This help article discusses the development of the Mystery Master application in the PHP programming language. Though PHP is used for virtually every page in the Mystery Master website, the focus will be on the puzzle pages. A puzzle page is a PHP page that displays the text of a puzzle, and includes the following PHP files.
The head.php file performs the following steps.
The header.php file displays a standard header for the page. Of interest is that it displays stars according to its rank, along with an image unique for that puzzle.
The footer.php file displays a standard footer for the page. If they exist, it will display links to the puzzle's analysis and chart pages.