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#1   Randomize the display of images in a folder
Maclain
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OK.

Being as I've been helped here before, I thought I'd pop back with yet another dilemma!

There is a site that i'm involved with, that has a list of adverts in a block on the home page.

As new sponsors come onboard, they get added to the bottom of the list.

Now some of these have (rightly so) shown a discomfort in paying to have an advert on the bottom of the page, so now what I wan't to do is have these images displayed randomly on page load.

All the images are stored in various formats in the same folder

../images/advertising

the current block: block-advertising.php has the following code


<?php

if (eregi('block-adverts.php', $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'])) {
    Header('Location: index.php');
    die();
}


$content  = "<center>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://yorkshirekoi.co.uk/_launch.php?id=170\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/mholmesmain11-07.jpg\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<br>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.selectivekoisales.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/SELECTIVEKOI11-07.jpg\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<br>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.absolute-koi.com\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"/images/0308.gif\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<br>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://bkksys.co.uk\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/koimastersbanner.jpg\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<br>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.koiplus.com\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"/images/koiplus140408.JPG\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.shingoi.com/\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/shingoi1.gif\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.jammyfoldkoi.com/\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/jammy.gif\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.lambournkoi.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/lambourn.jpg\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.shingoi.com/\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/shingoi2.gif\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.yourkoi.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/yourkoi.gif\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.migoto-koi.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\" width=\"548\" height=\"92\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/migotokoi.JPG\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.koi-uk.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\" width=\"548\" height=\"92\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/koiuk.png\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.pastureslodge.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\" width=\"548\" height=\"92\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/pastures.png\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.richdon-koi.com/\" target=\"_blank\" width=\"548\" height=\"92\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/richdon.gif\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.koicarp.org.uk/\" target=\"_blank\" width=\"548\" height=\"92\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/koiwater.jpg\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.uknishikigoi.com/\" target=\"_blank\" width=\"548\" height=\"92\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/uknishi.gif\"></a></p>";
$content .= "<p><a href=\"http://www.cicscreens.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\" width=\"548\" height=\"92\"><img src=\"/images/advertising/cicscreens.jpg\"></a></p>";

$content .= "</center>";
$content .= "<br>";
$content .= "<p><font size=\"10\"> Interested in becoming a sponsor? click <a href=\"http://bkksys.co.uk/modules.php?name=Advertising\">HERE</a>.</p></font>";


?>


As you can see, my code is probably very crude and amaturish(f7)?
Any ideas how I can either alter the block, or create a new one to display the images in a new order on each page load?

I'd also like it fairly easily editable, so as new sponsors arrive, I can add them.

Thanks in advance - Any help / advice greatly appreciated!

Chris.

P.S I'm not sure if this makes any difference, but the society involved is a non profit society. Just didn't want to think I was trying to make money from your help:-)


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I made up a block for you to use.

Open it up with a text editor and add/change the $randimg to what you like. I did the first 4 from your code above.


$randimg[1] = array(
   "http://yorkshirekoi.co.uk/_launch.php?id=170", //Link
   "/images/advertising/mholmesmain11-07.jpg", //Image
   "", //image alt (mouseover text)
   "", //image width
   "" //image height
);

$randimg[2] = array(
   "http://www.selectivekoisales.co.uk/", //Link
   "/images/advertising/SELECTIVEKOI11-07.jpg", //Image
   "", //image alt (mouseover text)
   "", //image width
   "" //image height
);

$randimg[3] = array(
   "http://www.absolute-koi.com/", //Link
   "/images/0308.gif", //Image
   "", //image alt (mouseover text)
   "", //image width
   "" //image height
);

$randimg[4] = array(
   "http://bkksys.co.uk/", //Link
   "/images/advertising/koimastersbanner.jpg", //Image
   "", //image alt (mouseover text)
   "", //image width
   "" //image height
);


You can add as many as you like. There also some instructions in the file. Let me know how it goes or if you need further help.


Attached Files
block-adverts.zip (1.15 KB, Downloaded: 184 Time(s))



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This is very sweet. I was looking for something similar and this does exactly what I want.

Thanks Telli icon_smile.gif



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I see you got it added maclain... you couldn't leave my banner in there even for just a week or so? Oh well I hope you enjoy it.




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Yes I got it added! Thanks for the block and the fast reply.

I've added your banner to my sig in the forums. There were issues with the the Committee members over leaving it in the main advertising block. but it should get some exposure in there!

Thanks again. Top help!



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Thank You for the link back it is much appreciated. Glad it worked out for you.




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