Category: PHP

A Simple Port Scanner in PHP

A Simple Port Scanner in PHP

July 17, 2012 | By | 4 Comments

Here is a simple port scanner written in PHP. It checks if a port is accessible by trying to connect to it using PHP’s fsockopen function.

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Managing Application Settings in PHP

Managing Application Settings in PHP

March 27, 2012 | By | 2 Comments

There are multiple ways to save application settings/configurations in PHP. You can save them in INI, XML or PHP files as well as a database table. I prefer a combination of the latter two;

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Download And Search Multiple Pages Using PHP

Download And Search Multiple Pages Using PHP

August 2, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Here is a simple way to loop through a list of URLs, download the page and search the contents for a string. The script starts by checking if the post variable $_POST[‘urls’] is set.

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Backup MySQL Databases to Amazon S3 Using PHP

Backup MySQL Databases to Amazon S3 Using PHP

May 16, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

With a few lines of PHP code and S3tool’s s3cmd command-line tool you can backup your MySQL databases automatically to Amazon’s S3. To use this script you’ll need SSH access to your server.

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Creating a Delicious Submission Link in PHP

Creating a Delicious Submission Link in PHP

March 10, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Creating a Delicious (del.icio.us) submission link is similar to Digg’s, with the exception of the page title that can be sent to Delicious, which is not required, but you’ll save the users from having to type it or copy/paste it.

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Creating a Digg Submission Link in PHP

Creating a Digg Submission Link in PHP

March 7, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Creating a Digg submission link in PHP is easy since all the parameters Digg expects are included in the URL. Digg like most other social bookmarking tools does not allow complete automation of submissions. It requires the visitor to manually click the submit button to prevent spamming.

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Customizing the AddThis WordPress Plugin

Customizing the AddThis WordPress Plugin

February 28, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

My favorite WordPress plugin for bookmarking/sharing is AddThis. It looks good and provides comprehensive statistics. But unlike Shareaholic’s SexyBookmarks plugin, which allows you to display any number of the available services (bookmarking or sharing sites, e.g. Digg), AddThis plugin only displays 4. So I modified it by adding a few lines of code to make […]

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2 Ways to Redirect URLs in PHP

May 3, 2010 | By | 1 Comment

The ability to redirect URLs in PHP can be very handy. A common use of redirects is when a page has become obsolete and you would like to redirect the user to a more current one. Affiliate marketers use URL redirection to point to their products. This way when the product they are marketing is […]

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Displaying the Number of Visits in a WordPress Blog Post

Displaying the Number of Visits in a WordPress Blog Post

April 22, 2010 | By | 9 Comments

I thought it would be a good idea to show how many visits a blog post had since it was published. One of the web tracking tools I use is WordPress.com Stats, and it’s the easiest to get the page view count from. So after some googling I found the best way to do so […]

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How to Create a Page For Your Tags in WordPress

November 26, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

To display all the tags in a blog in page a plugin that runs PHP code in pages should be installed. I prefer Exec-PHP (http://bluesome.net/post/2005/08/18/50/) because its easy to use (you just type the PHP code inclosed in <?PHP ?>), and has very good documentation. After installing the plugin create a new page and while […]

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