Category: Web Dev

Fast way to set up a form with PHPMailer and Ajax

PHPMailer is a popular library for sending emails as the project of the title suggests. In GitHub, the readme file has a nice example of a basic setup, but today I’ll give you a similar simple example using jQuery, Swal( Sweet alert ).

So first this is the PHP script that should respond to an ajax request (for example a file named smail.php):

// Import PHPMailer classes into the global namespace
// These must be at the top of your script, not inside a function
use PHPMailer\PHPMailer\PHPMailer;
use PHPMailer\PHPMailer\Exception;

//Load composer's autoloader
require 'vendor/autoload.php';

function isValidEmail($email){
    return filter_var($email, FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL) !== false;

	$name = htmlspecialchars($_POST["name"]);
	$email = htmlspecialchars($_POST["email"]);
	$msg =  htmlspecialchars($_POST["message"]);
	$recap = htmlspecialchars($_POST["g-recaptcha-response"]);
	$gcapSecret = 'YOUR RECAPTCHA2 SECRET';

if( !empty($name
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PHP Class for modifying old HTML static copies / mirrors

Ok you made a static mirror(maybe with HTTrack, maybe with something else) and you still want to host it somewhere, but you also want to make a change to all the static pages without modifying each and every one of the files. In that case, you need to load that file using a script that reads the file at the time of loading then makes the changes you want and after that displays it. Sound simple enough so I made a PHP class that does just that and I even wrote 2 flavors of the script to work on an ancient PHP version( and by ancient I mean around 2010 5.3.x). View full article