WordPress Guestbook plugins are very limited, however the DMSGuestbook plugin is a really excellent guestbook plugin with all the features one would expect. It is the leading WP guestbook plugin by far, having practically no competition at the moment. Let’s take a look at the features it offers.
DMSGuestbook is an easy configurable guestbook with a lot of features. You can customize the whole DMSGuestbook to your desire.
It can search your guestbook entries’ Name, Message, IP, Website and Email Fields, and also has Spam protection. In fact it will list all the spam detected comments in a separate area in the admin panel for your perusal. It’s fully customisable in terms of design and also has loads of options, the best thing is to try it out, you cannot go wrong with DMSGuestbook as it really beats all other competition hands down.
The steps for setting up a guestbook on your blog using this plugin:
- Create a page where you want to display the DMSGuestbook.
- Save the page and assign it under “Guestbook settings” -> “Basic”.
- Customize the guestbook to your desire!
And here is the full feature set of DMSGuestbook:
- Simple work on the attitudes over front-end (e.g. text color, guestbook width, border color…)
- Extended attitude possibility over the css file
- Preset DMSGuestbook caption text in different languages (e.g: german, english)
- Every guestbook has its own language template
- Make your own language template in few minutes
- Set mandatory fields where user must be filled out
- Set text hidden in the DMSGuestbook (e.g. ip address)
- Captcha antispam (image, mathematically, reCAPTCHA)
- Manage the DMSGuestbook user entries. (e.g. name, message, url, ip address)
- Sidebar widget
- Email notification when guestbook post was to submit
- Administrator can review posts before shown this
- Create your own guestbook template (beta)
- Administrator can search entries in guestbook
- Gravatar function
- Multiple guestbooks
- Define a selectbox and fill this with your own data
- Super Guestbook: One guestbook can have more than one languages