On this page, you can find many neat tips and tricks to look up information about PHP functions and language constructs. Send your suggestions for tips to the webmasters.
This is the complete php manual including user notes that works 100% OFFLINE. It allows for searching, and quick access by using the Omnibox Feature. To use the omnibox type > Ctlr+T > Type "OP" > Press (Tab) > Enter the function name
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PHPDevBar is an addon for Firefox. This toolbar uses the official documentation from PhD and quickly retrieves method and function definitions. You can also use it to search in PHP Web sites.
Besides that, PHP Developer Toolbar has a huge list of user groups and server and client tools/links.
The addon also contains
PHPClassGen, which allows you to easily generate
a class and its HTML Form just by filling out a form.
The Firefox addon is available at https://addons.mozilla.org/pt-BR/firefox/addon/php-developer-toolbar/. See the projects website for more details at http://phpdevbar.org
Rust right-click (control-click or click-and-hold for Macintosh users) on this link: PHP Quick Reference and add it to your bookmarks. With some browsers, you may need to edit your bookmarks manually to give the bookmark an easy-to-remember title.
If you want the bookmark toolbar to appear simply press Ctrl+B.
In Opera, go to Tools --> Preferences, and then click on the Search tab. You should "Add a new search engine" and fill in the appropriate fields. My choices are below.
You have to check "Use POST" to be able to type in a query string.
From then on (click OK twice to close the windows) you should be able to search the function list by typing "p function" in the address bar (or use the search dropdown menu). You can change "quickref" to "all" if you want to search all php.net sites, or "manual" for the online documentation.
There are some options for Apple Dashboard users:
You can point your search engine setting to a local script on your own webserver, and set up a PHP script to allow you to use shortcuts provided by other browsers. See the detailed explanation at MacOSXHints.com.
The WeberDev Toolbar provides direct search functions to the PHP function list and the bug database, right from a browser toolbar.
BBEdit users can put this little AppleScript into the Scripts folder of BBEdit to look up functions on the PHP website as they type. This will probably work in other AppleScript supporting text editors too, with small modifications. The script uses the current selection, or prompts for a function name, and uses the default browser to show the page at php.net.
tell application "BBEdit" set fu to selection of window 1 as string if fu = "" then set fu to text returned of (display dialog "PHP Function:" default answer "") end if if fu is not "" then set target_URL to "http://prototype.php.net/" & fu open location target_URL end if end tell
Open the Preferences dialog box, select Searches and then Internet Sites. Click New, add "PHP Quick Reference" as the Title, and "http://prototype.php.net/" as the URL. If you add a letter in the Key column (eg. "p") you can search using the address bar with that letter (eg. "p str_replace"). Otherwise, use Edit → Find (Cmd-F) and select "On the Internet" under Find and choose "PHP Quick Reference" as the search site.
Just right-click on this link: PHP Quick Reference and add it to your bookmarks. Using this bookmark you can directly get to the documentation page of any function you have selected the name of on the page, or if there is no selection, you are prompted for a string to look for.
In KDE 3.0, the PHP quicksearch is preconfigured, so you can type "php:mail" in Konqueror to get the mail() function's manual page.
Now you can search for PHP functions by typing into the URL well. For instance, php mysql or php strstr.
Add this stuff to search.ini in your Opera directory.
I replaced one of the existing search engine entries (number 4 in this case), but there are tools around that allow you to fully manage the search features of Opera.
After adding, saving and restarting Opera, I can access the PHP function list by typing 'p is_dir' in the address bar of any Opera window.
[Search Engine 4] Name=PHP URL=http://prototype.php.net/Query= Key=p Is post=0 Has endseparator=0 Encoding=utf-8 Search Type=0
With KDE 2.1, it is possible to configure the Konqueror web browser to recognize quick reference URIs, for example: "php:mysql_connect".
Just open the Konqueror menu "Settings → Configure Konqueror", select the tab "Enhanced Browsing", check "Enable Web Shortcuts".
Then click on "Add..." and fill the dialog:
Just right-click (control-click or click-and-hold for Macintosh users) on this link: PHP Quick Reference and add it to your bookmarks. With some browsers, you may need to edit your bookmarks manually to give the bookmark an easy-to-remember title.
Quick access to PHP documentation and site search for all Mozilla (including Firebird) and Netscape 6/7 users:
Further to the example above for Windows/IE users, here's something Linux folks can do:
#!/bin/sh /usr/bin/netscape http://prototype.php.net/$1
Here's another search option for Linux users who use Gnome. This is a macro for gnome's mini-commander panel applet (modified from the Yahoo search that comes with the applet):
gnome-moz-remote --newwin http://prototype.php.net/$(echo
'\1'|sed -e ': p;s/+/%2B/;t p;: s;s/\ /+/;t s;: q;s/\"/%22/;t q')