regular expressions

A regular expression, regex or regexp (sometimes called a rational expression) is, in theoretical computer science and formal language theory, a sequence of characters that define a search pattern.

Highlight text for search results in PHP

Useful code to highlight text occurences in search results or in a text. How to highlight text in a string…

September 2, 2016

How to add rel=”nofollow” to links with preg_replace()

Adding rel="nofollow" to external link is a good SEO practice.

September 22, 2015

Block junk emails, spammers and temporary emails

If you need an Email Validator Function, consider this version that includes also the check against common temporary mail services…

December 3, 2013

How many times a web link has been shared on Twitter

Twitter share button and Facebook share button are the most used buttons to share links on Internet. You can read…

October 19, 2012

get MySpace events with a PHP function

Here is a function to read the concerts for a myspace band page. This code retrieves the “shows page” for…

February 21, 2011

Php Function to resize video from YouTube and Vimeo

When you make a web application that let the user insert video embeds coming from YouTube or from Vimeo, or…

October 6, 2010

Parsing Flickr Feed with PHP tutorial

I’ve spent about 30 minutes to find a javascript embed to print out a custom thumbs list of flickr photos,…

May 30, 2010

PHP parse url, mailto, and also twitter’s usernames and arguments

This small function receive a text as input and returns an html text with links if the source text contains…

March 10, 2010

PHP to get twitter infos and avatar

I’ve just updated the Mini Bot Php Class with an improved version of the twitterInfo function, here is the code…

March 1, 2010

ASP equivalent to PHP strip_tags

I’ve found those functions around in the internet and I put them here just to remind how to strip tags…

February 9, 2010