
myself, not for pay.

And about learning. If I had the time to learn another languange, I
would gladly do it (I have a majors in Linguistics and Computer
Science). However, I don't, so I thought I would ask around here.

If you want me to use a plain read/write script, well, that's your
idea. I would like something more dynamic.

By posting, I mean as in a bullitin board. An ideal script would allow
qualitfied people to log on and "post" news, just as in a forum.


Forgot to mention - PHPNuke - what little I have been able to read about
it, looks like it would do what you want...

Michael Austin.
Jul 17 '05 #5

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thanks alot....that's great..:))
Jul 17 '05 #6

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