Simple PHP ad banner / image rotator

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Pull banner ad or image code from a given text file into an array and randomize the order. Banner/image codes in the file should be separated by tildes (~).

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  1. function initializeAds($file) {
  2. $fcontents = file_get_contents($file);
  3. $ad_array = explode("~",$fcontents);
  4. shuffle($ad_array);
  6. return $ad_array;
  7. }
  9. $ad_banners = initializeAds('ad_banners.txt');
  11. echo $ad_banners[0]; // first randomly ordered banner
  12. echo $ad_banners[1]; // second randomly ordered banner, etc.

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