a client asks asked
2) I suspect that I should be able to use cold fusion tags to draw info out of a MySQL database to populate some web pages we’re delivering. Is this possible and, if so, is it using the same old instructions that we used a year or so ago when I was creating some PHP scripts and using MySQL to populate. I’m building a Google Gadget that I’d like to populate with an RSS feed or using a database call so having access would be useful. I have some of the old info you sent me somewhere and if that’s still good I’d find it and use it to create the needed databases.
Cold fusion — well, probably not, since those would require blog.uvm.edu to support ColdFusion, and it does not. But PHP — sure. here’s a link to some examples
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Sometimes this stuff is easier to do with WordPress as a blog tool. Pros: it lives in your own public_html folder, which you can access in multiple way, you can hack the php code left and right and write your own functions. Cons: you need to install and configure it yourself, code hacks and modifications require php programming skills.