Update Facebook Status with PHP – Most Simple Script!

It would be so nice for a web developer if she could allow the users to let them update their Facebbok status from her website only. This tutorial helps you develop the similar script. It shopew how to update the facebook status using PHP from your website. Just checkout the live demo…
Tutorial borrowed from dave-earley.com

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PHP Code

if (empty($_POST['username']) || empty($_POST['password']) || empty($_POST['status']))
echo 'Please fill in all fields.';

if (isset($_POST['username']))
$status = $_POST['status'];
$username = $_POST['username'];
$password = $_POST['password'];
//Used for debugging.
//echo '<br />'.$status.'<br />'.$username.'<br />'.$password.'<br />';
post_to_facebook($status, $username, $password);
function post_to_facebook($status, $login_email, $login_pass)
//CURL stuff
//This executes the login procedure
$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, 'https://login.facebook.com/login.php?m&next=http%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fhome.php');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, 'email=' . urlencode($login_email) . '&pass=' . urlencode($login_pass) . '&login=' . urlencode("Log in"));
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);
//curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR, "my_cookies.txt");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE, "my_cookies.txt");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
//make sure you put a popular web browser here (signature for your web browser can be retrieved with 'echo $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'];'
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009070611 Firefox/3.0.12");
//This executes the status update
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 0);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, 'http://m.facebook.com/home.php');
$post_it = curl_exec($ch);
if ($post_it)
//echo curl_errno($ch) . '-' . curl_error($ch);
echo "<div class='msg'>Status Appears To Be Updated.</div>";
echo "<div class='msg'>Status Update Seems To Have Failed.</div>";
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
//this gets the post_form_id value
preg_match("/input type="hidden" name="post_form_id" value="(.*?)"/", $post_it, $form_id);
//we'll also need the exact name of the form processor page
preg_match("/form action="(.*?)"/", $post_it, $form_num);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, 'post_form_id=' . $form_id[1] . '&status=' . urlencode($status) . '&update=' . urlencode("Update status"));
//set url to form processor page
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, 'http://m.facebook.com' . $form_num[1]);
//close the connection
<form method="post" action="index.php">
<label>Status : </label><textarea name="status" class="status"></textarea><br><br>
<label>Username : </label><input type="text" name="username"><br><br>
<label>Password : </label><input type="password" name="password"><br><br>
<div style="background-color:#ffcccc;" ><p style="color:#FF0000; font-size:10px;">Your login details are not stored! Feel safe.</p></div>
<input type="submit" value="Update" id="button">

CSS Code

body{font-family:'Lucida Grande', Verdana, sans-serif;; font-size:14px; color:#666666; width:500px;}
div.msg{background:#FFFFCC; margin-bottom:10px; padding:4px;}
input{border:1px solid #2BAE9E; color:#444444; padding:3px; font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif; -moz-border-radius:6px;}
.status{border:1px solid #2BAE9E; color:#444444; padding:3px; font-family:Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif; height:40px; width:400px; -moz-border-radius:6px;}
#button{background-color:#C8F0EF; border:2px solid #2BAE9E; padding:3px; -moz-border-radius:6px; float:right; margin:5px 5px 5px 5px;}

Written by Arvind Bhardwaj

Arvind is a certified Magento 2 expert with more than 10 years of industry-wide experience.

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