this one is a different script and maybe this could help others who want to have something like this. that's why i did not post to other post i had

1. how can i fill the name automaticly without showing the name field to user to fill (this comment system is gonna be availible for users only).

2. delete function for the page owner (if the user is owner of the page or picture i want them to delete any comment that other user added)

there 3 part to this script, can you please help?
thank you

table

CREATE TABLE `comments` (
  `commentid` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
  'tutorialid' varchar(64) NOT NULL,
  `name` text NOT NULL,
  `url` text NOT NULL,
  `comment` text NOT NULL,
  `email` text NOT NULL,
  `date` datetime NOT NULL default '0000-00-00 00:00:00',
  PRIMARY KEY  (`commentid`),
  KEY `tutorialid` (`tutorialid`)
)

inc_rate.php

<?
//Please set the following variables for your MySQL database:
//Please set the following variables for your MySQL database:
//it is highly recommended that you restrict access for the user for security reasons
//it only needs "INSERT" privileges

$db_hostname = "localhost";  //usually "localhost be default"
$db_username = "";  //your user name
$db_pass = "";  //the password for your user
$db_name = "";  //the name of the database


/*MYSQL DATABASE CONNECTION/ TRACKING FUNCTIONS
--------------------------------------*/
// connect to database
$dbh = mysql_connect ($db_hostname, $db_username, $db_pass) or die ('I cannot connect to the database because: ' . mysql_error());
mysql_select_db ($db_name);



//for security, html is not allowed, so bbcode is used for formatting

//START 3rd PARTY CODE:  I did not write this
/************************************************/
/*              BBCode v1.0a                    */
/*              Date: 03/2003                   */
/*                                              */
/*      A simple and effective script that      */
/*      allows you to implement bbcode type     */
/*      behaviour on your php website.          */
/*                                              */
/*      Contact: bbcode@netgem.freeserve.co.uk  */
/*                                              */
/*      Usage:                                  */
/*                                              */
/*      Put the following line at the top of    */
/*      the page you want to have the bbocde    */
/*      in...(assumes both pages are in the     */
/*      folder                                  */
/*                                              */
/*      include("bbCode.php");                  */
/*                                              */
/*      Pass the text to the function:          */
/*                                              */
/*      $mytext = BBCode("This is my BBCODE");  */
/*      or                                      */
/*      $mytext = "This is my text";            */
/*      $mytext = BBCode($mytext);              */
/*                                              */
/*      echo $mytext;                           */
/*                                              */
/************************************************/
?>
<style type="text/css">
<!--
body    {
        font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    font-size: 12px;
}

.bold {
        font-weight: bold;
}

.italics {
        font-style: italic;
}

.underline {
        text-decoration: underline;
}

.strikethrough {
        text-decoration: line-through;
}

.overline {
        text-decoration: overline;
}

.sized {
        text-size:
}

.quotecodeheader {
        font-family: Verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
        font-size: 12px;
        font-weight: bold;
}

.codebody {
        background-color: #FFFFFF;
    font-family: Courier new, courier, mono;
    font-size: 12px;
    color: #006600;
    border: 1px solid #BFBFBF;
}

.quotebody {
        background-color: #FFFFFF;
    font-family: Courier new, courier, mono;
    font-size: 12px;
    color: #660002;
        border: 1px solid #BFBFBF;
}

.listbullet {
        list-style-type: disc;
        list-style-position: inside;
}

.listdecimal {
        list-style-type: decimal;
        list-style-position: inside;
}

.listlowerroman {
        list-style-type: lower-roman;
        list-style-position: inside;
}

.listupperroman {
        list-style-type: upper-roman;
        list-style-position: inside;
}

.listloweralpha {
        list-style-type: lower-alpha;
        list-style-position: inside;
}

.listupperalpha {
        list-style-type: upper-alpha;
        list-style-position: inside;
}
-->
</style>

<?php
        //Local copy

        function BBCode($Text)
            {
                // Replace any html brackets with HTML Entities to prevent executing HTML or script
            // Don't use strip_tags here because it breaks [url] search by replacing & with amp
            $Text = str_replace("<", "&lt;", $Text);
            $Text = str_replace(">", "&gt;", $Text);



            // Set up the parameters for a URL search string
            $URLSearchString = " a-zA-Z0-9\:\/\-\?\&\.\=\_\~\#\'";
            // Set up the parameters for a MAIL search string
            $MAILSearchString = $URLSearchString . " a-zA-Z0-9\.@";

                        //Non BB URL Search
                        //$Text = eregi_replace("([[:alnum:]]+)://([^[:space:]]*)([[:alnum:]#?/&=])", "<a href=\"\\1://\\2\\3\" target=\"_blank\" target=\"_new\">\\1://\\2\\3</a>", $Text);
                //$Text = eregi_replace("(([a-z0-9_]|\\-|\\.)+@([^[:space:]]*)([[:alnum:]-]))", "<a href=\"mailto:\\1\" target=\"_new\">\\1</a>", $Text);
                if (substr($Text,0, 7) == "http://"){
            $Text = eregi_replace("([[:alnum:]]+)://([^[:space:]]*)([[:alnum:]#?/&=])", "<a href=\"\\1://\\2\\3\">\\1://\\2\\3</a>", $Text);
                 // Convert new line chars to html <br /> tags
            $Text = nl2br($Text);
                        } else {
            // Perform URL Search
            $Text = preg_replace("/\[url\]([$URLSearchString]*)\[\/url\]/", '<a href="javascript:go(\'$1\',\'new\')">$1</a>', $Text);
            $Text = preg_replace("(\[url\=([$URLSearchString]*)\](.+?)\[/url\])", '<a href="javascript:go(\'$1\',\'new\')">$2</a>', $Text);
                        //$Text = preg_replace("(\[url\=([$URLSearchString]*)\]([$URLSearchString]*)\[/url\])", '<a href="$1" target="_blank">$2</a>', $Text);
                         // Convert new line chars to html <br /> tags
            $Text = nl2br($Text);
                        }
            // Perform MAIL Search
            $Text = preg_replace("(\[mail\]([$MAILSearchString]*)\[/mail\])", '<a href="mailto:$1">$1</a>', $Text);
            $Text = preg_replace("/\[mail\=([$MAILSearchString]*)\](.+?)\[\/mail\]/", '<a href="mailto:$1">$2</a>', $Text);

            // Check for bold text
            $Text = preg_replace("(\[b\](.+?)\[\/b])is",'<span class="bold">$1</span>',$Text);

            // Check for Italics text
            $Text = preg_replace("(\[i\](.+?)\[\/i\])is",'<span class="italics">$1</span>',$Text);

            // Check for Underline text
            $Text = preg_replace("(\[u\](.+?)\[\/u\])is",'<span class="underline">$1</span>',$Text);

            // Check for strike-through text
            $Text = preg_replace("(\[s\](.+?)\[\/s\])is",'<span class="strikethrough">$1</span>',$Text);

            // Check for over-line text
            $Text = preg_replace("(\[o\](.+?)\[\/o\])is",'<span class="overline">$1</span>',$Text);

            // Check for colored text
            $Text = preg_replace("(\[color=(.+?)\](.+?)\[\/color\])is","<span style=\"color: $1\">$2</span>",$Text);

            // Check for sized text
            $Text = preg_replace("(\[size=(.+?)\](.+?)\[\/size\])is","<span style=\"font-size: $1px\">$2</span>",$Text);

            // Check for list text
            $Text = preg_replace("/\[list\](.+?)\[\/list\]/is", '<ul class="listbullet">$1</ul>' ,$Text);
            $Text = preg_replace("/\[list=1\](.+?)\[\/list\]/is", '<ul class="listdecimal">$1</ul>' ,$Text);
            $Text = preg_replace("/\[list=i\](.+?)\[\/list\]/s", '<ul class="listlowerroman">$1</ul>' ,$Text);
            $Text = preg_replace("/\[list=I\](.+?)\[\/list\]/s", '<ul class="listupperroman">$1</ul>' ,$Text);
            $Text = preg_replace("/\[list=a\](.+?)\[\/list\]/s", '<ul class="listloweralpha">$1</ul>' ,$Text);
            $Text = preg_replace("/\[list=A\](.+?)\[\/list\]/s", '<ul class="listupperalpha">$1</ul>' ,$Text);
            $Text = str_replace("[*]", "<li>", $Text);

            // Check for font change text
            $Text = preg_replace("(\(.+?)\[\/font\])","<span style=\"font-family: $1;\">$2</span>",$Text);

            // Declare the format for 
[code]
 layout
            $CodeLayout = '<table width="90%" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
                                <tr>
                                    <td class="quotecodeheader"> Code:</td>
                                </tr>
                                <tr>
                                    <td class="codebody">$1</td>
                                </tr>
                           </table>';
            // Check for 
[code]
 text
            $Text = preg_replace("/\[code\](.+?)\[\/code\]/is","$CodeLayout", $Text);

            // Declare the format for [quote] layout
            $QuoteLayout = '<table width="90%" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
                                <tr>
                                    <td class="quotecodeheader"> Quote:</td>
                                </tr>
                                <tr>
                                    <td class="quotebody">$1</td>
                                </tr>
                           </table>';

            // Check for 
[code]
 text
            $Text = preg_replace("/\[quote\](.+?)\[\/quote\]/is","$QuoteLayout", $Text);

            // Images
            // [img]pathtoimage[/img]
            $Text = preg_replace("/\[img\](.+?)\[\/img\]/", '<img src="$1">', $Text);

            // [img=widthxheight]image source[/img]
            $Text = preg_replace("/\[img\=([0-9]*)x([0-9]*)\](.+?)\[\/img\]/", '<img src="$3" height="$2" width="$1">', $Text);

                return $Text;
                }


//END 3rd PARTY CODE

//quick script to make the data look nice
function formatDate($val)
  {
      list($date, $time) = explode(" ", $val);
      list($year, $month, $day) = explode("-", $date);
      list($hour, $minute, $second) = explode (":", $time);
      return date("l, m.j.y @ H:ia", mktime($hour, $minute, $second, $month, $day, $year));
  }



function getComments($tutid){
//creates a function that can easily be called from any page

//create the css code to make the form look good.  You can edit this to change colors, etc:
echo "
<style>
/*COMMENTS
*------------------------------------*/

.postedby {
        padding: 0 0 0 18px;
        background: url(images/abullet.gif) no-repeat 0 4px;
        }
        
h3.formtitle {
        margin : 0px 0px 0px 0px;
        border-bottom: 1px dotted #ccc;
        padding-bottom: 8px;
        }

.commentbody {
        border-top: 1px dotted #ccc;
        }
        
/*gray box*/
.submitcomment, #submitcomment, #currentcomments, #rating, .textad {
        background-color: #F5F5F5;
        border: 1px dotted #ccc;
        padding: 5px;
        padding: 5px;
        margin: 20px 0px 0px 0px;
        }


/*FORMS
*------------------------------------*/

.form {
        background-color: #FAFAFA;
        border: solid 1px #C6C6C6;
        padding: 2px;
        }

.formtext {
        background-color: #FAFAFA;
        border: solid 1px #C6C6C6;
        padding: 2px;
        border-bottom: 1px dotted #ccc
        }

.form:hover, .formtext:hover {
        background: white;
        }
        
.form:focus, .formtext:focus {
        background: white;
        border: solid 1px #000000;
        }
        
.submit {
        background-color: #D3D3D3;
        border: solid 1px #C6C6C6;
        border-right:  solid 1px #9A9A9A;
        border-bottom:  solid 1px #9A9A9A;
        }
        
.submit:hover, .submit:focus {
        background: #EDEDED;
        }
        </style>

        
        ";
//fetch all comments from database where the tutorial number is the one you are asking for
        $commentquery = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM comments WHERE tutorialid='$tutid' ORDER BY date") or die(mysql_error());
//find the number of comments
        $commentNum = mysql_num_rows($commentquery);
//create a headline
        echo "<div id=\"currentcomments\" class=\"submitcomment\"><h3 class=\"formtitle\">Current Comments</h3>\n";
        echo $commentNum . " comments so far (<a href=\"#post\">post your own</a>)\n";
//for each comment in the database in the right category number...
        while($commentrow = mysql_fetch_row($commentquery)){
//for security, parse through the bbcode script
//the number corresponds to the column (the message is always stored in column 4
//COUTING STARTS at 0!!!
        $commentbb = BBCode($commentrow[4]);
//create the right date format
                $commentDate = formatDate($commentrow[6]);

                echo "<div class=\"commentbody\" id=\"$commentrow[0]\">\n
                <p>$commentbb</p>\n
                <p class=\"postedby\">Posted by ";
                if($commentrow[3]){
                echo "<a href=\"$commentrow[3]\">$commentrow[2]</a> ";
                } else {
                echo "$commentrow[2] ";
                }
                echo "on $commentDate | #$commentrow[0]</p>\n
                \n</div>";

        }
        echo "</div>";
}

function submitComments($tutid2,$tuturl){
//a javascript script to make sure all the required fields are filled in
?>
<script language="javascript">

function form_Validator(form)
{

  if (form.name.value == "")
  {
    alert("Please enter your name.");
    form.name.focus();
        return (false);
     }

  if (form.message.value == "")
  {
    alert("Please enter your message.");
    form.message.focus();
    return (false);
  }
  
  return (true);
  }
  //-->
  </script>
<?php
//create the form to submit comments
//you can add more fields, but make sure you add them to the db table and the page, submitcomment.php
        echo "
<a name=\"post\">
<div id=\"submitcomment\" class=\"submitcomment\">
<form name=\"submitcomment\" method=\"post\" action=\"submitcomment.php\" onSubmit=\" return form_Validator(this)\">
<table width=\"100%\">
                <tr>
                                <th colspan=\"2\"><h3 class=\"formtitle\">Leave your comment:</h3></th>
                </tr>
                <tr>

                                <th scope=\"row\"><p class=\"req\">Name:</p></th>
                                <td><input class=\"form\" tabindex=\"1\" id=\"name\" name=\"name\" /></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                                <th scope=\"row\"><p class=\"opt\">Email:</p></th>
                                <td><input class=\"form\" tabindex=\"2\" id=\"email\" name=\"email\" /></td>
                </tr>
                <tr>

                                <th scope=\"row\"><p class=\"opt\">URL:</p></th>
                                <td><input class=\"form\" tabindex=\"3\" id=\"url\" name=\"url\" /></td>
                </tr>
                <tr valign=\"top\">
                                <th scope=\"row\"><p class=\"req\">Comments:</p><br /></th>
                                <td><textarea class=\"formtext\" tabindex=\"4\" id=\"message\" name=\"message\" rows=\"10\" cols=\"50\"></textarea></td>
                </tr>

                <tr>    
                                <td>&nbsp;</td>
                                <td><input type=\"submit\" name=\"post\" class=\"submit\" value=\"Submit Comment\" /><br />
                                <p>Note:  Emails will not be visible or used in any way, and are not required.  Please keep comments relevant. Any content deemed inappropriate or offensive may be edited and/or deleted. </p>

<p>No HTML code is allowed.  Line breaks will be converted automatically.  URLs will be auto-linked.  Please use BBCode to format your text.</p>

</td>
                </tr>
</table>
<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"tuturl\" value=\"$tuturl\" />
<input type=\"hidden\" name=\"tutid2\" value=\"$tutid2\" />
</form>


</div>
";
}
?>

submitcomment.php

<?php
//Please set the following variables for your mysql database:
$db_hostname = "localhost";  //usually "localhost be default"
$db_username = "";  //your user name
$db_pass = "";  //the password for your user
$db_name = "";  //the name of the database


/*MYSQL DATABASE CONNECTION/ TRACKING FUNCTIONS
--------------------------------------*/
// connect to database
$dbh = mysql_connect ($db_hostname, $db_username, $db_pass) or die ('I cannot connect to the database because: ' . mysql_error());
mysql_select_db ($db_name);


$tuturl = $_POST["tuturl"];
$tutid2 = $_POST["tutid2"];
$name = $_POST["name"];
$url = $_POST["url"];
$email = $_POST["email"];
$message = $_POST["message"];

$sendcomment = mysql_query("INSERT INTO comments SET tutorialid='$tutid2', name='$name', url='$url', email='$email', comment='$message', date=now()");
if($sendcomment){
//header("Location: $tuturl");
echo "<h1>Submission Successful</h1>";
echo "Your comment has been submitted.  You will now be redirected back to the last page you visited.  Thanks!";
echo "<meta http-equiv='refresh' content='2;URL=$tuturl'>";
} else {
echo "There was an error with the submission. ";
}

?>

There's a lot of code there to actually read so I'll answer your first question anyway. To fill the users name automatically you could have a table that includes a field such as username and name and store their name when they register on your site in the database.

To get users' name they most probably will need to be logged in so I presume you'll need a login script...if you don't know how to make one there are plenty of tutorials on Google.

When they're logged in you store the username in a cookie or session (that keeps the user logged in) and then query the username and get their name from the database corresponding to that username.

Hope this helps a little :).

2. how can i change the time stamp, it says february ... can i have that in a diffferent language? or a time zone?
is it done through phpadmin?

3. this code suppose to take the user back to page but it is not doing it any idea?

can we please forget the previous posts, but could you please help me with this. i found this for deleting, but this does not work.

<?php
/*
* Change the first line to whatever
* you use to connect to the database.
*
* Change tablename to the name of your 
* database table.
*
* This example would delete a row from
* a table based on the id of the row.
* You can change this to whatever you
* want.
* You would need a login system, and simply make an (if admin then echo '<a href="del.php?com=[comment id]"/;'/;
*/
$pid = $_GET["com"]/;
$dbh=mysql_connect ("localhost", "username", "pass") or die ('I cannot connect to the database because: ' . mysql_error())/;
mysql_select_db ("dbname")/;
// Your database connection code
//db_connect()/;

$query = "DELETE FROM comments WHERE commentid = ('$pid')"/;

$result = mysql_query($query)/;

echo "The data has been deleted."/;

?>

can we please forget the previous posts, but could you please help me with this. i found this for deleting, but this does not work.

<?php
/*
* Change the first line to whatever
* you use to connect to the database.
*
* Change tablename to the name of your 
* database table.
*
* This example would delete a row from
* a table based on the id of the row.
* You can change this to whatever you
* want.
* You would need a login system, and simply make an (if admin then echo '<a href="del.php?com=[comment id]"/;'/;
*/
$pid = $_GET["com"]/;
$dbh=mysql_connect ("localhost", "username", "pass") or die ('I cannot connect to the database because: ' . mysql_error())/;
mysql_select_db ("dbname")/;
// Your database connection code
//db_connect()/;

$query = "DELETE FROM comments WHERE commentid = ('$pid')"/;

$result = mysql_query($query)/;

echo "The data has been deleted."/;

?>

It seems that before the end of every line (before the semicolon) is a / (Probably the site you copied it from used this to prevent their web server from interpreting the code as PHP. The fix is simple remove all these slashes (I also made the script safer and cleaned it up a bit):

<?php
/*
* Change the first line to whatever
* you use to connect to the database.
*
* Change tablename to the name of your 
* database table.
*
* This example would delete a row from
* a table based on the id of the row.
* You can change this to whatever you
* want.
* You would need a login system, and simply make an (if admin then echo '<a href="del.php?com=[comment id]"/;'/;
*/
$dbh=mysql_connect ("localhost", "username", "pass") or die ('I cannot connect to the database because: ' . mysql_error());
mysql_select_db ("dbname");
$pid = mysql_real_escape_string($_GET["com"]);
mysql_query("DELETE FROM comments WHERE commentid='$pid'");
echo "The comment has been deleted.";
?>

Also don't forget to replace localhost with your MySQL host, username with your MySQL Username, pass with your MySQL Password, and dbname with your MySQL Database Name!

okay the script does not give an error anymore but it is not doing anything either.

could you please tell me where i can add a delete link?

if($_SESSION['userID'] == 22)echo "<a href=\"del.php?id=[commentid]\">delete post</a>";

this does not see the comment id, even though i added a id number it still did not deleted?

can you please help more.
thnank you

The problem with your script is under each comment you must include this link (for the administrator), but you have to invalid a valid comment id. Make sure that a comment with that id is in your database. Also you might want to use the url del.php?com=[comment_id] since in your previous script you used com instead of id. You could also change the previous script to get the id var instead. Either way works.

what do you mean invalid a valid id,
i added this to the other code inc.rate.php, i can see the link but i still cannat see the comment id

if($_SESSION['userID'] == 22)echo "<a href=\"del.php?com=[comment_id]\">delete post</a>";

also even though if i am not logged in if i put this link manually

../del.php?com=2

i can still delete comments, how would i stop this?


could you please tell me how i can add a if statement here

$commentDate = formatDate($commentrow[6]);

		echo "<div class=\"commentbody\" id=\"$commentrow[0]\">\n
		<p>$commentbb</p>\n
		<p class=\"postedby\">Posted by ";
		if($commentrow[3]){
		echo "<a href=\"$commentrow[3]\">$commentrow[2]</a> ";
		} else {
		echo "$commentrow[2] ";
		}
		echo "on $commentDate | #$commentrow[0];</p>\n
		\n</div>";
	}

i would like to add this there and it gets the right id number

if($_SESSION['userID'] == 22)echo "<a href=\"del.php?com=$commentrow[0]\">delete post</a>";

after this is or around there ifpossible

echo "on $commentDate | #$commentrow[0];

also even though if i am not logged in if i put this link manually

../del.php?com=2

i can still delete comments, how would i stop this?


could you please tell me how i can add a if statement here

$commentDate = formatDate($commentrow[6]);

		echo "<div class=\"commentbody\" id=\"$commentrow[0]\">\n
		<p>$commentbb</p>\n
		<p class=\"postedby\">Posted by ";
		if($commentrow[3]){
		echo "<a href=\"$commentrow[3]\">$commentrow[2]</a> ";
		} else {
		echo "$commentrow[2] ";
		}
		echo "on $commentDate | #$commentrow[0];</p>\n
		\n</div>";
	}

i would like to add this there and it gets the right id number

if($_SESSION['userID'] == 22)echo "<a href=\"del.php?com=$commentrow[0]\">delete post</a>";

after this is or around there ifpossible

echo "on $commentDate | #$commentrow[0];

To prevent somebody from deleting comments besides an administrator then use the same code that you use to hide the Delete Comment Link. Just enclose the delete script with an if statement:

<?php
/*
* Change the first line to whatever
* you use to connect to the database.
*
* Change tablename to the name of your 
* database table.
*
* This example would delete a row from
* a table based on the id of the row.
* You can change this to whatever you
* want.
* You would need a login system, and simply make an (if admin then echo '<a href="del.php?com=[comment id]"/;'/;
*/
if($_SESSION['userID'] == 22)
{
 $dbh=mysql_connect ("localhost", "username", "pass") or die ('I cannot connect to the database because: ' . mysql_error());
 mysql_select_db ("dbname");
 $pid = mysql_real_escape_string($_GET["com"]);
 mysql_query("DELETE FROM comments WHERE commentid='$pid'");
 echo "The comment has been deleted.";
}
else
{
 echo "You cannot delete comments.";
}
?>

i will try that can you also help to add this if($_SESSION['userID'] == 22)echo "<a href=\"del.php?com=$commentrow[0]\">delete post</a>"; somewhere here

$commentDate = formatDate($commentrow[6]);

        echo "<div class=\"commentbody\" id=\"$commentrow[0]\">\n
        <p>$commentbb</p>\n
        <p class=\"postedby\">Posted by ";
        if($commentrow[3]){
        echo "<a href=\"$commentrow[3]\">$commentrow[2]</a> ";
        } else {
        echo "$commentrow[2] ";
        }
        echo "on $commentDate | #$commentrow[0];</p>\n
        \n</div>";
    }

if possible before the div

thank you

Edited 3 Years Ago by mike_2000_17: Fixed formatting

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