Guestbook - Frequently Asked Questions
Your visitors will be able to read your guestbook and sign it by using
these links. The links to your guestbook can also be copied from the
Page Information (m) management page.
Read the guestbook:
Read the guestbook</a>
Sign the guestbook:
Sign the guestbook</a>
Change the 'name' to your own guestbook name. Note that the guestbook
name is case sensitive. Be careful to use the correct name, especially so
if your guestbook name includes capital letters.
You can change the texts in the links or make an imagelink, whatever suits
you the best. In any case make sure that the address to the guestbook is always
the same as in the example.
Why does my guestbook link go to freebok.net main page?
There is something wrong with the guestbook link. Quite often the error is
Of course there are other kinds of typos as well.. Check your links. Several
times if you need to, these errors are surprisingly hard to catch.
If your guestbook links gives you an error page ('Page cannot be found' or
similiar) the problem is still in your links! Check again. And also, please note
that the name of the service and thus the name of the URL actually is Freebok,
not Freebook or anything else like that.
Can I modify the messages in my guestbook?
Guestbook administrator cannot change the messages in his or her
guestbook. If you want to restrict the use of certain words in the guestbook you
could try using the profanity filter in the Abuse
section of the Guestbook Management screen
How do I add an image to guestbook message?
Image may be inserted to the guestbook message by using UBB codes. The
guestbook administrator must have enabled images in her guestbook for the images
to work. This has often been mentioned in the 'Sign the Guestbook' page. If
there is no information whether the images will work or not, the only way to
know is to test it.
UBB code instructions ( i ).
Multiple guestbooks with one account
You can create as many guestbooks as you need with single Freebok
account. Additional guestbooks are
created ( i ) in the same way as
the first one.
When your account has more than one guestbook the guestbook management pages
will contain a selection box that you can use to select the guestbook to be
Can I use HTML when I reply to the guestbook messages?
You can use all HTML elements in your replies.
Can I change the ad banner or its size or location in the guestbook?
You cannot change the banners or their size. Also the vertical location of
the banner is fixed to the upper part of the guestbook. You can change the
horizontal alignment in the
General Settings (m) section of the
Guestbook Management screen.
Plus guestbooks ( i ) don't have advertisements (all guestbooks will have the Freebok
How do I enable / disable the 'Receive email from guestbook messages' feature?
- Go to the Message Settings (m) section of the
Guestbook Management page
- (Un)check the 'Send messages written to guestbook' checkbox
- (Give the email address that you want the messages be sent to)
- Submit the form
Is it possible to download the whole guestbook contents as a file?
The best way to save the whole guestbook is to set the msg/page value to its
maximum in the admin screen. After that read all the guestbooks pages and save
them to your hard drive.
Q: Can I move messages from my old guestbook to Freebok?
If you want to import your old guestbook (created before 10-22-2002) to the
new management pages, you should read the
update instructions ( i ).
Importing the messages from your non-Freebok guestbook is not possible. If
you want to keep your old messages readable to your visitors, you can create a
link that points to your old guestbook ('Read my old guestbook' or something
like that). Make sure that new messages are always written to the new guestbook
by removing old links and / or instructing the visitors to use the new
Can I restore messages that I accidentaly removed?
The messages are not permanently deleted when you remove them. When you
clicked the 'Remove selected' button the selected messages were moved to the
Recycle Bin. You are guaranteed to find these messages from the Recycle Bin if
you immediately go to restore them.
The Recycle Bin will hold only limited number of messages. If you have
removed several messages afterwards, it is possible that the old messages in the
Recycle Bin have been removed permanently.