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Create an advanced PHP membership system,

in PHP added by thetitan, on 23/4/2011 advanced tutorials beginner tutorials content management general oo programming

Develop an advanced and extendable PHP MySQL membership system for use on your website.

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PHP Caching to Speed up Dynamically Generated Sites

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 23/2/2011 beginner tutorials cache

This entire site, like many, is built in PHP. PHP provides the power to simply 'pull' content from an external source, in the case of my site this is flat files but it could just as easily be an MySQL database or an XML file etc..

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How To Safely Store A Password

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 13/12/2010 bcrypt beginner tutorials security

These are all general purpose hash functions, designed to calculate a digest of huge amounts of data in as short a time as possible. This means that they are fantastic for ensuring the integrity of data and utterly rubbish for storing passwords.

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PHP programming shortcuts: save time and lines of useless code.

in PHP added by nvez, on 17/8/2010 beginner tutorials how to php5 tips tricks

A nice bunch of tips and tricks that help you save lines of code and have more efficient code

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10 Signs of Crappy PHP Software

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 4/7/2010 beginner tutorials

Like it or not, as a professional developer, sooner or later you are going to do some customising (if you are lucky, "extending") of existing software.

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How to Display Facebook Fan Count in Text

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 19/6/2010 beginner tutorials facebook php5

Adding a Facebook Like Button on your website or blog is perhaps one of the easiest and most effective way to get more fans and earn more likes. If you have hundreds, thousand or perhaps tens of thousand of fans, it might be a good idea to publish a fan count. Fan count displays in numeric text total fans your Facebook page has, or rather, how many have liked your page.

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Integrating WordPress with Your Website

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 15/6/2010 beginner tutorials wordpress

By nature, WordPress is very powerful. It can be as complex or as simple as you wish. With that in mind, how much you want to use WordPress with your existing website is totally up to you. There may be only a few features of WordPress you want to use when integrating it with your site, or you may want your entire site run with WordPress.

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PHP Optimization Mistakes [pdf]

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 12/6/2010 beginner tutorials optimization php5

Presentation from the Dutch PHP conference 2010 about common optimizations mistakes in php

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Getting started with CouchDB: a beginner's guide

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 9/5/2010 beginner tutorials couchdb nosql

Have you ever dreamt about a powerful database that you can access easily, without using the SQL language? That what Apache CouchDB is all about. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to get started with this document-riented database and how you can use it with PHP.

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Creating a Basic Template System in PHP

in PHP added by rizwan6feb, on 13/2/2010 beginner tutorials templates

This article shows you how to use the php include function to implement a template system in PHP. It will not be a full fledged template system, it will rather teach you how to setup a basic template system in PHP

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Shortening multiple URLs with jQuery, PHP and bit.ly

in PHP added by prodevtips, on 7/2/2010 beginner tutorials

Tutorial on how to shorten all urls in a text area by way of bit.ly and some jQuery, Ajax and PHP.

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10 PHP functions you (probably) never use

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 14/1/2010 beginner tutorials functions general

When scripting in PHP, we often restrict ourselves to a limited number of API functions: the common ones, like print(), header(), define(), isset(), htmlspecialchars(), etc. If some needed functionality doesn’t exist, we often write it making use of these basic components which we have in mind. The PHP API actually offers a lot of functionality, some useless and some useful; often seldom used. I have been looking through the available functions and was interested to find some really cool functions that I should have known about. Here, I share my findings.

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How to Debug in PHP

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 15/9/2009 beginner tutorials debug

Nobody enjoys the process of debugging their code. If you want to build killer web apps though, it’s vital that you understand the process thoroughly. This article breaks down the fundamentals of debugging in PHP, helps you understand PHP’s error messages and introduces you to some useful tools to help make the process a little less painful.

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10 Useful WordPress Hook Hacks

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 19/8/2009 beginner tutorials hook wordpress

Hooks are very useful in WordPress. They allow you to "hook" a custom function to an existing function, which allows you to modify WordPress' functionality without editing core files. In this article, we have compiled 10 extremely useful ready-to-use WordPress hooks, along with examples and coding explanations.

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Creating a Validation Helper Class

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 18/8/2009 beginner tutorials validation

Helper classes seem easy to build -- almost deceptively so. If you're building a helper class to assist with a crucial function, however, such as validation, the approach you need to take may seem a bit less straightforward. This fifth article in an eight-part series on building helper classes walks you through the process, complete with hands-on examples.

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Enhancing a URL Handling Helper Class in PHP 5

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 12/8/2009 beginner tutorials general php5 url

Are you a PHP developer wishing to find an approachable guide that walks you through building different kinds of helper classes in PHP 5? Then look no further, because this group of articles may be the material that you really need.

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17 PHP Practices That Should Be Banished Forever

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 6/8/2009 bad practise beginner tutorials general

The following is a list of 17 PHP programming practices that in my opinion should be banished into oblivion. Forever and ever. Amen.

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Design Patterns in PHP [PDF]

in PHP added by nirajam, on 29/7/2009 advanced tutorials beginner tutorials oo programming php5

In this tutorial you learn some of the Design Patterns and how to implement them in PHP. These are an essential part of OOP and make your code more effective, better performing, and easier to maintain. Sometimes we implement these design patterns in our code without knowing that these solutions are defined by design patterns. Proper usage of the correct pattern can make your code perform better; similarly using them improperly could make your code slower and less efficient.

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15 PHP regular expressions for web developers

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 28/7/2009 beginner tutorials regex

Regular expressions are a very useful tool for developers. They allow to find, identify or replace text, words or any kind of characters. In this article, I have compiled 15+ extremely useful regular expressions that any web developer should have in his toolkit.

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Integrate PHPBB3 with your website

in PHP added by exoph, on 27/5/2009 advanced tutorials beginner tutorials content management forum phpbb3

This tutorial will show you how to take a simple installation of PHPBB3 and add it to your website to restrict page access based on registration status.

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Image watermark with PHP

in PHP added by webmonitore, on 22/5/2009 advanced tutorials beginner tutorials content management general php5 security

To prevent quality images being stolen, we can use PHP to watermark web-images in popular formats like GIF/PNG/JPEG. We print a transparent gif-image on a jpeg-photo in this tutorial.

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10 Advanced PHP Tips Revisited

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 23/4/2009 beginner tutorials security tips

Because of PHP's huge popularity, it has become almost impossible for Web developers not to have at least a working knowledge of PHP. This tutorial is aimed at people who are just past the beginning stages of learning PHP and are ready to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty with the language. Listed below are 10 excellent techniques that PHP developers should learn and use every time they program. These tips will speed up proficiency and make the code much more responsive, cleaner and more optimized for performance.

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PHP and AJAX - Make a Password Strength Bar that Updates in Real-time

in PHP added by scott25, on 2/2/2009 beginner tutorials databases general mysql security

This tutorial will show you how to make a very simple feature which will help your users make more secure passwords, in registration forms. After the user types their password, this script will make a request to a PHP page, which will check the password for lowercase letters, uppercase letters, numbers and symbols. Without reloading the page, a bar displaying the strength of the password will be shown to the user.

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The adventure of PHP and the magic quotes

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 19/12/2008 beginner tutorials compatibility security

Back in PHP 2, the “magic quotes” setting seemed like a great idea. It would automatically escape all of your input so you didn’t have to worry about those pesky SQL injections. Any dodgy characters entered by the user would be automatically escaped by a backslash.

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Introduction to SQL Injection

in PHP added by iDemonix, on 8/12/2008 beginner tutorials database injection mysql security sql

In this tutorial we look at the issue of SQL injection, how the attackers use it, the problems that can arise and methods of prevention using PHP.

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