For many, PHP is the lifeblood of web development.
It may be a general-purpose scripting language, but it powers WordPress, Drupal, Magento, and more; not to mention the thousands of individual PHP scripts available. If you've got a problem that needs an online solution, more than likely, you can solve it by creating a PHP script—or by downloading something already built.
PHP is clearly suited for web development. Take these 20 popular PHP scripts available on Envato Market, for example:
If you run a website of any sort and are looking to introduce some type of login and authentication management, then take a look at Vanguard.
In short, Vanguard is a Laravel-based application that makes it possible to introduce user registration, login, and authentication (through a variety of techniques) to a pre-existing website.
Some of the features it offers include:
If you run a website and are trying to figure out how to introduce memberships without moving to a completely different platform, give Vanguard a try. Perhaps it'll give you exactly what you need.
Turn your Instagram into an automated marketing powerhouse using Instagram Auto Post & Scheduler - Nextpost Instagram. This online marketing tool allows you to auto-post, schedule, and manage your Instagram accounts from one place.
"With Nextpost, you can post and assess your posts in a single panel and save time managing multiple Instagram accounts."
The list of features included are impressive and include just about anything you would ever want with an Instagram online marketing tool.
There's no need to use an entire CMS to handle user logins and have private pages that can only be viewed by logged-in visitors to your website.
This can easily be done by leveraging PHP Login & User Management, a MySQL-powered website PHP login script. You can even change User Levels using the built-in Control Panel when you need different levels of page security.
This script includes:
With the installation wizard and the HTML5 Twitter Bootstrap design, you'll be up and running with solid PHP Login & User Management in no time.
If you need a CRM for your business, or maybe you want to up your freelance project management, instead of adding another monthly fee to your expenses, why not host your own customer and project management system?
More specifically, the Ultimate Client Manager - CRM - Pro Edition.
UCM Pro really does pack an impressive punch of features. You can:
This is only a fraction of the useful features you'll find. And while this CRM contender is robust enough to challenge many other subscription-based CRMs, it's the little things like being able to change your CRM theme that give the Ultimate Client Manager - CRM - Pro Edition that extra polish.
When it comes to managing customer relationships, there are a wide variety of solutions. Truth be told, it's not a one-size-fits-all solution, which is why it's a good thing to have a number of choices.
And one of those is Perfex.
Since we're all looking for a different set of features as it relates to CRM systems, here are some of the things that Perfex offers its users:
You can view features, requirements, and more on the product page.
This particular product is inexpensive, available in the marketplace, and can be installed on any system that supports PHP and MySQL (which is nearly any popular, current host).
Build your own PHP and MySQL chat without monthly fees using PHP Live Chat Pro. This useful PHP script boasts many useful features.
"Live Support Chat. PHP & MySQL based. For any website. No monthly fees."
From the desktop to mobile applications, this works with any website.
Start chatting it up with PHP Live Chat Pro.
Analyze SEO issues using the Turbo Website Reviewer - In-Depth SEO Analysis Tool and provide white-labeled PDF reports. With over 50 different checks, this tool checks key issues surrounding good SEO.
"Turbo Website Reviewer helps to identify your SEO mistakes and optimize your web page contents for a better search engine ranking."
With a side-by-side domain comparison, the Turbo Website Reviewer - In-Depth SEO Analysis Tool includes just about anything you would ever want to be included in an SEO analysis tool.
Customers can easily find your store in style with Super Store Finder.
By fully integrating Google API V3 and using Geo IP to detect the user location, Super Store Finder allows your customers to find your location quickly and easily from their smartphones.
The Twitter Bootstrap powered design—complete with modal popups, tabs, alerts, and more—looks great on the desktop or smartphone. But it's the feature set of this PHP script that really catches your eye:
This is a great way to leverage Google Maps into your website for both desktop and mobile users, and includes enough unique features to use Super Store Finder for more than your stereotypical use cases.
There's no need to keep monkeying around with your email marketing.
If you're serious about having your own email marketing application, this is a great place to start. In fact, the MailWizz - Email Marketing Application is robust and feature-rich enough for you to become an email service provider for your customers!
Restful API and Web Hooks? Double check.
Powerful theming system, customizable list forms, and customer back end? Triple check.
You'll have no problem sending tens of thousands of emails in just an hour, or importing and exporting subscriber lists, reports, and stats; not to mention enjoying IP location services, and best of all, unlimited lists and subscribers.
The MailWhizz - Email Marketing Application includes support for many delivery servers, including SMTP Amazon SES, Directory Pickup, PHP's mail, and Sendmail.
If you're a freelancer, then you know the challenges of managing all of the overhead that comes with actually managing the business (aside from managing solutions for your clients).
Freelance Cockpit aims to help you do exactly that.
The application offers an all-in-one solution for managing projects, tasks, support, messaging, and so much more. Some of the features include:
If you're a freelancer, or even a small business, and you're looking for an all-in-one solution to help manage the overhead for all things that you're doing related to your business, check out Freelance Cockpit.
Keep up to date and share the current exchange rate for over 1,000 different cryptocurrencies with the Coin Table - Cryptocurrency Market CMS. Easily manage it within its own admin panel and create multiple authenticated users.
"Coin Table is a Content Management System built for Cryptocurrency Real-time Information."
Customizable pages include:
Keep up with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency with Coin Table - Cryptocurrency Market CMS.
If you've used Bit.ly very much—especially if you're using a custom domain—you'll find there's a giant leap between their free and paid service. That makes something like Premium URL Shortener a "no-brainer".
This PHP URL shortener was built with performance in mind, and that's exactly what it does. It comes complete with a powerful dashboard, admin, and geotargeting, and it's fully social-media ready. You'll not only enjoy using Premium URL Shortener, but maybe even take advantage of the new built-in membership system.
There's hardly anything more useful than a good contact form. Look no further! ContactMe - Responsive AJAX Contact Form - HTML5 PHP is an excellent solution.
"Extremely customizable Contact Form, in a easy and quick way you can create THOUSANDS of different Contact Forms to fit your needs!"
With over 28 combinations ready to use, you'll be up and running quickly with a good-looking contact form.
ContactMe - Responsive AJAX Contact Form - HTML5 PHP is perfect for every developer's toolkit.
Set up a live support chat system with PHP Live Support Chat. This PHP and SQL-based solution brings real-time chat to your website.
(Yes, it also includes a high-quality emoticon set.)
On the customer/user side, PHP Live Support Chat offers:
From the customer support side, you'll benefit from the:
PHP Live Support Chat is easy to install, supports multiple users at once, and has unlimited usage.
Ever since Instagram introduced videos, anyone and everyone who uses the service has seen the sponsored posts.
But what if you were able to leverage the platform to market your own product without needing to use the sponsorship features they provide? Or what if you were able to target people, likes, comments, posts, etc., all from within a single application.
Just some of the features include:
You can purchase, read more, see the requirements, and even test drive the application all from its page in the Envato marketplace.
With the popularity of Facebook, many people have found themselves leaving the popular social network for smaller, niche online communities.
With the phpDolphin - Social Network Platform, you can host your very own social network.
Facebook users will find themselves right at home with:
As Admin, you'll have full control to manage users, groups, and reports. You can even add phpDolphin plugins to extend your social network's features—Dislike Plugin, anyone?
phpDolphin is very robust, so don't let its Facebook "cloned" design deter you from it.
Creating your own media sharing site has never been so easy—or looked this good!
The Ninja Media Script - Viral Fun Media Sharing Site delivers lots of features and solid design.
Built with Laravel 4, Bootstrap 3, Font Awesome 4, and more, this PHP script is easy to install, customizable, and fully responsive.
Users can log in and register with their email address, Facebook, or Google, and then upload images and videos that can then be approved by a site admin or published directly.
Add a logo, use a watermark, choose your layout—you're dealing with a ninja.
Any YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, GIF, or JPG could go viral with the Ninja Media Script - Viral Fun Media Sharing Site PHP script.
Copy, move, rename, edit, delete and upload files online with FileGator.
Without using a database—or Flash—you can run this powerful PHP file manager and Ajax uploader.
Share, zip, and manage multiple files online with your own file manager.
With FileGator's fast and easy-to-use UI, you can:
Easy to install, easy to use, easy to download FileGator.
You can update product stock, purchases, and sales with an Internet connection and Stock Manager Advance with Point of Sale Module.
Manage multiple warehouses, generate reports, and more.
Manage your standard, combo, and digital products with Stock Manager Advance with Point of Sale Module.
Project management is one of those areas of running a business that some prefer more than others. If you're a freelancer, it comes with the territory; if you're part of a larger business, then it may be your role.
Regardless, finding the best way to manage said projects can be tough. Perhaps Rise is a viable solution?
Straight from the product page:
Ultimate Project Manager is the best way to manage your projects, clients and team members. You can easily collaborate with your team and monitor your work. It’s easy to use & install.
And it has a ton of features, to boot. Some of the examples include:
And there's clearly much, much more.
If you find yourself in this role, then I highly recommend checking out what Rise has to offer and see if it fits the bill. In a field that's got a lot of competition, this particular product may hit the right price point.
You can clearly see how versatile PHP is—it can be used for anything from simple solutions to full social networks and project management.
On Envato Tuts+, you'll find all kinds of helpful resources to learn PHP, like PHP tutorials, code eBooks, and video code courses. I particularly enjoy the video code courses. They have beginner PHP courses, like Introduction to WordPress Plugin Development and PHP Fundamentals, or more advanced video courses such as PHP Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals and Go Further With WooCommerce Themes. No matter your learning style, you'll be sure to find helpful PHP code courses.
And if you're curious to know what other PHP scripts are out there, take a peek at what's on offer at Envato Market.