other software from the same author
DMBWriter is a Macintosh application. It writes customized perl messageboard script based on HTML templates and a questionnaire. It requires no perl knowledge but a little HTML knowledge and Mac (Macintosh and Mac compatible computers. Though I haven't tested all Systems, most likely it works with System 7 or higher. You may even try earlier OS). Modify templates, drag and drop the template folder onto DMBWriter, and you have the script. It basically spits out DoubleMessageBoard type cgi. But with a few extra steps you can have it GuestBook type cgi or something looks like Thread type BBS.
Question and Answer / see DoubleMessageBoard in action
One DoubleMessageBoard is to test it. Another DoubleMessageBoard is for Q and A. Both are PHP version.
Please choose if you need RunTime or text. If you already have MacPerl installed in your Mac, take DMBWriter_text (about 36K). Else take DMBWriter_RunTime (about 1.5M). After you download the file, use a decompress software. Both StuffIt Expander and Compact Pro work. (You may need to convert the file from "BinHex" first.) text version further needs it to be saved as a Droplet. RunTime version, ready to fly. If you are not Mac O/S user, you cannot use DMBWriter. Or you are not good at customizing, you may take ready-made DoubleMessageBoard (now many different types available).
How to use
Read ReadMe first, then manual.html. What you do is, basically, modify templates which are HTML documents. If you do not understand, drag and drop an included template folder, there you are! you have a cgi. (But if you do not customize, you do not need DMBWriter.) ANYWAY, GOOD LUCK!
DMBWriter creates a message board cgi which has an administrative page. I made it fairly straight forward. You can delete an unwanted article from a browser using the administrative page (and if you choose that option, make an archives page too).
Have you installed a message board made of DMBWriter? Visit LazyLinksLimited and register your homepage. LazyLinksLimited is an automatic link page script also made by me.
DMBWriter, Version 1.5
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