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Category Archive: PHP

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PHP String Cleaner

Here is a PHP snippet for cleaning or sanitizing variables.

WordPress 404 email alerts

Here is a customized plug-n-play PHP script for reporting 404 errors via email. No editing required, just clean email alerts for each 404 error.

Redirect HTTP to PHP via .htaccess

Here is how to redirect specific URL requests to a PHP script for further processing, etc. Very useful for monitoring HTTP activity, logging errors, and more.

(More) secure PHP includes

Quick tip for securing your PHP includes, place them above your web-accessible root directory.

Display Twitter count in plain text

Twitter’s constant changes make it necessary to update techniques for otherwise simple tasks such as displaying your Twitter count via PHP.

Replace content in WordPress header.php

Here’s how to filter content in WordPress’ header.php template file using PHP.

Combine & compress CSS files with PHP

Here is another technique for combining multiple CSS stylesheets into a single, compressed file.

Combine all CSS files with PHP

Here is a simple PHP script that will combine all CSS files (stylesheets) in a given directory. Delivering one CSS file with your web pages is much faster than delivering multiple files because there are fewer HTTP requests involved.

Infinite loop trap for spammers

In this WP-Mix post, we’ll see how to send spammers on a virtual infinite loop chasing down randomly generated email addresses. It’s very satisfying.

PHP trap for bad bots

Another effective trap for bad bots and spammers, built with PHP and a slice of .htaccess.

Simple email script with PHP

Here is a simple PHP script for sending email.

Simple PHP login form

Here’s a quick PHP snippet for creating a simple login form for your site.