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Display Random Images

This script will display 1 random image from a directory... I would like to make it so grabs 5 different from the directory and displays them.... if I could make the alt tags match the name of the image that would be a very cool added bonus.. any thoughts??

<?php
$dir=opendir("/httpdocs/wp-content/themes/stormer/random");
//This is the directory route to the folder
$directory="stormer/random/";
//This is a relative link to the directory if it is not in the same directory as the file you are displaying the images on

$pattern="\.(gif|jpg|jpeg|png|bmp|swf)$";
if(!$dir)
{
die("Failed to read directory");
}
$s=readdir($dir);
$count="0";
$image;
while($s)
{
if(ereg($pattern, $s))
{
$image[$count]=$s;
$count++;
}
$s=readdir($dir);
}
closedir($dir);

//Spit it out
$limit=count($image);
$limit--;
$randNum=rand(0,$limit);
$size=getimagesize("$directory$image[$randNum]");
echo "<img alt='' src=\"$directory$image[$randNum]\" $size[3] />";
?>
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
what about this:

//Spit it out
$limit=count($image);
array_shuffle($image); // to randomly organize the array items:

$spit_count = 0;
while ( $spit_count <5 AND $spit_count < $limit )
{
   echo "<img alt=\"{$image[$spit_count]}\" src=\"{$directory}{$image[$spit_count]}\" {$size[3]} />";  
   $spit_count ++;
}

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cstormerAuthor Commented:
That seems like a really good idea.. but nothing happened when I added it... hmm.. I'm not really a php expert.. I'm trying to figure it out.. I think this would work.. but there seems like their might be a problem with the code?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
of course, you have to remove what you had after
//Spit it out

and put this instead (corrected 2 small things)

//Spit it out
$limit=count($image);
array_shuffle($image); // to randomly organize the array items:

$spit_count = 0;
while ( $spit_count <5 AND $spit_count < $limit )
{
   $size=getimagesize("$directory{$image[ $spit_count]}");
   echo "<img alt=\"{$image[$spit_count]}\" src=\"{$directory}{$image[$spit_count]}\" {$size[3]} />";  
   $spit_count ++;
}
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cstormerAuthor Commented:
yes... i did remove and substituted straight up...

the page seems to stop at the point where the script is running.  Now I know the first version worked for one image.. so the directories and things are ok.... is there a way to "debug" or see what line is causing  it to stop?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
you should enable error logging and error display... I guess I have some typo (I don't have a php website here to test myself)
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cstormerAuthor Commented:
I'm not sure if this changes the code... but the exact directory paths..

$dir=opendir("/var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/wp-content/themes/stormer/random");
//This is the directory route to the folder
$directory="http://domain.com/wp-content/themes/stormer/random/";
//This is a relative link to the directory if it is not in the same directory as the file you are displaying the images on
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cstormerAuthor Commented:
Eitherway you got me off to a great start thanks! :)
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