Using the Facebook PHP SDK with CodeIgniter

the CodeIgniter logoMost of my small personal projects tend to get built with CodeIgniter (CI), which is a simple to use, fast, lightweight PHP5 MVC framework.

the Facebook logoFor a while now I’ve had an itch to build something fun against the Facebook API so I can start learning how Open Graph works, and as a primer to building a “proper” Facebook integrated application. I also realised I hadn’t actually tried using CodeIgniter 2.x since it was released (quite some time ago). With an abundance of free time this weekend it seemed like the perfect time to get hacking!

Before I could build anything I would need to know one thing: just how do you connect a CodeIgniter app to Facebook?

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Fixing Last.fm Tumblr with IFTTT

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When Tumblr rolled out a new version of their site in July they broke the popular Last.fm Tumblr service by Joe Lazerus, for those of us who didn’t previously have it enabled. This made me sad. So using a new(ish) service called If This Then That, I fixed it!

What to do:

  1. Set your Last.fm tumblr feed up as previous, using Yahoo Pipes.
  2. Sign up to IFTTT. Activate the Tumblr and RSS channels.
  3. Copy this recipe, and enter the URL to your Yahoo Pipe RSS feed.
  4. Sit back and wait for Sunday.