sample code for Google Client API published


The sample code for the Google Client API pages has been updated. It now uses the names of the new Google Client PHP API release and also switched from object – reference to arrays. Finally the source code is available … Continue reading

Adsense widget for Geckoboard released a widget to display the revenues from Google Adsense in your Geckoboard.

Google Adsense widget for GeckoboardAll you have to do is to install the widget code (php-based) on your webserver and add a new custom widget to your Geckoboard widget. Various timespans (including today, yesterday, current month, last month) and values (e.g. ecpm, earnings and clicks) can be selected. Values are extracted in realtime from the Google Adsense account, providing up to the minute information.

The code is released under the GPL license and can be used and modified without charge.

Further information and the download can be found at

About Geckoboard

You can create, run and share dashboards showing various key / performance values using the webservice Geckoboard. The setup is easy, there are many predefined widgets for various web services including Google Analytics, ZenDesktop, Mailchimp and various more.


Providing open source tools and development knowledge to the public is the aim of It was founded by Tobias Kluge as home of phpSitemapNG years ago, a tool to generate Google sitemaps.


There are two release streams – a stable and a testing stream. Please note that this software is not developed anymore and only available “as is”.

stable release

Latest release of the stable stream (aka “sailing”)

  • Version 1.5.3 stableDownload
  • Version 1.5.4b betaDownload (size: 162 kB)
    Recent changes: improved setup page; added Google Sitemap Stylesheet support; added rss, html based output generation; direct submission to MSN and Yahoo!; new layout

testing release

Latest release of the testing/development stream (aka “kiting”) – meant for plugin developers and early adaptors.

  • Version 1.6.1b – Size: 70 kB – Download


  • Joomla! input plugin v 0.15 ( details )
  • supports Google Sitemap index files, can handle more than 50.000 urls
  • supports Google Sitemap stylesheet
  • rewritten plugin architecture (more usage of delegates to encapsulate the plugins from the data handler class)
  • Potential limitations:
  • doesn’t has the latest crawler plugin (no cookie support yet)
  • Google Sitemaps output plugin might have some bugs

Please note – the code is really old and probably outdated. I finally created a github project – . Check on this project page for a current version.

Next step: read the installation instructions



phpSitemapNG is a free Google Sitemaps generator written in PHP, but also generates RSS-based, txt-based and HTML-based sitemap files. It will spider your website and also your filesystem (of course, as you prefer). You can download and use it for free, the licence is GPL.

You can try the demo crawler to get an impression of the quality of the crawling engine and also create an initial sitemap.

To use phpSitemapNG start with downloading phpSitemapNG and follow the steps described at the bottom of the pages to install and setup phpSitemapNG properly.

Please note that this software is not developed anymore and only available “as is”.

Related information

phpMicroformats – PHP class library for microformats

About phpMicroformats

phpMicroformats is a PHP class library that helps to generate valid microformats for e.g. calendar events (hCalendar) or vcards (hCard). It is released under GPL license.

About Microformats

Microformats are specific enriched html structures that both helps humans and computers to understand the content. There are formats for calendar events called hCalendar – based on vCalendar format – and vcards – based on vCard format – and more.
The advantage of using microformats is that it is easier for humans to understand but also for computers to interpret and understand. Since it is using wildly accepted standards as (x)html enriched with some specific but limited classes, it can be easily implemented.


  • Based on wildly accedpted standards as xhtml
  • Defines specific formats for limitd domains as e.g. calendar data or vcards
  • Helps to classifiy and structure data for both humans and computers
  • Will help computers to better understand the content of websites
  • Can be integrated and used easily with full backward compatibility.


  • Maybe a bit more work to encode the data in the required formats.
  • Up to now only a few formats are set up for limited domains.
  • Not officially used by search engines spiders up to now.

Requirements for phpMicroformats

There are no special requirements besides PHP.

Usage of phpMicroformats

  1. Download phpMicroformats and copy the class phpMicroformats.class.php to your webserver.
  2. Experiment with the microformat examples available: Generate your first hCalendar or hCard entry.


phpMicroformats Release 0.1 (supports hCalendar and hCard; ZIP-compressed)

Examples for generation of microformat entries

Sample code for encoding of a vcard

* example php script that generates and outputs a hcard entry

$myPersonalData = array(
‘name’ => ‘Steve F. Better’,
’email’ => ‘’,
‘org’ => array(
‘name’ => ‘The virtual company’,
‘title’ => ‘General chief of all’

‘location’ => array (
‘street’ => ‘Main street 15b’,
‘town’ => ‘Mainhattan’,
‘zip’ => ‘22912’,
‘state’ => ‘Main country’,
‘country’ => ‘Countrinidad’

‘phone’ => array(
‘home’ => ‘+1 123 66 71 292’,
‘cell’ => ‘+1 123 88 72 121’

‘photo’ => ‘’,

‘im’ => array(
‘skype’ => ‘echo-chinese’,
‘aim’ => ‘ShoppingBuddy’

Sample code for encoding of a calendar event

* example php script that generates and outputs a hcalendar entry

$myEvent = array(
‘name’ => ‘Release party of phpMicroformats’,
‘begin’ => time(),
‘end’ => time()+2*60*60, // duration: 2 hours

‘location’ => array (
‘street’ => ‘Main street 15b’,
‘town’ => ‘Mainhattan’,
‘zip’ => ‘22912’,
‘state’ => ‘Main country’,
‘country’ => ‘Countrinidad’
‘url’ => ‘’