A simple messageboard with random message publishing.


This is a "plug-in" / "add-on" for a web site. It is an easy way to make something happen on some page that would otherwise remain static.

It runs the front page of this site.

What it does

This software publishes content selected from a list onto a single page. It can show anything from small quotes to full html pages.

The software may show just one particular message. Or, say, a random rotation of messages 2, 8, and 87 out of 100 available messages. Or, all of them. Or, a default page.

For site visitors

This software is modelled after a real life messageboard.

Sometimes there are many messages, sometimes none: some may be very relevant to you, or maybe none at all are for you. Sometimes you browse through all messsages, at other times you don't even see half of them. And, sometimes the board is hidden behind a parked lorry or some nice large graffiti, so that you can't read a thing even if you wanted to.


Technical information

There are 4 php files, each file has the necessary information in the source code

With version 0.1.2 comes css support, and an extra file:

Technical requirements

For a web site visitor, the only requirement is a browser that can render html. Any browser, that is.

To customize the site you will need a text editor.

A developer may find it nice to know some php, html, javascript, css.

Try it


Install and uninstall

To install the software, first unzip the downloaded file to an empty folder on your pc. Then, upload this folder to your web server. See "index.php" source code for instructions on how to include mb: in a web page.

To uninstall the software, just delete the software files.

It's easy.



All download, use, and modification of mb:msgbrd 0.1 is subject to the W?F! license. By downloading, using, or modifying this software you declare your acceptance of all license terms.


Current version

The most recent version is 0.1.2 - this version does not require database software (like mySQL, etc.).

Version history

Version 0.1.2 (2017-02-11)
- added mini html template generator, and css support
Version 0.1.1 (2017-02-10)
- improved usage example list (mb_msg_db)
Version 0.1.0 (2017-02-06)
- first, fully functional prototype