Automate text on website

At the bottom of my site http://www.r12financial.com/tlengnick/test02.php there is a box that I want to update every day with different quotations.

Currently, the text is "Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value" (so you know which box I'm referring to).

I want it to automatically pull from a list of quotations and change that text every 24 hours.

What is the easiest method for doing this?

Thank you.
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Do you have any experience in PHP?  IF not, please consider hiring a professional or using these learning resources to get the foundation you might need.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_11769-And-by-the-way-I-am-new-to-PHP.html

The answer to this question is a small application that keeps track of the current date and time, and uses this datetime information to choose among a list of quotations.  It's not hard, but it has a lot of moving parts that are elemental in PHP and MySQL.

Once you have created a data base of quotations, you would need to write some code to choose among the rows that would be returned from the results set in response to a query.  Do you have any test data or any code written yet?
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
It might be easier to use a text file of quotes and simply pull a random quote on each page load.
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Ray PaseurCommented:
@padas: That makes sense to me, but the author wants to change the text every 24 hours.  I think Forbes.com does something like this.  So it might be better to exert a little more control over the choice of the quote.  We will learn more about the scope of the task when we find out if there is any PHP experience.
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tlengnickAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the replies.

I have a decent history of programming (extensive Visual Basic and some CSS, Action Script, Perl, and in the old days, Fortran and COBOL). I used PHP for the first time to get my form working on my site, but haven't done much more with PHP.

As I am looking for a simple solution, pulling a quote at each page load would work.

How should I proceed?
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Actually, you could just "hard code" the quotes into something like this.  It would get you started until you wanted to spend the time to learn some more PHP.
http://www.laprbass.com/RAY_temp_tlegnick.php

<?php // RAY_temp_tlegnick.php
error_reporting(E_ALL);

// SEE http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/HTML/Q_28226719.html

// THE DAY OF THE WEEK
$now = date('D');

// AN ARRAY OF QUOTES INDEXED BY THE DAYS OF THE WEEK
$quotes = array
( 'Mon' => "It's all in the wrist."
, 'Tue' => "It ain't over till <i>I say</i> it's over."
, 'Wed' => "Hump Day!"
, 'Thu' => "Go long.  I'll fake it to you."
, 'Fri' => "Working for the weekend."
, 'Sat' => "Brevity is the soul of wit."
, 'Sun' => "Quoth the Raven, Nevermore."
)
;

// CHOOSE THE DAILY QUOTE
echo $quotes[$now];

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And if you want to learn some more about PHP, and avoid the pitfalls of random internet searches, this article will help point you to good resources.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_11769-And-by-the-way-I-am-new-to-PHP.html

HTH, ~Ray
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tlengnickAuthor Commented:
Ray, this is a decent workaround for now--thanks for the script!
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Thanks for the points, ~Ray
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