How to Send SMS Notifications to Readers When New WordPress Posts are Published

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Make sure your subscribers see every post by offering instant SMS notifications when you publish new blog posts in WordPress. At the end of this project, you will have a custom WordPress Plugin that allows: 1. WordPress users to have a “Mobile Phone” field in their profile to sign up for notifications 2. posts to automatically send a notification message to every subscriber who signs up… Read More

Google Spreadsheets and PHP

Have you ever needed to pull some data from a Google Spreadsheet? My default in the past would be to export the data and upload it to the app directly, but it turns out it’s not very difficult to read directly from Google Spreadsheets using the Google Drive API. In this tutorial, we’ll read, write, update, and delete data from a Google Spreadsheet with just a few lines of… Read More

How to Build Your First Slack Bot in 5 Minutes using PHP

So you want to build a Slack bot using PHP? You’re in the right place. This blog post will walk you through building your first Slack bot using PHP in 5 minutes. The clock is ticking, let’s get started. Creating Our Bot Before we write any code, we need to configure our Slack bot within our Slack team. Head over to https://[yourslackteam].slack.com/apps/build/custom-integration and then click “Bots”…. Read More

Holonumber Saves Deals, Goes Mobile With Twilio

Time kills all deals, but so do faulty VoIP connections.   “Every damn time! Every time we were closing the deal, we’d have some interruption or the connection would break down or lag. By the time they’d call back, the customer changed their mind.” says Costin Miu   Costin previously used Skype to manage sales calls for his e-commerce website. But, when he wasn’t near his… Read More

Next Generation PHP Helper Library Release

Today, we are pleased to announce the general availability of our next generation PHP helper library. The library gives you new functionality and takes advantage of modern PHP language features. We’ve rebuilt it from the ground up based on the developer feedback we received from you. What’s new Earlier this year we introduced the new Twilio Helper Libraries and provided some insights into Twilio’s effort to… Read More

A Simple Way to Receive an SMS with PHP and Twilio

In this tutorial we’ll receive and reply to a text message in PHP. If you’re the type who likes to skip to the punchline, create a file named message.php and paste in this code:

To learn more about how this works, watch this one minute video, or just keep reading. Twilio’s HTTP Request When someone texts your Twilio number, Twilio makes an HTTP request to your app. Your app parses… Read More

Send SMS with PHP and Twilio in 60 seconds

It takes just a few lines of code and even fewer minutes to send your first text message with PHP and Twilio. Here’s how: Sign up for a free Twilio account and buy a phone number. Install the PHP helper library with Composer: composer require twilio/sdk:4.* then put   require "vendor/autoload.php'; at the top of your file. Find your account SID and auth token in your console dashboard, and your phone number… Read More

How to Validate Phone Numbers in PHP with the Twilio Lookup API

Twilio Lookup is a phonebook REST API that you can use to check whether a number exists, format international numbers to local standards, determine whether a phone can receive text messages, and even discover information about the carrier associated with that phone number. In this post, we’re going to learn how to deal with valid and invalid numbers using the Twilio PHP library. Whether you need to… Read More

Exchange Solutions Builds An IVR Platform For Personal Customer Support, Runs 660k Calls In 10 Days

A few national retailers are all vying for a limited pool of customers. The pressure to set themselves apart from their competitors is higher than ever. The only way to do that is by giving customers a fantastic experience. One leading national retailer wanted to level up their customer loyalty program, replacing the old program and offering phone support for the new program. They enlisted the… Read More