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simplePHP Class

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simplePHP is a simple php class that speeds up the process of creating an application by providing a set of useful functions. It comes with over 25 commonly used functions which are all very simple to use and to customize. Plus, I promise that I will keep adding functions at each update. If you have any suggestion, let me know :)

Live Demo of Functions

List of Functions

  • Basic Functions
    1. Cleans Text – Remove potentially dangerous tags
    2. Generates Clean URL – Perfect for search engines
    3. Truncates Text
    4. Validates Email – Spam Protection
    5. Validates Username
    6. Generates Random Password – Stronger Passwords
    7. Encodes Password
    8. Converts Date/Time to Time ago format – More User-Friendly
    9. Formats Date
    10. Formats Numbers
    11. Formats Price
    12. Converts BBcode to HTML – Let your users express themselves
    13. Gets File Extension
    14. Generates Thumbnail
    15. Shortens URL
      • tinyurl
    16. Unshortens URL
    17. Resize and Upload an Image
    18. Social Count New – Get number of shares or tweets with only one line of code.
  • Notification Functions
    1. Sets Notification Message & Display it to users
    2. 4 CSS Styles included (Error, Success, Notice, Warning) and can easily add a custom style.
  • Grabs Video from URL
    1. Youtube: Convert Links to Videos – Perfect for media sites
      • Can change width, height and theme
    2. Vimeo: Convert Links to Videos
      • Can change width and height
    3. Automatically replaces Youtube or Vimeo Link by a Video
  • Navigation
    1. Generates a Beautiful and Complete Pagination – Pagination Simplified
    2. CSS3 Pagination Style Included
  • Commenting System
    1. Generates Facebook Social Plugin – Allow Facebook users to easily comment
      • Can Customize Width (can also make it responsive), number of posts and theme
    2. Generates Disqus Comments System – A complete system with ratings and notifications


It is very easy to use this class. Simply include the class, instantiate it and then call the function you would like to use.
 <?php require_once("General.class.php"); $example = new General; echo $example->clean("This text");?> 

Change Log

 v2.1 (17/01/2013) - - Social Count Function Added - Truncate Function Updated - Many Other Functions Improved v2.0 (24/10/2012) - URL unshortening Function Added - Upload Function Added - Price Format Function Added - URL Shortening Function Updated - Overall Improvement v1.1 (9/10/2012) - URL shortening function added ( and tinyurl) - Thumbnail Generation Function Added 


- Latest version of PHP is strongly recommended
- cURL and file_get_contents() Enabled

Documentation & Support

Documentation includes lots of examples and step by step explanation. Support will be given via my support forum and/or via email. Also don’t forget to follow me and to rate this awesome class :)

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8 October 12

Last Update:
9 April 14

Compatible Browsers:
IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome

Files Included:

Software Version:
PHP 5.x, PHP 5.0 - 5.2, PHP 5.3


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