Update your Twitter status using PHP

Twitter is an awesome service! I use it on a daily basis and have grown addicted to it. Posting to twitter VIA an application is something that I’m sure you’ll need to do at some point. Using this simple little script below, you can post updates to twitter accounts fairly easily. Don’t forget to add your username, password and message below.

twitter.com_status

<?php
function tweetThis($strUsername = '', $strPassword = '', $strMessage = '') {
 if (function_exists('curl_init')) { 
 $twitterUsername = trim($strUsername);
 $twitterPassword = trim($strPassword);
if (strlen($strMessage) > 140) {
 $strMessage = substr($strMessage, 0, 140);
 }
$twitterStatus = htmlentities(trim(strip_tags($strMessage)));
if (!empty($twitterUsername) && !empty($twitterPassword) && !empty($twitterStatus)) {
 $strTweetUrl = 'http://www.twitter.com/statuses/update.xml';
$objCurlHandle = curl_init();
 curl_setopt($objCurlHandle, CURLOPT_URL, "$strTweetUrl");
 curl_setopt($objCurlHandle, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, 2);
 curl_setopt($objCurlHandle, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
 curl_setopt($objCurlHandle, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
 curl_setopt($objCurlHandle, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, "status=$twitterStatus");
 curl_setopt($objCurlHandle, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "$twitterUsername:$twitterPassword");
$result = curl_exec($objCurlHandle);
 $arrResult = curl_getinfo($objCurlHandle);
if ($arrResult['http_code'] == 200) {
 echo 'Your Tweet has been posted';
 } else {
 echo 'Could not post your Tweet to Twitter.';
 }
 curl_close($objCurlHandle);
 } else {
 echo('Missing required information to submit your Tweet.');
 }
 } else {
 echo('Curl Extension is not installed.');
 }
}
?>

Now call this method to send your tweet!

<?php
    // Send a Tweet to your Twitter account.
    tweetThis('my_user_name''my_password''my_tweet_message');
?>
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