Tag Archives: PHP

Choosing a business listing directory script written in php

How to Choose a business listing directory script written or coded in PHP programming language

I got a new client today who wanted a brand new website equipped with business listing directory feature. According to him, the script should be in PHP, does not cost much and meets all requirements of a basic business listing directory. It should support multiple image uploads for a listing, be able to do rating(optional) and reviews, supports (paypal IPN) payment method, provides google map locator facility and finally be equipped with small CMS to create some content/article pages, that’s all.

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Converting a text string into comma separated words

Today, i was looking at some old code of mine to find something when i found this little but useful piece of code which i had written for one of my old projects (and of course when i didn’t had this blog created yet). The idea was to create comma separated words from a string, something like, creating meta keywords from a piece of information (such as meta description). Continue reading

Setting up a catch-all email forwarder and parsing emails using php

In one of my ongoing projects i had to set up a “catch-all” email parsing script. Here’s how it came out to be.

What is catch-all?

In the context of emails, “catch-all” refers to a destination to which all incoming emails with in-correct email addresses are delivered or forwarded. As a destination, you can set either an email or a script on your server which captures such emails and save them in to your local database or files. Continue reading

Getting current page url and title for social network sharing in WordPress

Today i added a few social network sharing buttons i.e. facebook, twitter, delicious, myspace etc. to the right side column of this very blog.  To make it work as desired I had to do some extra bit of effort to create respective urls and titles for sharing. Continue reading

Form DOM element not recognized (created) in ajax form in IE when placed with end tag missing

Skipping a form end tag </form> costed me almost a day (i had to go to bed abandoning the fixing for some time though;)). I had been using ajaxForm with jQuery to submit ajax form which was placed on a popup dialog box opened through ajax. The form worked well in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari but did not work in Internet Explorer 7 & 8 (IE7 & IE8 ; i didn’t test in other versions of IE but perhaps they would not work either). The IE simply would not create the <form> tag at all so if you try to alert $(“#formID”).length it would return always 0(zero). It started to work fine (in IE) when i placed </form> to mark the end of the form (i know it was a mistake to not to place it there though). Continue reading

Setting execution time and memory limits in php

When executing large amount of data through php scripts it is common facing errors like “Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 300 seconds exceeded..”. Also, sometimes uploading large files through php scripts you might face errors like “The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini..” etc. etc.. Continue reading

Clear template cache in x-cart

Have you been making changing into a smarty template file (within x-cart and perhaps independently as well) for long and the changes would not come up at all? Who could tell better how frustrating this can be!

The simplest and most effective way to clear template cache in x-cart is to call cleanup.php file which is placed at the root directory of x-cart installation. So if your installation is inside public_html directory (have nothing to do with directory actually) and your website address is http://www.devarticles.in just call http://www.devarticles.in/cleanup.php and all your template cache will be cleared with a message something like this:

The compiled templates cache (“templates_c” directory) has been cleaned up.

(Thanks to Steve for his post)