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Building A Quick-And-Dirty PHP/MySQL Publishing System
Looking to quickly add a dynamic news page to your corporate or personal Web site? This article shows you how.

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You'll see, from the code on the previous page, that every press release title is linked to a script named "story.php" via its unique ID. This "story.php" script displays the complete text for the selected press release - and it looks like this:


<?
// story.php - display contents of selected press release
?>

<!-- page header - snip -->

<?
// includes
include("../conf.php");
include("../functions.php");

// open database connection
$connection = mysql_connect($host, $user, $pass) or die ("Unable to connect!");

// select database
mysql_select_db($db) or die ("Unable to select database!");

// generate and execute query
$id = mysql_escape_string($_GET['id']);
$query = "SELECT slug, content, contact, timestamp FROM news WHERE id = '$id'";
$result = mysql_query($query) or die ("Error in query: $query. " . mysql_error());

// get resultset as object
$row = mysql_fetch_object($result);

// print details
if ($row)
{
?>
   <p>
   <b><? echo $row->slug; ?></b>
   <p>
   <font size="-1"><? echo nl2br($row->content); ?></font>
   <p>
   <font size="-2">This press release was published on <? echo formatDate($row->timestamp); ?>. For more information, please contact <? echo $row->contact; ?></font>
<?
}
else
{
?>
   <p>
   <font size="-1">That press release could not be located in our database.</font>
<?
}

// close database connection
mysql_close($connection);
?>

<!-- page footer - snip -->


Again, extremely simple - connect, use the ID to get the full text for the corresponding item, and display it. Here's what it looks like:

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With that, I've successfully completed the first part of this development effort. I now have a primitive publishing system that can be used to provide users of a Web site with news, press releases and other information.


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