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Thread: Writing a PHP Voting Script
May 25, 2001, 19:59 #1
Writing a PHP Voting Script
I'm so happy it is the weekend, and memorial weekend at that
Anyway here is my question...
I am looking for a PHP voting script that I can use on my website. There are hundreds of such scripts yet all are in a similar format:
There is a list of possible answers with radio boxes next to them, the user votes and the results are displayed graphically or in html format.
What I'm looking for is different, and I'll explain it below:
I run a site with hundreds of jokes and pictures. Under each picture and joke I want to have a voting system that works like this:
1) A pull down box where people can vote on a scale of 1-10
2) The current average vote displayed next to the pull down box.
3) After the user votes the page then re-loads and the average vote for that picture or joke is updated.
Here is an Example
If you look under the picture there is a pull down box and also the average vote is displayed - This is exactly what I want.
I would assume that this is an easy script to write compared to a regular voting script. Yet I have no idea on how to start...
I would need to make a database first? Because there will be hundreds of jokes and pictures voted on, and each joke's and picture's vote will need to be called into the page and displayed under the joke or picture. For instance if a person wanted to see the first joke the URL would probably look like this:
The joke would be displayed and the PHP part would call the current average rating into the page.
As you can see I am very new to PHP I started a few days ago reading online tutorials. I probably am wrong about everthing I said So any direction on how to start would be great, if a script like this doesn't already exist. I really need some guidence for this lareg undertaking.
Thanks for any help!