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Combining Guestbooks / Multiple Pages
Can I have a dreambook with many pages, each page having a small number of entries?

Yes and no.

Although you can set the number of entries per book to any number between 1 and 150, at this time, there is only one page per book. You can, however, have as many books as you like (all free), and there are various ways of making them all simultaneously accessible to your visitors:
  1. You can edit the html code of each dreambook to link to the page before it and after it.

    Simply add these lines of code to the source code of each dreambook:

    <a href= "http://books.dreambook.com/username/previous_book.html"> Previous </a>

    <a href= "http://books.dreambook.com/username/next_book.html"> Next </a>

    where username is your username, previous_book is the name of the name of the book that will come before the one you're editing, and next_book is the name of the book that will come after the one you're editing. This will put the following links on that page:

    Previous     Next

    and will direct visitors to those pages. You will have to decide in which part of the page you will place the link, for example, the top of each page [how do I do that?], or in the message that appears after someone has signed the book [how do I do that?], and edit the code for that area accordingly.

    This way, you can have multiple pages, each with a set number of entries. Nobody will know that you have more than one book --- although it will require a little bit of work, as it won't be done automatically. If you choose this option, we suggest making several books ahead of time, so that they don't fill up right away, and so you don't risk losing entries. Also, make sure to always keep your signform link:

    <a href="http://books.dreambook.com/username/name_of_your_book.sign.html" target=_top>Sign</a> my Dreambook!

    pointed at the sign form for whichever book is currently open, so visitors can make entries there, instead of in one of your full books!


  2. You can edit the html code of your web page, so that it links to more than one dreambook. [how do I do that?]

  3. You can create an archive page [how do I do that?]
These are a few ways to achieve the effect you desire. Have fun, and be creative!

Last updated: Aug 29, 2001.