Get Twitter images by hashtag in php

Hello, how can I get twitter images by hashtag using php?

Thanks!
LVL 1
ivanblueAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
Ray PaseurConnect With a Mentor Commented:
This feels to me like a bit of a "hack" and there may be a Twitter API that would be a better and more stable choice, but it will at least get the image.  The name of the image file can be located near line 420 in the "view source" of the Twitter web page.  It looks like this:
          <div class="stream-media-grid-items media-grid">
    <span data-status-id="439126301949952000"
  data-url="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhgXC4fCAAAXmJ4.jpg:thumb"
  data-resolved-url-thumb="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhgXC4fCAAAXmJ4.jpg:thumb"
  data-resolved-url-small="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhgXC4fCAAAXmJ4.jpg"
  data-resolved-url-large="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhgXC4fCAAAXmJ4.jpg:large"

Open in new window

The script I tested is at this URL:
http://www.iconoun.com/demo/temp_ivanblue.php

<?php // demo/temp_ivanblue.php
error_reporting(E_ALL);


// SEE http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_28376343.html


// URL OF THE RESOURCE:
$url = 'https://twitter.com/search?q=%23quehagopormetallica&src=typd&mode=photos';
$htm = my_curl($url);

// ACTIVATE THIS TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING
// echo '<pre>';
// echo htmlentities($htm);

// PARSE THE HTML DOCUMENT TO FIND THE IMAGE URL
$sig = 'data-resolved-url-small="';
$arr = explode($sig, $htm);
$arr = explode('"', $arr[1]);
$url = $arr[0];

// READ THE IMAGE FILE AND SEND IT TO THE BROWSER
$img = file_get_contents($url);
header('Content-Type: image/jpeg');
echo $img;

// A FUNCTION TO RUN A CURL-GET CLIENT CALL TO A FOREIGN SERVER
function my_curl
( $url
, $timeout=5
, $error_report=TRUE
)
{
    $curl = curl_init();

    // HEADERS AND OPTIONS APPEAR TO BE A FIREFOX BROWSER REFERRED BY GOOGLE
    $header[] = "Accept: text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/plain;q=0.8,image/png,*/*;q=0.5";
    $header[] = "Cache-Control: max-age=0";
    $header[] = "Connection: keep-alive";
    $header[] = "Keep-Alive: 300";
    $header[] = "Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7";
    $header[] = "Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5";
    $header[] = "Pragma: "; // BROWSERS USUALLY LEAVE THIS BLANK

    // SET THE CURL OPTIONS - SEE http://php.net/manual/en/function.curl-setopt.php
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_URL,            $url  );
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_USERAGENT,      'Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:22.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/22.0'  );
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER,     $header  );
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_REFERER,        'http://www.google.com'  );
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_ENCODING,       'gzip,deflate'  );
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_AUTOREFERER,    TRUE  );
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE  );
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, TRUE  );
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT,        $timeout  );

    // RUN THE CURL REQUEST AND GET THE RESULTS
    $htm = curl_exec($curl);

    // ON FAILURE HANDLE ERROR MESSAGE
    if ($htm === FALSE)
    {
        if ($error_report)
        {
            $err = curl_errno($curl);
            $inf = curl_getinfo($curl);
            echo "CURL FAIL: $url TIMEOUT=$timeout, CURL_ERRNO=$err";
            var_dump($inf);
        }
        curl_close($curl);
        return FALSE;
    }

    // ON SUCCESS RETURN XML / HTML STRING
    curl_close($curl);
    return $htm;
}

Open in new window

HTH, ~Ray
0
 
Ray PaseurCommented:
Can you get these manually?  If so, please post a link or similar so we can see how you're able to access the information.
0
 
ivanblueAuthor Commented:
Yes, this is how:

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23quehagopormetallica&src=typd&mode=photos

Open in new window


Thanks.
0
 
Ray PaseurCommented:
Thanks for the points and thanks for using EE, ~Ray
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.