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PHP is a widely-used, general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development.

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How to make signup form complete and connect it to mail [closed]

So I watched this video, where they created a signup-form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAOBXGPuKqo Now, I have done everything in that video. And the signup-form is ready and looks great. But how ...
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OOP: The correct use of classes and optimizing code

I am trying to improved my coding skills. I mainly work in web development. I had a "system" that I use in all my projects to fetch data from my DB to the browser. I tried an implementation ...
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Correct way of doing transactional queries

I am trying to do multiple queries in one call, so I organized my code as below: ...
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Create a CSV from SQL Data and email as attachment using PHP

I put together some functions that allows a PHP script to send the SQL data obtained from user inputs on a website via an email attachment as a CSV file. It works perfectly and I have no issues with ...
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I need a better way to add css per each page on wordpress

I just started to use Wordpress to start building a website, but as I need to use the get_header() function to retrieve the ...
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Add pivot data from the same pivot model

My project has thee models Cart, Order and Product Cart ...
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Learning factory design pattern [closed]

I'm making the very common example of Factory design pattern which creates a factory of cars and return an instance of a car. I found a example here https://refactoring.guru/design-patterns/factory-...
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Wordpress Ajax Custom Query - High CPU LOAD

I'm developing a fully ajax community WP theme that comes with alot of custom quaries. Everything is fine, there is no bug but recently but I had a few client that have a huge database and my theme ...
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Queries to get unpaid and unpaid invoices

Here is my code: ...
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PHP comment system

Basics I created a simple comment-system. My goal was it to create a system that can easily be used on everyone's server without having to install a load of programs. I also tried to create it as ...
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Sanitizing user form input in php

Security threats in mind: SQL Injections!!! --- Solutions: Prepared Statements (PDO) and including $bpdo->setAttribute(PDO::ATTR_EMULATE_PREPARES, false); in ...
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Mysql PDO Wrapper that throws Unique Constraint Exception

The main reasoning behind this PDO wrapper, is that I find myself using unique constraints quite frequently in my designs, and I have ...
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PHP Email List Sign Up

See my original post: here. I have one html page and four php files that allow users to sign up for an email list. One of the php scripts is a cronjob that deletes unverified rows older than 24 hours, ...
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Email Validation in PHP

Is this script sufficient enough to validate user email input? ...
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Route Improvement in Laravel 8

I have below route. I am using Laravel 8. ...
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How do a research in all xml file for gived id value? [closed]

I have a xml file so formed: ...
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Modify parameter data before creating an instance of a class in PHP

I have an abstract Badge class, every class extending this class should always correctly set the incoming name (string) and achievedAt (date) fields. There might be other classes that extend the Badge ...
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binary data shell echo generator

edit: here is a cleaned-up version incorporating most (but not all) feedback, thanks guys; https://gist.github.com/divinity76/79efd7b8c0d7849b956cd194659c98e5 I need to... generate a linux shell ...
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Is this a good approach to replace mysqli_num_rows? [closed]

Is this a good approach to replace mysqli_num_rows? $db is a PDO instance. .. ...
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Get all routes that start with rt_

The code reads all my routes and return to my JQUERY AJAX the names of the routes without duplicates and just those that have "rt_" prefix. ...
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Secure file upload for PDF only

I am trying to create a secure file upload using PHP 7+ where I only allow PDF files. I found a lot of posts on this topic on different websites but couldn't find a complete solution that ensures that ...
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Very simple encryption API

I need an encryption system with a super simple API. I'd prefer something as simple as the following. The output should also be browser-friendly and ideally url-friendly. ...
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Improvements on Laravel's base Model and FormRequest

Introduction I've improved, IMO, Laravel's base Model and FormRequest. It's working as expected. But, before actually implementing this any further in my application, i want to have my classes checked ...
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Contact form with spam-prevention - follow-up

Background The basics of this project are already covered here. I received the suggestions to: not create the exercise with JavaScript. use pictures instead of plaintext. I tried to implement the ...
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Class dedicated to transforming API response to the data I need?

I have the following code (in php) that calls the open weather api with my credentials, and returns data for me. Know I'm returning some data I pick from that response, I'm wondering if it's good ...
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PHP Laravel Order generation Custom Class Refactor

Here is a custom class code I use to handle different types of orders in Laravel. This question includes the code regarding Order Type A. I want to know whether I can simplify the code more. I have ...
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PHP Mandelbrot Set Generator

I need to get familiar with web programming, so I decided to write up a fairly simple PHP page that accepts GET requests and serves back an image of the Mandelbrot set... as a table of colored cells. ...
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API Client and usage implementation

I'm really bothered with my approach in this, as I'd like to use the client in multiple projects. The client is just extending Guzzle and I'm using a factory method to initialize the client with the ...
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A UserService method that calls the UserRepository a few times

I'm trying to implement some domain driven design architecture, such as a repository to talk to the database, and a service that talks to the repository. I have an action where I want to see if a User ...
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Contact form with spam-prevention

Idea After a handfull of small javascript-projects, I also wanted to work a bit with php now. I decided to create a simple contact-form. Of course, I wanted it to be as spam-save as possible, so I ...
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Dynamic Accordion in WordPress

I used the Bootstrap v4.0.0 accordion to display my business services. Further, I created a custom post type "service" for my services (Each service is a post). To display my services ...
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Creating formatted “[time] [unit] ago” messages from a seconds value

I have this function which calculates how many seconds, mins, hours etc ago a specific time string was. However, the way I have done it consists of a massive if statement block, and it goes through ...
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Set id in constructor, or generate it when asked for?

I'm using PHP, I have a class that generates an id based on the calling class, so the id of the class won't change after it has been initialised, now I'm wondering which of my two methods is ...
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I want to most efficiently use array values and variables in a WordPress template while abiding by PHP/WordPress best practices and standards

Is it better to validate and put an array value into a variable at the top of a file or to check the array value directly right before output in the file? I work at a WordPress shop and we have a ...
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Displaying filtered user data using Ajax and PHP

I want to get my code cleaner and more efficient. This code gets variables form a PHP file and filters it to show the selected user name, all available usergroups on a list box and the groups he is ...
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Structuring code logic for events on laravel controller

The code below will store a base64 image on another website and create an event to display the image on a Vue page in real time. It works fine and all. My question is, is this a good way of doing it ...
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Structuring code logic for events on laravel controller [duplicate]

The code below will store a base64 image on another website and create an event to display the image on a vue page in real time. It works fine and all. My question is, is this a good way of doing it ...
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Checking for duplicate email in api response data

I am working on a small internal app that works along an external API for provisioning purpose. The code essentially is comprised of a series of forms where the user inputs data, this data is then ...
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Secure way of uploading php images and GIF

I am creating a social network and I want to know if this is a secure way of uploading pics/gifs and videos. ...
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Using exceptions inside CakePHP controller actions to simplify flow

I'm looking to simplify controller logic where multiple validation steps will either result in redirecting the browser or re-rendering the current view. Overall I'm looking to: Avoid excessive nested ...
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“Guess a random letter” game with command line interface

The code below if launched on the command line is a simple guessing game. A random character 'a', 'b' or 'c' is chosen, and the user is prompted until they guess correctly. It's arguable that invalid ...
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Secure upload script

I am creating a social network that let's users upload a profile picture. I just want to know if this is a secure way of doing it. Thanks. ...
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Refactoring a class that counts xml dom nodes and caches the result

I saw this entertaining talk by: Bob Martin on clean code and started refactoring a relatively simple class today. I am, by no means, an expert on coding and still learning a lot every day, so I want ...
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Securely upload multiple image files with PHP

I am working on script to a upload image files Securely. can anyone please review my code and suggest improvements on security. ...
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Request mixed with JSON strings and array fields, in custom function for reduction need Simplify/Refactory

Client From a POST request I get a mixed structure of an array and JSON. To handle multiple type of elements I am using var_dump to get the passes. For ...
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How secure is my PHP registration script?

I coded a registration form and was wondering if anyone could give me feedback on whether I'm lacking any major security mechanisms. I've done loads of reading around the topic and feel it should be ...
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Generic memoize utility function for pure functions

Given the following generic memoize utility for pure functions with type hints: ...
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Parser written in PHP is 5.6x faster than the same C++ program in a similar test (g++ 4.8.5)

I'm absolutely dumbfounded by this. I was trying to demonstrate to myself how much faster C++ is than even modern PHP. I ran a simple CSV parsing program in both that have the same output. The CSV ...
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Create unique string from id to build an link shortening system

I want to build my own link shortening system. Therefore I need a way to create unique strings from the record ids stored in my database table. So far I came up with this. I wonder if you now a faster ...

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