Ctrl_Alt_Defeat Ctrl_Alt_Defeat - 4 months ago 51
HTML Question

PHP with Bootstrap Carousel

Im trying to learn PHP and using it with the Bootstrap library for my site. I am looking to use the bootstrap carousel as seen here

What I am trying to achieve is the carousel with captions and the Machine Name I am showing in the picture would be a hyperlink that will take you to that page for more info. I have a MySQL database that contains the machine name and the ImagePath as to where it is located.

So my code currently is as below -

<?php
while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
{
?>
<div class="bs-example">
<div id="carousel-example-captions" class="carousel slide" data-ride="carousel">
<ol class="carousel-indicators">
<li data-target="#carousel-example-captions" data-slide-to="0" class="active"></li>
<li data-target="#carousel-example-captions" data-slide-to="1"></li>
<li data-target="#carousel-example-captions" data-slide-to="2"></li>
</ol>
<img data-src="holder.js/900x800/auto/#777:#777" style="height: 400px; width: 400px;" alt="First slide image" src="<?php echo $row['MachineImagePath'] ?>"/>
<div class="finlay-carousel-caption">
<h3><?php echo $row['MachineName']?></h3>
<div>
<p>
Click the link above for more details about <?php echo $row['MachineName']>
</p>
</div>
<a class="left carousel-control" href="#carousel-example-captions" data-slide="prev">
<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-left"></span>
</a>
<a class="right carousel-control" href="#carousel-example-captions" data-slide="next">
<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-chevron-right"></span>
</a>
</div>
</div>
</div>
<?php
}
mysql_close($connection);
?>


Currently instead of placing each image inside the carosuel this is creating a new carousel for each image down the page. Should the
<carousel-example-captions>
html be outside the while loop so it is created once and then the img tag will pick up the new image for each slide as you click the next > and prev < buttons.

Note also -
<h3><?php echo $row['MachineName']?></h3>
- I have not yet turned the header into a hyperlink as I wanted to get the carousel working correctly first.

Answer

I recently added a carousel with a link from the mysql database. The issue is that you have the create new carousel code inside of the while statement. If you take it out and just have the new slide commands inside the while it will work perfect.

    <div class="bs-example">
    <div id="carousel-example-captions" class="carousel slide" data-ride="carousel">
        <div class="carousel-inner">
<?php
    $counter = 1;
    while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result)){
?>
            <div class="item<?php if($counter <= 1){echo " active"; } ?>">
                <a href="">
                    <img data-src="holder.js/900x800/auto/#777:#777" style="height: 400px; width: 400px;" alt="First slide image" src="<?php echo $row['MachineImagePath'] ?>"/>
                </a>
                <div class="finlay-carousel-caption">
                    <h3><?php echo $row['MachineName']?></h3>
                    <p>Click the link above for more details about <?php echo $row['MachineName']>; ?></p>
                </div>
            </div>
<?php
    $counter++;
    }
    mysql_close($connection);
?>

        <ol class="carousel-indicators">
           <li data-target="#carousel-example-captions" data-slide-to="0" class="active"></li>
           <li data-target="#carousel-example-captions" data-slide-to="1"></li>
           <li data-target="#carousel-example-captions" data-slide-to="2"></li>
        </ol>
    </div>
</div>

If you get the number of rows from you mysql statement you can change the indicators section to have a loop that would allow for unlimited number of slides.