Support » Plugin: DMSGuestbook » Entries not showing, navigation becoming bulky

  • Hi there,

    First of all: love your Guestbook plugin, the users of my site do as well. However, over time, some problems started to occur.

    1. Entries not showing in Dashboard
    When I click on “Entries” in the WordPress Dashboard, nothing shows up. How can I resolve this? I added a picture of how it looks…
    Screenshot of Entries in Dashboard

    2. Page numbers / navigation is becoming bulky
    Since we use the Guestbook quite a lot on our page, we have over 2500 entries. This results in an enormous amount of pages, and the page numbers are taking up significant space on the page. I made them black to try and hide it, but they still use the space… Is there an option to show them as < 1 2 3 ….. last > for example? Agagim, I added a screenshot. Hope you can see the numbers (black on blackish)…

    PS: more posts per page doesn’t work for us, some info is shown below the entries on a mobile device. This results in too much scrolling…

    Paganumbers becoming bulky

    Site adress:

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  • Plugin Author DanielSchurter



    1.) It could be a problem with your 2500 entries but it was tested with up 30k entries without any problems.
    Check the size of $num_rows0 on admin.php, line 2344 and $query1 in line 2393. Maybe you have to limit $_REQUEST['from'] in line 2291 to a fix value manually.

    2.) On dmsguestbook.php, line 434


    Hi Dani, thanks for your reply! I don’t know anything about PHP, but here are my findings:

    1. Entries not showing
    2344: for($q=0; $q<$num_rows0; ($q=$q+$gb_step))

    2393: foreach ($query1 as $result) {

    2291: ” . sprintf(“%d”, $_REQUEST[‘from’]) . “,” . sprintf(“%d”, $gb_step) . “;”);

    Could you provide me with some suggestions? What should I alter? Again, PHP is msystery to me… 😉

    2. Page numbers

    Foundd it: for($x=0; $x<$num_rows1; ($x=$x+$var_step))

    Again, no idea how to alter it…

    Looking forward to your help!


    Plugin Author DanielSchurter


    Hi Berend

    To find out whether the sum of entries is a problem, replace $num_rows0, $num_rows1 and $_REQUEST['from'] with a numeric value, like 150.

    Otherwise install a local webserver on your computer with WordPress and DMSGuestbook. An easy configurable webserver can be found here. It’s possible that your ISP has some database query restriction…


    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks again. When I deleted a couple op plugins (BuddyPress for example), everything worked again. It seems a lack of memory is the problem. Good to know for future problems.

    The pagenumbers are still kind of a problem, didn’t try the option you mentioned yet.

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