Geolocate your visitors with PHP (part 2)

In the first part of this series I showed how you could get the country of a visitor via his IP address. Now with this precious information, I’ll show you how to map the visitor visually on the world map using Google Maps. You must sign up for a Google Maps API key if you don’t already have one. … Continue reading Geolocate your visitors with PHP (part 2)

SEO friendly URL in PHP

When I started implementing mod_rewrite in websites I had a problem in PHP as how to make a SEO friendly URL. All tutorials were geared towards how to implement mod_rewrite, about modifying .htaccess files, but none treated how to make the urls friendly with dynamic content. For example I have a news section which are pulled from the database, … Continue reading SEO friendly URL in PHP

Geolocate your visitors with PHP (part 1)

In this short post, I’ll show you how to geolocate your visitors with PHP. First of all let’s have a look at what you’ll need : PEAR GeoIP MaxMind GeoLite Country Installing PEAR GeoIP Using your console or using the command prompt type : pear install http://download.pear.php.net/package/Net_GeoIP-1.0.0RC1.tgz If you used our 70% off coupon for Bluehost … Continue reading Geolocate your visitors with PHP (part 1)

10 starting signs of a good web developer (php version)

Nowadays many people call themselves PHP programmers / web developers as soon as they know a bit of Frontpage or using Dreamweaver to generate the code for them. But are they really good web developers? Here’s my top 10 characteristics of good web developers, feel free to comment. 1. Ability to hand code Instead of … Continue reading 10 starting signs of a good web developer (php version)