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function causing slow load time

i had this function matching a uid using a binary select query. The sites were loading in about 8 full seconds according to my load timer, sometimes up to 12 seconds! So this was running on old site ..

2:46 am, April 13, 2023
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show views list function

list items by the view count

10:52 pm, April 12, 2023
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list page links function list_page_links

list top number of page links from selected table test run time on db of 4k items.  select * from pages where publish = 'publish' order by insdate desc limit 10 10 rows (0.005 s)

10:48 pm, April 12, 2023
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Return a file extention from a string

This php function returns a file extention from a string.  I think it will only work if the string does not have any additional . in it.  I think a better way to do this function would be ..

5:45 am, April 7, 2023
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shorten string php, string length php, clip string length php

I'm pretty sure i have done this function before but i cant find it due to the keywords being wrong! Here is a function that takes a string and shortens it and adds .. to the end, with the rest of th..

2:38 am, October 3, 2022
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get file name from path name in php

returns the file name from a full url or path in php, using basename function. 

1:03 am, September 30, 2022
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imgur upload from php

function that takes an image and uploads it to imgur using a client api id, and then returns all the data. i did this one ages ago and did not make it into a function, but this version should work as..

12:45 am, September 30, 2022
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simplepie error : XML or PCRE extensions not loaded!

using simplepie it does not load the target feed, and does not display any errors. Just nothing.  if your feed is init'd with $feed check for feed errors with:        $feed ..

4:01 am, September 29, 2022
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loading a non processed item using the load_from_fields_array function

Example using the load_from_fields_array function  to load a single item where the processed value is equal to FALSE.

3:14 am, September 23, 2022
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simple file cache and check in php

just a quick cache bit of code, may need tweaking to actually work... i just added it here as i thought it was re-usable.  Also requires simple_html_dom library.

6:45 am, September 19, 2022
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loop through $_GET in php

I thought this one would be something like PHP foreach($_GET) { echo $_GET; } but actually as $_GET is an array you need to do the $key and $value loop like this PHP foreach ($_GET as $..

12:01 am, August 29, 2022
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php strip non numbers from string - remove all non-numeric characters from a string

this will remove all non alpha numeric numbers from a string. in this example it returns: 123456 from $1234.56x  

1:00 pm, August 24, 2022
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get string between other strings function php

So it turns out that i have had this issue before of finding a string in between other strings and made a function for it that i forgot about. 

5:00 am, June 24, 2022
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php validate email function

php function that can be used to validate an email address string

1:59 am, June 12, 2022
php function load as table - load_as_table

Load data and add into a table format by passing in the required fields as an array.  Example Result Live Example

1:01 am, June 10, 2022
Converting PHP to Javascript for State Extraction by numeric value Australian State Names

I cant even remember when i originally wrote this php function, but now i need to have it in javascript, should not be much change to it to get it working.  The original function takes an austra..

2:33 am, February 25, 2022
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convert a string into its html entitles using php htmlentities function

this takes a html string such as the following example and converts it into its html entities. it will take a character such as < and convert it into &lt; so that the string is not parsed as h..

8:48 am, February 19, 2022
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make a nice readable date using a timestamp string function make_nice_date

handy if you have a timestamp like this: 2022-01-10 00:12:42 and want it to look a bit nicer. like this... 12:19 am, January 10, 2022

12:12 am, January 10, 2022
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get php to validate its self with php check syntax

Did you know that php has a syntax checking function built into it? Well it does and this is how you can use it to check your php files for errors, rather than just running them and hoping for the be..

5:45 am, December 1, 2021
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Spam IP Database and delete button

The Background and Reason for the SPAM IP Database and Delete I actually wrote up half of this article and was still testing the function and lost the whole post, which will teach me for adding it st..

12:24 pm, November 22, 2021
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youtube search api request function

This function requests a search from the youtube search api, and searches the text in the snippet for the seearch string. You can get your own API key for this from the google developers console. They..

2:04 am, November 4, 2021
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list all array json function list_all_array_json

I wrote this a while ago, and i always forget the complex functions i write so ill add it here.  This loads all fields and then returns them as json. 

5:51 am, November 3, 2021
php function to remove the query string from a url

i was reusing this a few times manually and thought i would save my self a bit of time by just using the following function which returns the same full url, but removes the query string from it. ..

8:51 am, November 1, 2021
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php get file extension from a file name

this function returns the file extention, however if the file name has multiple . in it this will return a false value.

3:18 am, October 24, 2021
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php post data back to a url with a function

this function uses curl to post back data to a url, this acts like a _POST form request from within a function. Function usage: $url the url to post the data back to e.g: $url = "

3:11 am, October 24, 2021
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generate random username function in php

a function that takes several random words and creates a user name from them. This will generate a user name with between one to three words and a prefix if prefix_show is set to true. usage generat..

5:04 am, October 23, 2021
using strlen to check the length of a string and do something about it

in the following code i use the php function strlen to check the length of a string and then add an if statement to check if the string is longer or shorter than the required length. 

4:18 am, September 30, 2021
dont use md5 for password hashing using password_hash and password_verify

apparently md5 is not the best method for password hashing, you should use the php functions  password_hash(); and then  password_verify(); to verify the hash matches PHP password_hash..

5:09 am, April 7, 2021
change upper case case string to lower case (uppercase, lowercase)

this can change a lower case or any case into upper case using the str to upper php function Example

6:02 am, July 21, 2020
PHP str_replace - find and replace part of a string

basic usage for the str_replace php function str_replace ( mixed $search , mixed $replace , mixed $subject)

11:52 pm, July 8, 2019
Random string generator function in php suniqid

Here is a a smaller version of the built in php function uniqid() uses letters and numbers and specify the length of the random string.

1:13 am, July 3, 2019
using the disk free space function in php

here is a built in php function that will show the amount of free space available on your server.

1:33 am, June 7, 2019
using parse_url to extract parts of a url

Category: PHP the parse_url php function will split a url into an array of url fragments $url = ""; var_dump(parse_url($url)); parse_url example ..

6:20 am, August 31, 2018

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