Guestbook Instructions


Step 1 of 4:
Create the guestbook by following these instructions.


Step 2 of 4:
Copy the form code into your webpage
(using copy/paste works best).
Be sure to fill in the areas that are red and in the brackets below, with the information as you originally entered it into the form. If you don't know your guestbook's ID number, you may retrieve it through PasswordCentral.


<!-- ************************ BEGIN GUESTBOOK ********************* -->
<a name="guestbook">\;</a>
<form method=POST action="http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~guestbook/cgi-bin/public_guestbook.cgi?gb=[your guestbook id goes here]&action=submit">
<center>
<h2>Sign Our Guestbook</h2>
<a href="http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~guestbook/cgi-bin/public_guestbook.cgi?gb=[guestbook id goes here]&action=view"><img src="view.gif" border=0></a>
</center>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<table border=0>
<tr><td>Name: <INPUT TYPE=text name="name" size=28></td></tr>
<tr><td>Email: <INPUT TYPE=text name="email" size=28></td></tr>
<tr><td colspan=2> </td></tr>

<!-- ****************************** Note ************************************ -->
<!-- ** Use these following lines if you chose to ask your visitors questions ** -->
<!-- ** (remove these if you did NOT chose to ask your visitors questions) ** -->
<tr><td>[Question #1 goes here]: <INPUT TYPE=text name="personal1" size=28></td></tr>
<tr><td>[Question #2 goes here]: <INPUT TYPE=text name="personal2" size=28></td></tr>
<tr><td>[Question #3 goes here]: <INPUT TYPE=text name="personal3" size=28></td></tr>

<!-- ****************************** Note ************************************ -->
<!-- ** Use the following lines if you did NOT chose to ask your visitors questions ** -->
<!-- ** (remove these if you DID chose to ask your visitors questions) ** -->
<input type=HIDDEN name=personal1 value="">
<input type=HIDDEN name=personal2 value="">
<input type=HIDDEN name=personal3 value="">
<!-- **************************** End Note ********************************** -->
</table>
Comments:<BR>
<TEXTAREA COLS=60 ROWS=7 name="comment" wrap="virtual"></TEXTAREA>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<center>
<table border=0>
<tr>
<td valign=top><input type="image" src="sign.gif" border=0 ALT="Sign the Guestbook"></td>
<td valign=top><input type=reset value=" Clear "></td>
</tr>
</table>
</center>
</form>
<p><hr></p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<center>
<a href="http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~guestbook/"><img src="gbbutton.gif" border=0></a>
</center>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<!-- ************************ END GUESTBOOK ********************* -->


Step 3 of 4:
Get the graphics

You will need to upload (FTP) the graphics you select to the same directory as the Web page which will contain the guestbook form. You can save the image on your hard drive by using one of these methods:

  • Using your mouse, right-click on the image you want. Select 'Save As' to save the image.
  • Click on the hot-linked graphic name to view it. Click on 'File,' and then 'Save As' to save the image.

sign.gif
   
view.gif
   
gbbutton.gif
user-contributed graphics


Step 4 of 4:
Upload (FTP) the webpage and the graphics

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Upload the graphics to the same directory as the Web page which will contain the form, unless you also edit the path for the graphics in the html code above.

For additional help, please contact the HelpDesk.