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Need a php script to publish to facebook

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Hello, I have been reading and reading the facebook api docs, but man I just want to post to my facebook wall from a form on the back end of my site... any one have a script handy?  Thanks for the help...

Jeremy
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Just a sidebar note - my colleagues, some of whom are pretty well wired into the PHP community, have indicated that the interfaces and documentation are not (how shall we say this) flawless, so be prepared for surprises along the way.  Best of luck, ~Ray
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by:jeremyBass26
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@RQuadling I'm sorry I should have stated that the Facebook docs I have been pouring thru were the wiki you point out... but, @Ray_Paseur, like you say, those docs are far from flawless.  I'd almost measure in miles how unhelpful they have been so far lol... just a little fun is the discussion for the page

http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Talk:PHP

One thing is for sure the, twitter docs are super easy and better to work with... sigh.... Well hopefully I'll get it sorted soon, or someone pops up with that basic how-to...
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by:jeremyBass26
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talk about a surprise...

If youre a business you can't get an api key unless you have a profile.  If youre a business you cant have a profile. rise repete...

So with that you can't do any of the apps as a business.  "If you create a profile for your business, your account may be disabled for violating our Terms of Use."

What is with that... I don't know what to do here..  I DONT want to have the business I work for and all the business clients tied to my personal account.

Does any one here know what to do?  This is sad to work with twitter it's so much more, well normal... I popped this test script out in 5-10 mins (below)...

/me hit's head on wall...

thanks for the/any help

Jeremy
function postToTwitter($username,$password,$message){
 
    $host = "http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml?status=".urlencode(stripslashes(urldecode($message)));
 
    $ch = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $host);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_VERBOSE, 1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "$username:$password");
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION, CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
 
    $result = curl_exec($ch);
    // Look at the returned header
    $resultArray = curl_getinfo($ch);
 
    curl_close($ch);
 
    if($resultArray['http_code'] == "200"){
         $twitter_status='Your message has been sended! <a href="http://twitter.com/'.$username.'">See your profile</a>';
    } else {
         $twitter_status="Error posting to Twitter. Retry";
    }
	return $twitter_status;
}
 
$twitter_username ='digitalbarn';
$twitter_psw ='XXXXXXXXXXXX';
/* ---------------------------------------- */
 
/* Don't change the code belove
/* ---------------------------------------- */
//require('twitterAPI.php');
if(isset($_POST['twitter_msg'])){
	$twitter_message=$_POST['twitter_msg'];
	if(strlen($twitter_message)<1){
		 $error=1; 
	} else {
	 	$twitter_status=postToTwitter($twitter_username, $twitter_psw, $twitter_message); 
	}
}
 
 
 
 
if(isset($_POST['twitter_msg']) && !isset($error)){
echo '<div class="msg">'.$twitter_status.'</div>';
} else if(isset($error)){
echo '<div class="msg">Error: please insert a message!</div>';
}
echo'<p><strong>What are you doing?</strong></p>
<form action="'.$urls.'" method="post">
<input name="twitter_msg" type="text" id="twitter_msg" size="40" maxlength="140"/>
<input type="submit" name="button" id="button" value="post" />
</form>';

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by:jeremyBass26
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Ok.. so I'm seeing that face book sucks big time from a dev point of view... and is only half assing it on business end of things... but there is no way to do the basic function that I show in the twitter example.. and do to that, I'd think that my question will not be solved in the way I was hoping... being that... What do you two want to do about the points here... I'll solve it out and split the points if you two are cool with that so it doesn't just sit here...

Thanks for the help...
Jeremy
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by:jeremyBass26
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Hey I just got rid of it.. thanks for the words... Cheers
Jeremy
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by:Ray Paseur
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Yeah, Twitter is a lot better for developer interface than FB.  Here is my Twitter class.  Best to all, ~Ray
<?php // class_Twitter.php - NPC TWITTER AUTO-FEED
error_reporting(E_ALL);
 
//
// SEND AN AUTOMATED TWEET
// USAGE EXAMPLE
// require_once('class_Twitter.php');
// $text = 'Hello World';
// $t = new Twitter;
// $t->tweet($text);
// unset ($t);
//
 
// DO NOT RUN THIS SCRIPT STANDALONE (HAS PASSWORD)
if (count(get_included_files()) < 2) { header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently"); header("Location: /"); exit; }
 
class Twitter
{
    private $ch;
    private $you  = "You@Your.org";
    private $user;
    private $pass;
    private $test;
    private $host = "http://twitter.com/";
    private $done; // ALREADY TWEETED?
    public  $res;
 
    public function __construct()
    {
        $this->done = FALSE; // DEFAULT - NOT ALREADY TWEETED
        $this->test = FALSE;
        $this->user = "Twitter_User_Name";
        $this->pass = "Twitter_User_Password";
        $this->ch   = curl_init();
        curl_setopt($this->ch, CURLOPT_VERBOSE, 1);
        curl_setopt($this->ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
        curl_setopt($this->ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "$this->user:$this->pass");
        curl_setopt($this->ch, CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION, CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1);
        curl_setopt($this->ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
    }
 
    public function __destruct()
    {
        curl_close($this->ch);
    }
 
    public function test()
    {
        $this->test = TRUE;
    }
 
    private function already_tweeted($message)
    {
        $msg = trim($message);
        $dat = date('Y-m-d');
        $md5 = md5($msg . $dat);
        $msg = mysql_real_escape_string($msg);
        $sql = "SELECT id FROM twitterLog WHERE thash = \"$md5\" ORDER BY id DESC LIMIT 1";
        $res = mysql_query($sql);
        if (!$res) die(mysql_error());
        $num = mysql_num_rows($res);
        if ($num) return TRUE;
        $sql = "INSERT INTO twitterLog (tdate, thash, tweet) VALUES ( \"$dat\", \"$md5\", \"$msg\" )";
        $res = mysql_query($sql);
        if (!$res) die(mysql_error());
        return FALSE;
    }
 
    public function tweet($message)
    {
        if(strlen($message) < 1) return FALSE;
        if ($this->already_tweeted($message)) $this->done = TRUE;
 
        if ($this->test)
        {
            $msg = '';
            if ($this->done) $msg .= "ALREADY DONE ";
            $msg .= "TWEET: $message";
            mail($this->you, 'What We Could Have Tweeted', $msg);
            return TRUE;
        }
 
        if ($this->done) return TRUE;
 
        $this->host .= "statuses/update.xml?status=". urlencode(stripslashes(urldecode($message)));
        curl_setopt($this->ch, CURLOPT_URL, $this->host);
        $xxx       = curl_exec($this->ch);
        $this->res = curl_getinfo($this->ch);
        if ($this->res['http_code'] == 0)   return TRUE;
        if ($this->res['http_code'] == 200) return TRUE;
        return FALSE;
    }
}
?>

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