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Adrian W. West and Steve PrettymanPractical PHP 7, MySQL 8, and MariaDB Website Databaseshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3843-1_10

10. Create a Message Board

Adrian W. West1  and Steve Prettyman2
Colyton, Devon, UK
Key West, Florida, USA

A message board can be a stand-alone feature or an important component in a forum. A basic forum has at least four tables, one each for messages, membership registrations, threads, and replies. However, to save space and to defer to what’s in the subtitle of this book, A Simplified Approach, this chapter describes a simple message board with a table for messages and a table for members. Our hope is that a grasp of the principles of this message board will inspire ...

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