Gwolle Guestbook is the WordPress guestbook you've just been looking for. Beautiful and easy.
You could start by writing the first entry yourself, and invite people to leave a message.
Starting with version 1.0, the following entries are listed on the Frontend:
Before that, in 0.9.7, all the 'checked' entries were visible.
By default this plugin uses a Honeypot feature and a Nonce. If spambots try to post guestbook entries this should work sufficiently.
If you still have problems there are more options:
The CAPTCHA uses the one provided by the Really Simple Captcha plugin. Please install and activate that plugin.
If it still doesn't show, it could be that the plugin has no write permission in the '/tmp' folder of the Really Simple Captcha plugin. Please fix this in your install.
You can add a parameter to the shortcode, like:
This will make that page show all the entries in Book ID 2.
If you use the template function, you can use it like this:
show_gwolle_gb( array('book_id'=>2) );
There is no need to use id's that are incrementing. If you have a lot of guestbooks on lots of pages, you can just use the id of the post as the id of the guestbook. That way you won't have double id's. You can set the book_id automatically to the post_id with this shortcode:
This plugin doesn't apply any CSS to the label elements. It is possible that your label elements have a white color on a white background. You can check this with the Inspector in your browser. If that is the case, you have a theme or plugin that is applying that CSS to your label elements. Please contact them.
First check your spambox in your mailaccount.
Second, on the settingspage you can change the From address for the email that is sent. Sometimes there are problems sending it from the default address, so this is a good thing to change to a real address.
There are also several SMTP plugins, where you can configure a lot of settings for email.
If it still doesn't work, request the maillog at your hosting provider, or ask if they can take a look.
There are different shortcodes that you can use. Instead of the '[gwolle_gb]' shortcode, you can use '[gwolle_gb_write]' for just the form, and '[gwolle_gb_read]' for the list of entries.
The shortcodes '[gwolle_gb]' and '[gwolle_gb_write]' have a parameter for the button. You can use them as '[gwolle_gb button="false"]' or '[gwolle_gb_write button="true"]', to deviate from the default.
If a user with capability of 'moderate_comments' posts an entry, it will be marked as checked by default, because he can mark it as checked anyway.
There is validation of the length of words in the content and author name. If the words are too long and it looks abusive, it will be marked as unchecked. A moderator will still be needed to manually edit and check these entries.
You can refresh your rewrite rules, by going to Settings / Permalinks, and save your permalinks again. This will most likely add the rewrite rule for the RSS Feed.
When you have moderation disabled, Gwolle Guestbook will try to refresh the cache. If it doesn't on your setup, please let me know which caching plugin you use, and support for it might be added.
You can also refresh or delete your cache manually. Most caching plugins offer support for that.
There are 2 settings that you need to pay attention to. If you saved the settings for the form tab, you should save an empty header and notice text. It will fill in the default there after saving, but that is okay. As long as you saved an empty option, or it is still not-saved, then it will show the translated text from your MO file.
For moderating comments you need the capability 'moderate_comments'.
For managing options you need the capability 'manage_options'.
You can look at 'frontend/gwolle_gb-entry.php', and copy it to your theme folder. Then it will be loaded by the plugin. Make sure you keep track of changes in the default templatefile though.
There are many hooks available in this plugin. Documentation is included in the zip file in /docs/actions and /docs/filters. Examples are included. If you have a need for a hook, please request this in the support forum.
Sure you can if you want to. In my personal opinion however it can be a good thing to keep comments and guestbook entries separated. So if you already have a blog with comments, the guestbook entries might get lost in there, and keeping a separate guestbook can be good. But if you don't use standard comments, you can just as easily use the comment section for a guestbook.
Requires: 3.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5.3
Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
Active Installs: 20,000+
16 of 17 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.
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