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Coding forum FAQ + Bookmarked threads
Following are a few bookmarked links to the most common questions on this forum.
- How to avoid PHP handling errors : generated by the functions, Why is the @ symbol used?, What is the difference between functionname() and @functionname().
- Resizing Images
- Pagination (alternative, alternative 2): Span pages like - Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, .... or 1-10, 11-20, 21-30, ...
- Alternating Row Colors : How to have alternating row colors in a table
- Clickable Ordering : Sorting the rows in Ascending or Descending order by any field just thru a single click.
- Register Globals : Let the script behave as if register_globals is on even if it is off.
- Writing numbers with decimal places, e.g., 4.5 as 4.50; it's called number_format, people.
- My variables don't work when I 'write $them like this'. No, they don't. If you want variables inside strings to work like variables the strings need to be "double-quoted". Info can be found here, here, here, here, and most importantly here.
- A parse error about some kind of "unexpected $end" on the very last line of the file? You're probably missing a closing brace. If you're not (have you checked?), that thread suggests some other possibilities. But a missing "}" is the most likely cause.
- GD Lib is messing up the colours of my images!
- cron: It's for running programs at regular intervals. You can use it for your scripts, too. (Windows has a task scheduler.)
- Bunkermaster's Debugging 101 thread in the Echo Lounge.
- planetsim's sister thread to this one.
- planetsim has also compiled a list of tutorial links.
- PHP Manual
- www.php.net/links. Professional associations, link catalogues, FAQs, script libraries, developers' articles, tutorials, magazines, accelerators/encoders/compilers, editors, hosting, job listings.... you still here?
- Paul Hudson's Practical PHP Programming
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<input type="text" value="FOO!" /> and then <input type="submit" value="SUBMIT!" />
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3 | jbloggs |8fc42c6ddf9966db3b09e84365034357
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- Please use these, as they make code much easier to read!
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Last edited by Weedpacket; 10-27-2011 at 08:07 PM.
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Keep sending suggestions folks!!!
Missing in Action
You could throw some links up there to the MySQL manual and MySQL reserved words page
Yeah...I should probably provide the links...[/edit]
Last edited by LordShryku; 11-01-2003 at 01:29 AM.
wondering about the '&' sign? check this post out.
Hi...i'm new at this PHP thing and i'm not sure how to code things and how the code thing works....where do the codes go? i'm an administrator on a website...where am I supposed to put the codes? I'd greatly appreciate it if you can help me out..
Codes start with either <?php or <? depending upon your PHP setup. The first is the global way, the second is an alternative (called "short tags") and isn't guaranteed to be enabled on every server.
The ending tag is ?> (note no PHP) and delimits that the PHP parser should stop parsing at that point.
You can chunk code like:
and the parser would do all the code.
// This is the first chunk
<!-- Some HTML code would be in here -->
/// This is the second chunk
With PHP, each line is ended with a semicolon (. If you don't end your line with it, you get a parse error, then you have to go find where you missed it.
You can of course read all this and more in the manual (linked above).
and maybe start from this page:
rather than start a whole new thread, whats the usage of the arrow for? $var->something;
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$var is an object in PHP and the arrow "->" is something like the function/child of that object.
I registered but none of my posts will appear
Last edited by willg; 11-13-2007 at 01:11 PM.
Yes, possibly because your posts are moderated for whatever reason (content, links, whatever) and is waiting on a Mod to approve your posts. I've approved your posts. Next time, if your post doesn't show up immediately, you don't need to repost, just wait for a few hours. If it still doesn't show up, just wait longer.
Also use latest php
We should also put out a message telling users to move to PHP5.
Or have a message to all developers as "Recommended to use PHP 5.2 or later"
We had just such a notice posted throughout the second half of last year.
Originally Posted by php-web
PHP 4 IS NO LONGER BEING SUPPORTED!!
UPGRADE PHP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
PHP has announced that PHP 4 will no longer be supported beginning January 1, 2008. They ask people to start migrating over to PHP 5 now.
Critical security releases for PHP 4.4 will be released on a case-by-case basis
Originally Posted by PHP
PHP 4.4.9 is the FINAL
version of PHP. According to some, the Suhosin
project will continue to release security updates for the 4.4 branch; however, PHP 4.x is no longer supported by the PHP group. Suhosin is a 3rd-party development project. It is highly recommended you upgrade.
High Energy Magic Dept.
There's even a web site dedicated just to encouraging the upgrade: GoPHP5.org
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Glad to see my sticky could be made useful
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