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Title : Quote For the Day
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Joyce Babu
Date : Jul 01st 2006
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This script can be used for displaying a randomly selected quote from a given list of quotes. The quote changes every day. New quotes can be added.

See the quotes-example.php for a working example of the script. Make sure you chmod 777 quotes.txt.

* To display a randomly selected Quote for the day
How to use
* Create a file called 'quotes.txt' and chmod it 777
* Include the file [Eg: include 'quotes.php';]
* call the function showQuote where you want to show the quote [Eg: showQuote();]


* To add more insert
   $quote[] = "Quote --Name"
$quotes[] ="The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable receiving. --Albert Einstein";
$quotes[] ="To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know, I've done it a thousand times.--Mark Twain";
$quotes[] ="Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.--Mark Twain";
$quotes[] ="Suppose you were an idiot... And suppose you were a member of Congress... But I repeat myself.--Mark Twain";
$quotes[] ="There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.--Mark Twain";
$quotes[] ="The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. --Albert Einstein";
$quotes[] ="I love to travel, But hate to arrive --Albert Einstein";
$quotes[] ="Do you believe in immortality? No, and one life is enough for me --Albert Einstein";

$file = "quotes.txt";

$entry = file($file);
$entry = split("\|",$entry[0]);
// Check the files have been updated today. If not update it
if($entry[0] != date('j')){
$idx = _newQuote();
$idx = $entry[1];
$quote = split('--',$quotes[$idx]);
"<div class='quote'>$quote[0]<span class='author'>$quote[1]</span></div>";
$file, $quotes;
$randomid = mt_rand(0,count($quotes)-1);
$content = date('j') . "|$randomid";
// If $file doesnot exist attempt to create
if(!file_exists($file)) touch($file);
// Check whether the file is writable or not
if (is_writable($file)){
        if (!
$handle = @fopen($file, 'w'))echo "<b>Error</b>: Could not open the file<br>";
        elseif (@
fwrite($handle, $content) === FALSE)echo "<b>Error</b>: Could not write to the file<br>";
    }else echo
"<b>Error</b>: $file is not writable<br>";

Usage Example

This is an example on how to use the code.
Make sure that you have made the file quote.txt writable (777)


/* Add this at the top of the page. */
include 'quotes.php';
<!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.1 transitional//en">
<title>Thought For The Day</title>
<meta name="Keywords" content="">
<meta name="Description" content="">
<meta name="MSSmarttagsPreventParsing" content="TRUE" />
<meta name="robots" content="index,follow" />
<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript">
if (top.location != location)top.location.href = document.location.href;
body, table{font:normal 12px Verdana, Arial, sans-serif;}
.quote{font:bold 12px Arial;}
.quote .author{font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;display:block;float:right;}

<body bgcolor="#ffffff">
<table style="height:100%;width:100%;">

<center><table cellspacing="2" cellpadding="0" style="">
<tr><td style="background:#F4F4F9;border:1px #C0C0C0 solid;">
<table style="width:100%;">
<tr><td style="text-align:left;"><b>Today's Thought</b></td><td style="text-align:right;"> <?php echo date('j<\s\u\p>S</\s\u\p> M, Y'); ?> </td></tr></table>
<tr><td style="background:#F4F4F9;border:1px #C0C0C0 solid;padding:15px 10px;">
/* Add this where you want the quote to appear */

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