[development] order in which regions are rendered

Jamie Holly hovercrafter at earthlink.net
Tue Mar 23 13:42:53 UTC 2010

One option is to use placeholders for the tile when you add the code 
into the blocks - something like #TILE#. Then in page process you set an 
array with the order your blocks are rendered:

$blocks = array('header','left sidebar','right sidebar','bottom sidebar');

Now loop though the blocks and replace that token.

$tileNo = 0;
foreach ($blocks as $block){
   while ($pos = stripos($vars[$block],'tile=#TILE#'){
         $vars[$block] = substr_replace($vars[$block], $tileNo, $pos + 
5, 6); //Change 6 to the length of your token

If you are dealing with multiple themes where the block order can change 
then the other option is to do this via output buffering. I used this 
method for a client on a Wordpress MU site a few years ago.

Jamie Holly

On 3/23/2010 9:22 AM, Ashraf Amayreh wrote:
> What I need to do is pretty simple. Doubleclick is an AD service that 
> works by placing javascript snippets at various locations in the page. 
> I do that via blocks.
> The javascript output contains an optional variable called tile that 
> is used in the doubleclick backend for various things. The tile should 
> be set on ads sequentially. so 1st banner that appears in HTML page 
> should have tile=1, 2nd banner should have tile=2 and so on till the 
> last banner inside the HTML.
> If there's a better approach to implement this then I'm all open for 
> suggestions :)
> -- 
> Best Regards,
> Ashraf Amayreh
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