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Add notes to web page?

Postby arabianights » 2016-10-04 21:28

hi, i'd like to add a notes feature to my personal web page running on home httpd server.

is there an application (java etc?) for this purpose?
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Re: Add notes to web page?

Postby nickmdowson » 2016-11-11 21:23

Hi Arabiannights,
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by a notes function?
In Firefox you can install an add on called Floatnotes that will allow you to make notes on aany website - obviously you'll only be able to see those from the same browser.
If you want to install a webapp on your server to access from other computers, you could have a look at owncloud and its notes plugin - I don't know if that would do what you want.
Hope some of that is helpful.
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Re: Add notes to web page?

Postby debiman » 2016-11-12 16:45

if those pages are running on your own server, why don't you simply add the info to the web pages' code?
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Re: Add notes to web page?

Postby millpond » 2016-11-13 07:39

arabianights wrote:hi, i'd like to add a notes feature to my personal web page running on home httpd server.

is there an application (java etc?) for this purpose?


What website software are you running.

If Wordpress, there are thousands of addons. Search and i'm sure there will be one that fits your needs.


Personally I find forum software better suited to taking notes, and saving numerous types of data, including files. MyBB has a large amount of addons to make it both a blog and a data storage system.

If you have a masochistic streak there is Drupal, which can do anything under the sun. At the price of your sanity, trying to decipher their lingo.
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Re: Add notes to web page?

Postby arabianights » 2016-11-25 00:49

millpond wrote:
arabianights wrote:
What website software are you running.

If Wordpress, there are thousands of addons. Search and i'm sure there will be one that fits your needs.


Personally I find forum software better suited to taking notes, and saving numerous types of data, including files. MyBB has a large amount of addons to make it both a blog and a data storage system.



i'm running an embedded linux system based on busybox with 'httpd'. my homepage is located on the embedded system and served by httpd. i'd like to make and save note on my homepage so it's accessable everwhere i go with internet access. is there a way to do it?
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Re: Add notes to web page?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2016-11-25 03:04

It is not clear about some things, and this is a rather old thread,
One thing, does the OP want to keep the "notes" private ?
No fancy applications are needed, I would avoid anything
using
an application (java etc?) for this purpose?

as it just complicates some thing that really could be simple,
not counting the security issues with "java scripts".
All ready mentioned, installing a very simple, BBS or forum software,..
would be easy, and simple, connect, login, and "post" your notes.
Most forum and bbs software is easy to configure, and you can
make it public or private,...
A simpler option, just use 'html' and make a "form" that
allows you to post comments or notes,..
http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_forms.asp

Some searches will show there are 1000s of ways to do this,
it is just up to the OP to decide which method they want to use.
I would use the one easiest and simplest for me to understand.
Yes there are also "java scripts", and perl scripts, cgi, and other
more complicated ways to do it as well.
As for me, I find just using "ssh" and nano , the easiest way to
add notes or make changes to my web site pages.
I log in via the terminal, 'cd' to the appropriate directory,
example:
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ssh me@siteaddress.me
cd /web/site/dir/notes.html
nano notes.html
#edit or add my notes, what ever,
save
and

exit


Same way I do it on my PC, except on the PC I like
to use 'leafpad'
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~$ leafpad notes.txt
#opens the editer and my notes.txt file, I then type in my notes,
#click "save",
#and wow,...that is all there is to it.
garry@debian:~$

If I am finished using the terminal, I type exit,
and close it.
Any text editor will work for taking notes, there is no need for "fancy applications"
to do that. Of course a "text editor"
is a application, and some are quite elaborate , fancy, to the extent that they
become quite useless, but really all one needs is a simple text editor, to make notes.
Just for fun I started a
"notes page"
I don't really need the feature, but it might come in handy,
if and when I want to anounce something,...
I just used 'ssh" and nano,....
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Re: Add notes to web page?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2016-11-25 14:08

Another option , if you really want a "javascript", or other type of script
is something called a "shoutbox", it is a easy way
to leave notes on a website via any browser.
Shoutboxes
============================
This is the first hit, but there are many more listed in the results
from the above link
https://www.disabled-world.com/communication/shoutboxes.php

Something to keep in mind, you do need some kind of way
to control access, and keep spammers out,
other wise they will trash it and fill it with spam.
But that is another topic.
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Re: Add notes to web page?

Postby pylkko » 2016-11-25 15:46

it's also pretty easy to write a javascript page that asks for input and injects it into an html page (few lines), so if you don't require anything complicated you can just write it. But do you want to add some kind of level of security, so that only some people can read then notes or make notes? What kind of meta-data do you need for the notes? Date? User? Tags? For something more complicated you can try using Redis database with Node or any ready made applications using these.
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Re: Add notes to web page?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2016-11-29 19:03

I just stumbled on to this,
Add notes to web page?
If you are using "chromium"
The first hit,
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/note-anywhere/bohahkiiknkelflnjjlipnaeapefmjbh

Then in the results, there are others similar for fire fox,............
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Re: Add notes to web page?

Postby pylkko » 2016-11-29 19:18

I think that the second post in this thread basically said that, Garry.
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