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How to Dynamically Create Thumbnails

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 27/11/2008 beginner tutorials media thumbnail

In this week's screencast, I'll show you how to upload files and then have PHP dynamically create a thumbnail. Whether you're building an ecommerce site, or just a simple gallery, these techniques will absolutely prove to be useful. If you're ready for your "spoonfed" screencast of the week, let's get going!

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Create A Custom Wordpress Page with Different Template

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 26/11/2008 beginner tutorials wordpress

Recently I needed to create a page in Wordpress that didn't have the sidebar on it. Took me a wile to find the solution, but the one I found works like a charm. Takes a bit of programming knowledge, but not too bad.

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10 Principles of the PHP Masters

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 4/10/2008 beginner tutorials general tips

With PHP's widespread adoption,it's almost too easy to find a script or snippet to do exactly what you need. Unfortunately, there's no filter as to what is a "good practice" and what's, well... not so good when writing a PHP script. We need trustworthy sources, who have proven they have a solid grasp on the best practices of PHP.

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Using Search Engine Friendly URLs for your Dynamic Pages

in PHP added by clearnetwork, on 29/7/2008 beginner tutorials mod rewrite seo

"Search Engine Friendly URLs" or "User Friendly URLs" are a much better way of constructing your URLs for dynamic pages. In this article I will discuss some basic ways of doing this, with a little help from mod_rewrite.

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Generating Search Engine Friendly Titles for your URL

in PHP added by clearnetwork, on 29/7/2008 beginner tutorials seo

For most dynamic websites you will want to create "Search Engine Friendly" or "User Friendly" URLs, rather than using ugly and meaningless strings or IDs to reference your content. The way you interpret the URLs and use them to get your content is for another article and I won't go into that right now, what I want to talk about is how to turn your page titles into versions that can be used in your URL.

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Random Password Generation

in PHP added by clearnetwork, on 15/7/2008 beginner tutorials general random security

A common feature found on many websites upon user registration are random passwords. This tutorial will walk you through a script that generates a random password to a given length.

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PHP: Be Notified When Google Crawls Your Site

in PHP added by adzeds, on 3/6/2008 beginner tutorials crawl general google mysql php5

Have you ever wanted to know when Google crawls your website? Well now you can using a simple PHP script which emails you everytime GoogleBot crawls your site.

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Smarty Template Engine Crash Course

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 22/5/2008 beginner tutorials smarty template

For those of you who have used PHP template engines, the basic concepts of Smarty should look quite familiar. In your PHP application you assign variables for use in the template, then you display it.

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Working With UK Postcodes

in PHP added by porteightyeight, on 31/3/2008 beginner tutorials postcode

This short post provides you with a table for converting postcodes into counties. I created the table from a variety of sources for a recent project where I needed to be able to map user's postcodes to counties.

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Easy IP to country lookup

in PHP added by prodevtips, on 27/3/2008 beginner tutorials geo-ip networking

Check which country your visitors are coming from with an easy to use open database.

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PHP components: Autosuggest

in PHP added by woork, on 25/3/2008 AJAX beginner tutorials databases mysql

A simple "PHP component" (8Kb), ready to use, to implement a search form with an autosuggest feature using PHP and MySQL just modifying some parameters.

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Deleting record with Ajax using prototype.js and PHP

in PHP added by woork, on 12/3/2008 AJAX beginner tutorials database mysql

This tutorial explains how to use prototype.js framework an PHP to delete a record from a database with Ajax. This is a simple overview with basic features you can use and improve in your web projects.

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Slider in PHP, Ajax And Javascript

in PHP added by phphungry, on 23/2/2008 AJAX JavaScript beginner tutorials mysql slider

cool nice slider which is implemented using javascript , Ajax and PHP

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Welcome to Cookies

in PHP added by charliepage, on 18/2/2008 beginner tutorials cookies

Cookies are just a basic aspect of PHP, but can be used in so many things. From logging in and out a user on your website to keeping the name of the skin they use on your website. Below I will explain how to set (add) a cookie, delete one and then display/check one. I will first show the PHP code and then explain it.

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How to Generate a Random Password for Users

in PHP added by Walkere, on 10/2/2008 beginner tutorials password php5 security users

This tutorial shows you how to create a random, 8-character password to use in your user-management system.

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How to Use PHP's Crypt() Function to Encrypt and Check a Password

in PHP added by Walkere, on 28/1/2008 beginner tutorials encryption passwords php5 security

This tutorial will walk you through using PHP's crypt() function to effectively encrypt a password for storage in a database and later check that password against a user's input.

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Install Apache Web Server on Windows Vista [flash video]

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 23/1/2008 apache beginner tutorials installation

A quick flash video showing how to install Apache on Windows Vista.

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Easy as Pie - Working with a Database

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 20/1/2008 beginner tutorials database mysql

This post is the third in a continuing series of DIY tutorials, which aims to make things as simple as possible. The [Easy as Pie] series focuses on tasks that most people consider too challenging and presents it in a way that is easy (as pie!) to understand.

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Sorting 2D-arrays in PHP

in PHP added by prodevtips, on 6/1/2008 array beginner tutorials general

How to use array_multisort to sort tables by column.

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Display how many visitors online

in PHP added by ineedtutorials, on 3/1/2008 beginner tutorials database general oo programming php5

Ever wonderd how to display how many visitors you have online. In this tutorial i will show you an easy but effective way to display the amount of online visitor’s.

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Creating a simple login script with php and mysql

in PHP added by ineedtutorials, on 31/12/2007 beginner tutorials content management mysql security

Learn to create a simple login system with php and mysql in 7 simple steps

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How to Install PHP 5 on Linux

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 21/12/2007 beginner tutorials installation linux php5

This tutorial explains the installation of Apache web server, bundled with PHP and MySQL server on a Linux machine. The tutorial is primarily for SuSE 9.2, 9.3, 10.0 & 10.1, but most of the steps ought to be valid for all Linux-like operating systems.

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Becoming PHP 6 Compatible

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 18/12/2007 beginner tutorials compatibility php6

If you want to make use of PHP 6 when it comes, you're going to have to write your new scripts so they are compatible, and possibly change some of your existing scripts.
To start making your scripts PHP 6 compatible, I've compiled a list of tips to follow when scripting.

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Building a Comments Script

in PHP added by bs0d, on 14/12/2007 beginner tutorials comments mysql

This tutorial will guide you through the process of building a comments script with PHP. The comments script will use a mySQL database to store and retrieve information. Its not too advanced, but additional features can easily be added, such as a delete feature and implementing usernames

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htaccess: Stop Page Not Found Errors when site changes

in PHP added by designertuts, on 13/12/2007 beginner tutorials htaccess

Its a problem I come across often. Someone does a complete site redesign and all the filenames and paths have changed. They are really pleased with their new site. But what they don't realise is their users aren't so happy. Why? Well perhaps they have bookmarked one of your old pages. Or perhaps they type a search phrase into a search engine and it returns a link to your old pages. In both cases they will get "Page not found".

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