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myPHP Guestbook V. 4.9.1

Free download of the current version of the PHP guestbook script for your homepage


Hello friends of the myPHP Guestbook Script!

Here you can download the PHP script of the popular guestbook "myPHP Guestbook" in a completely reworked, brand-new version for your homepage for free.

Since the introduction of PHP 5.5.0, a whole range of previous functions, which are used in the PHP code from "myPHP Guestbook" up to and including V. 3.2.1 for connecting to the SQL database, have been marked as deprecated, which still work with it until PHP 5.6, but no longer work in PHP 7.

The package provided here for download completely converts the SQL database connection to MySQLi and updates the guestbook script to the latest PHP versions. All this, of course, without advertising.

At the same time, a whole range of new functions have been added or extensively revised, such as:

  • A completely renewed and highly effective spam filter without captcha or annoying security checks has been implemented, which automatically and reliably scans entries for numerous different features of spam and reliably prevents critical bot entries.
  • Optional functions for photo upload, quick and easy quoting of selected guestbook entries with one click for a comfortable answer or discussion and a star rating function have been added to the program.
  • multilanguage: Language selection for the guestbook centrally in the Admin Control Panel and on request also individually by the visitors of the site:
    • German   - English   - Dutch   - Portuguese   - Slovak   - Czech   (Installer: German / English)
  • Responsive design: Automatic size adjustment of the guestbook to the displaying device for optimal presentation on desktop PCs, tablets and smartphones.
  • All input fields, with the exception of the name and the guest's contribution, can be shown or hidden individually with one click each. The same applies to the BBCode buttons, emojis and the "star rating". If you want, you can also display your own banner and a self-written introductory greeting text with just a few clicks.
  • The guestbook can also be used as a blog, travel diary or similar, in which only the admin can publish articles without public access.
  • ... and much more.

Here you can find a summary of the main functions of the "myPHP Guestbook v 4.9.1" and a demo guestbook, with which you can also try out the different included designs.

The download includes all necessary files for a complete new or first-time installation including installer, as well as for an update of already existing installations of the "myPHP Guestbook" versions 3.x.

Two supplementary packages have also been made available for download:

On the one hand, some customized files of the myPHP Guestbook including two demo pages were put together, with which it should also be possible for less experienced PHP users to integrate the guestbook via PHP include on request (not suitable for CM systems; basic knowledge of PHP, HTML and CSS should be available; the enclosed ReadMe only in German).

Secondly, you will find below a tool "BackUp Converter", with which you can quickly and easily rewrite a BackUp from one of the old guestbook versions 2. x by one click, so that it can be used under the current myPHP Guestbook versions from 4.0 and higher to restore entries. (BackUps from a guestbook version as of 3.0 can be used without further editing in the versions as of 4.0. Enclosed ReadMe only in German.)

Requirements for operating myPHP Guestbook 4.9.1:

  • Apache Server
  • MySQL 5.x (MySQL 5.7 STRICT ?)
  • PHP 5.6.x or higher (tested under PHP 7.0.x, 7.1.x and 7.2.x)
  • activated MySQLi support

Additional prerequisite for using the photo upload function (optional):

  • file_uploads = On
  • GD Support

Not a prerequisite for using the "myPHP Guestbook", but recommended for security reasons when activating the photo upload function:

  • the use of own ".htaccess" files permitted by the provider

Detailed installation and usage instructions can be found in the ReadMe. pdf attached to the download. For the inescapable exclusions of any liability please refer to the notes at the end of this page and in the imprint, the attached "license.txt" and the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE.

Suggestions for future changes or additions and criticism are welcome, as well as hints on any bugs or questions about the program. Please post in the guestbook or use the contact form.

'myPHP Guestbook v. 2.0.5' Copyright © 2003 - 2006 Claudio Pose
'myPHP Guestbook v. 2.0.5' was an open source project of

'myPHP Guestbook v. 3.2.1' Copyright © 2011 - 2014 Christian Thomas,

'myPHP Guestbook v. 4.9.1' and 'BackUp-Converter myPHP Guestbook v. 1.1.0'
Copyright © 2014 - 2018 Wolfgang Leverberg,

'myPHP Guestbook' and 'BackUp-Converter myPHP Guestbook' are free software; you can redistribute them and/or modify them under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

'myPHP Guestbook' and 'BackUp-Converter myPHP Guestbook' are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <>.