Text Widget Generator?
May 1, 2012 12:38 PM   Subscribe

Is there a tool that would let me embed a semi-random text generator?

This is hard to explain, but:

I have a bunch of phrases.
I'd like to embed a tool on my site that lets people hit a button, and they get one of the random phrases.

That make sense? Any tools out there that would let me do that?
posted by jtajta to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Would something like this work for your idea?
posted by deathpanels at 12:51 PM on May 1, 2012

Standard JavaScript stuff

Just google for [Javascript random text]
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:53 PM on May 1, 2012 [2 favorites]

Do you use Wordpress? Because there is a plugin for this.
posted by Brittanie at 3:05 PM on May 1, 2012

I don't use wordpress - I would need to just embed the html. i'll play around with the Java, thanks!
posted by jtajta at 5:01 PM on May 1, 2012

Do you have direct access to the code of the site, or do you run it through some commercial blogger software? If you have access, then deathpanels link should work pretty well for you, otherwise you should contact your provider and I guarantee that they have this feature implemented.
posted by KeSetAffinityThread at 7:29 PM on May 1, 2012

A small thing, perhaps, but use Javascript, not Java.
posted by demiurge at 8:42 PM on May 1, 2012

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