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Executing PHP script in a Block

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Registered: 02/08/04
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I'm trying to set up a banner-rotation script to work within Geeklog. This 'program' is a set of php scripts that use a MySQL database to maintain the ads. It's a simple set of scripts that seems to work pretty well. All I have to do is insert the following line in a web page, and the ads are shown and 'rotated'.

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<?PHP include "DisplayBanners.php"; ?>

Now, I'm trying to get this to work within a block. I'm not familiar enough with php or Geeklog to figure this out, so far. Can someone give me some 'hints' as to how to do this?

By the way, I inserted the above line into my theme header.thtml file, and it worked fine. So, I know this can work.


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Registered: 03/22/04
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normal blocks wont parse php like what you want for a number of good reasons. You'll need to create a PHP block, call your script using a function placed in your lib-custom.php file.

see this: What are the different block types for?

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