Creating Vanity URLs in PHP and MySQL: Query String Variables

Vanity URLs can be extremely useful, especially in offline marketing materials. I covered two techniques for creating vanity URLs in PHP in earlier posts: using a subfolder with a header redirect and using rewrite rules in Apache. After publishing those two posts, someone …Continue reading

How to parse XML with PHP5

Feeds are streams of content that people can use to share pieces of information across websites. PHP5’s simpleXML functions dramatically simplify the process of interpreting the feeds into something useful for your web pages.

PHP Password Hashing Tutorial

In this 8-minute video tutorial on PHP Password Hashing, you’ll learn how to improve your authentication code by taking passwords out of cleartext. This video is from Think Vitamin Membership, a high-quality video training site, curated by us at Carsonified and Think Vitamin, …Continue reading