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Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:31 pm

Yes, it's possible to make a trivia/quiz game using php; however, it would be best to use JQuery(JavaScript) and maybe a little AJAX along with php.

Here's something I was goofing around in php a couple of months ago, I was trying to see if I could convert a game that I did in flash/php and make it strictly php. This is only one page:

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<?php require_once("includes/common.php"); ?>
<?php require("includes/DatabaseConnectionClass.php"); ?>
<?php require("includes/ReadTriviaDataClass.php"); ?>
	$trivia_menu = array();
	$display_trivia_menu = array();
	$next = new ReadTriviaData;
	$trivia = new ReadTriviaData;
	$trivia_menu = $trivia->get_trivia_data();
	// Check to see if user has click on the menu	
	if (isset($_GET['answer']) && isset($_GET['show']) && isset($_GET['page']))
	    $show = $_GET['show'];
	    $x = $_GET['page'];  // Get the current page / question 
	    $answer = $_GET['answer']; // Get user's response to the question
	    $message = $trivia->game_controls($trivia_menu, $x, $answer);
	    $show = 0;
		$x = 0;
		$show = 1;
		$message = 'Please select your answer: ';
	if (isset($_GET['next']))
	    $show = 1;
	    $x = $_GET['next'] + 1;	
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Pepster's Trivia Game Beta 1.0</title>
<link href="css/user_style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" >

	  <!--/Displays the Question & Possible Answers-->
       <?php $trivia->trivia_menu($trivia_menu, $x, $show); ?>
       <div id = "next-style">       
       	<h5><?php echo $message ?></h5>
       	<p><?php echo $next->next_question($x); ?></p>	
A couple of things about it, first like I said I was just testing to see if is possible to do it solely php and just did this on my local server. If was going to put it on the internet I would sanitize my variables first and lastly I wouldn't don't it all in php for while php is good for pulling information from the server. JavaScript (even Flash) is better for the client side of things.

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