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'Tip of the Day' - Displaying random content - How?

tcampbell
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'Tip of the Day' - Displaying random content - How?

How would I go about making a small section of my page display random content, kind of like a 'tip of the day', or 'fact' that changes every so often?
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chatyak86
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Either by RSS feed or Cron Job or another script... I am not sure how to set it for every so often.... but I do know how to make it display something random whenever the page loads. If you want that I can get back to you later. Got to go for now!
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tcampbell
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Thanks Adrian, sounds good. I think something like that would be cool.
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chatyak86
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On your php page put this code

<?php
$textfile ="whatever.txt";

$quotes = file("$textfile");
$quote = rand(0, sizeof($quotes)-1);
echo $quotes[$quote];
?>



(You can rename the .txt file to whatever you want.)

Create a new blank page....... make sure it's BLANK... and save it whatever.txt


In that txt file put words or text you want to appear.... make sure each one is on a new line....


like
this

or like this
and like this
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tcampbell
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Thanks, Adrian, I'll get to work playing around with that...
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