Those of us old enough to remember the Web back in the 1990s would recall how popular guestbooks used to be (okay, guilty here). Here’s where people got to meet and greet and leave feedback in the time when websites were still static. These days, though, the concept of guestbooks might seem moot, with the instant comment/reply features of blogs and forums. But you might still want a place for your readers to just meet and greet, or just to relive the good ol’ Web 1.0 times.
With WordPress, this could actually be done quite easily by creating a page using a template particularly modified to support commenting (as illustrated here). But if you don’t have time to tweak, you can try the Guestbook Generator plugin from Alleba.com
- No files to edit. Just upload the plugin, activate it then run the generator.
- Guestbook template seamlessly integrates with your current theme.
- When changing themes, simply run the generator to create the necessary files.
Like a true-blue guestbook, entries are arranged from newest to oldest.
- Remember the time when guestbooks were the “in” thing? Hopefully this plugin will bring back the ol’ days. Hehe.
Here’s a sample–alleba.com’s own guestbook.
Yep. Bring back the good ol’ days!