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Rating System - PHP version

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Can I use the rating code more than once on one page?

Yes, you can use the rating code as many times as you want on your page.

Will I be able to use this for dynamic content?

Yes. For example, if you are using a dynamic ID passed as GET parameter:

<body onLoad="TS_preloadImages('TSRating/images/over3.gif'); initRatingSame ('Rating<?php echo $_GET["id"]; ?>' ,'/TSRating', 'TSRating/images/normal3.gif', 'TSRating/images/gray3.gif', 'TSRating/images/over3.gif');">
<div id="Rating<?php echo $_GET["id"]; ?>" name="Rating<?php echo $_GET["id"]; ?>">
  <div style="background-color:#FFFF00;">[rating]</div>

With litlle modifications you can use this code to database drive the ratings.

How do I set write permissions on the required folders?

PHP Rating requires to set write permissions on folder "/TSRating/var".

FTP programs ("clients") allow you to set permissions for files and directories on your remote host. This function is often called chmod or set permissions in the program menu.

In the first image, look at the last column - that shows the permissions. It looks a bit confusing, but for now just note the sequence of letters:

Right click the folder or files to set permissions, and usually a popup screen will appear (see the second image):

Don't worry about the check boxes. Just delete the 'Numeric value:' and enter the number you need - in this case it's 777 or simply mark all checkboxes. Then click OK.

That's all.

Is the PHP Rating extension MAC compatible ?

Yes, our extensions are tested, approved and published in the Adobe Exchange site by the Adobe Exchange Team. This assures compatibility with most Dreamweaver versions, browsers and platforms.

When I try to insert the extension into an editable region of my form, I get the following error: "Making this change would require changing code that is locked by a template or a translator. The change will be discarded." How can I fix this?

The extension requires inserting some scripts on the head section of the page.

Then you need to insert the extension in the template page (just to generate the scripts) or manually paste the scripts from a normal page into the template.

I have installed the extension and it works when I test it locally, but when I upload the files to my online website it does not work. What should I do ?

Please, be sure to upload the "TSRating" folder. This folder is generated automatically when inserting the extension and contains the required scripts for the component. If you don't see the "TSRating" folder in your Dreamweaver file list, then click the refresh button (see image for details).

Are any programming skills needed to use this PHP rating system?

No, no programming skills are required. This rating system is available as Dreamweaver Extension; you can insert it from the Dreamweaver menu just with a single click.

Of course, you need to know if your web server(hosting) supports PHP.

What browsers does it support?

We have tested this rating system on the following browsers:

- Safari
- Firefox
- Opera
- Internet Explorer for Windows
- Netscape
- Mozilla

The extension is MAC compatible. Our extensions are tested, approved and published by the Adobe Exchange Team at