Tag Archives: PHP

Codelobster IDE

Free PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript editor – Codelobster IDE

In this article, we suggest you to get acquainted with the free editor of web languages – Codelobster IDE. It is presented on the software market for a long time already, and it wins a lot of fans.

Codelobster IDE allows you to edit PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript files, it highlights the syntax and gives hints for tags, functions and their parameters. This editor easily deals with those files that contain a mixed content.

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PHP GitHub followers count script (v3.0 API)

Php GitHub Followers Count

The following PHP GitHub Followers Count script is using the v3.0 GitHub API.



 I’ll explain how to get your github  followers count using PHP.


Get Followers Count


function curl_get_contents($url)
$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1);
curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_USERAGENT,'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080311 Firefox/');
$data = curl_exec($ch);
return $data;
$github_data = json_decode(curl_get_contents('https://api.github.com/users/your-user-name'), true);
$github_followers_count = $github_data['followers'];
echo $github_followers_count;



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This article was based on the work of Jimbo and Meenakshi Sundaram R

PHP Twitter Followers Count script (v1.1 API)

Php Twitter Followers Count

The following PHP Twitter Followers Count script is using the new v1.1 Twitter API.



Recently, Twitter have changed their API and v1.0 is obselete. The new API requires OAuth. I’ll explain how to get your twitter followers count using PHP.


Create Application

First, you’ll need to get yourself a twitter dev account, if you haven’t done so yet.

Go here and register your app free.



Download the TwitterAPIExchange library files created by J7mbo into your application.

you can git clone https://github.com/J7mbo/twitter-api-php.

I recommend the git method as you can git pull later to recieve updated.


Get Followers Count

Insert your OATH and Consumer Access-Token & Access-Token secret the the following code. Also, change the $getfield screen name to yours.

Now combine everything to make it work


/** Set access tokens here - see: https://dev.twitter.com/apps/ **/
$settings = array(
'oauth_access_token' => "YOUR_OAUTH_ACCESS_TOKEN",
'oauth_access_token_secret' => "YOUR_OAUTH_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET",
'consumer_key' => "YOUR_CONSUMER_KEY",
'consumer_secret' => "YOUR_CONSUMER_SECRET"

$ta_url = 'https://api.twitter.com/1.1/statuses/user_timeline.json';
$getfield = '?screen_name=replace_me;
$requestMethod = '
$twitter = new TwitterAPIExchange($settings);
->buildOauth($ta_url, $requestMethod)
$data = json_decode($follow_count, true);
echo $followers_count;



I’ve placed the entire twitter-api-php folder inside my project. you can extract the files also, but make sure to require_once() from the correct path.


if you’ve placed it inside the folder, or

require_once(‘TwitterAPIExchange.php’); if you extracted the files to the same folder as your script.


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This article was based on the work of Jimbo and Meenakshi Sundaram R

CodeLobster Handy Code Tools Review – Free portable IDE for PHP/HTML/CSS/JavaScript development


Excited today, I’m going to try a new IDE for Windows: CodeLobster PHP Edition 4.5.1.

With almost 30 years experience in development, from the age of Commodore & QBasic to today’s VS, Eclipse, NetBeans, Vi, etc….  I’ve used them all to create some code (even  NotePad). Sometimes, I am using more then one editor at once!


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Fix WordPress Plugin HTML5 Swiffy Insert

Google Swiffy

Swiffy is a web-based tool developed by Google that converts SWF files to HTML5.
Its main goal is to display Flash contents on devices that do not support Flash, such as iPhone, iPad, and Android Tablets.

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HTML Secrets – Web Application Architecture Design Tips


Whatever site or web application you’re working on, you probrably going to use HTML.

These are the tips I’ve learned over time:

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The BEST Tools for your website


In each new project, choosing the right tools is the first step to success. It can be said that most tasks could be accomplished using most tools, but with cons/pros over the others.
Should I use PHP? ASP.NET? CMS? WORDPRESS? JOOMLA? MVC? ZEND? SYMPHONY? so many names and frameworks, one usally returns to what he best knows.

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