PHP Random Quote Generator

The following code loads the contents of a text file and randomly displays a line from it. You can use this to display a random quote on a page every time it loads.

$file= "quotes.txt";
$quotes = file($file);
srand((double)microtime()*1000000);
$randomquote = rand(0, count($quotes)-1);
echo $quotes[$randomquote];

It works by loading a file into memory and picking a line from that file at random. Here is a sample file you might want to use.

This is the first quote - Person One
This is the second quote - Person Two

Fill this with your own quotes and you are away.

Comments

im not too good at html but this is a good code
Permalink

Very small but simple little snippet that did just what was needed. Thanks

Permalink
This is exactly what I wanted in a Random Quote Generator, but it's not working quote right for me. It's pulling in what I assume is the generated random number and putting it in the quote text. Any way to block that? See http://genealogy.ravensbeak.com/ for an example.
Permalink

Add new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
2 + 3 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.