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20 Powerful PHP Scripts for Adding Extra Functionality to Your Site

We have collected some of the most useful PHP scripts that every web developer should have safely stored in their development toolbox.

Readymade PHP Scripts can be very useful for web developers, especially when you are looking to directly implement a particular functionality in your projects, and wish to save time by not having to meddle with or worry about the most basic of features, such as contact forms or a chat box.

In this post, I have put together some of the most useful PHP scripts that a web developer should surely take a look at. So without wasting any more time, let us check out the awesome PHP scripts that make our lives as developers easier.


YouTube Music Engine

YouTube Music Engine lets you create a music player of sorts — users can add tracks to a playlist, choose songs, and listen to the collection of their choice. It also adds support for lyrics engine, advertisement systems, comment systems such as Disqus, and so on.

YouTube Music Engine


Droppy — Online File Sharing

As the name suggests, Droppy — Online File Sharing lets you share multiple files with users. It supports SMTP, is translation ready and can be used to secure files via passwords.

Droppy -- Online File Sharing


Layered Popups

Layered Popups lets you create multi-layered popup windows. You can create AJAX-based forms and even integrate the same with services such as Campaign Monitor and MailChimp.

Layered Popups


Contact Form Generator

Contact Form Generator is a simple script that helps you create feedback forms or online surveys. The forms are fully responsive, and can be integrated with MailChimp and Aweber.

Contact Form Generator


Social Meet Script

Social Meet Script is a Tinder-style script that creates a social networking site with geolocation search, support for advertisements, and user profiles. It integrates well with PayPal, and also support Bootstrap templates. Plus, it is backwards-compatible with several browsers, including IE 6!

Social Meet Script


Simple Invoice Manager — Invoicing Made Easy

Simple Invoice Manager — Invoicing Made Easy is a PHP script to manage your invoices, payments, quotations and other client related information. It supports Bootstrap, is responsive, and even integrates with popular payment solutions such as PayPal and Skrill.

Simple Invoice Manager -- Invoicing Made Easy


Premium URL Shortener

Premium URL Shortener is a handy solution to shorten URLs, implement URL bookmarks, etc. It features a responsive layout based on Bootstrap, and offers seamless social
networking integration and is backed by separate jQuery and WordPress plugins as well.

Premium URL Shortener


Facebook Multi-Page & Group Poster

Facebook Multi-Page & Group Poster lets you publish content to Facebook pages and groups. If you are managing multiple Facebook pages and groups for your business or personal use, you can use this script to post content such as statuses, images, videos, quotes, and virtually everything else that Facebook allows.

Facebook Multi-Page & Group Poster


Dynamic Website Compressor

Dynamic Website Compressor lets you minify HTML, CSS and JS on the fly. You can easily minimize the size of your overall code, and this can help boost the performance of the overall web page in terms of speed. This script requires no coding skills and is fully compatible with CMSs such as WordPress, Joomla! and Magento.


Freelance Cockpit 2 — Project Management

Freelance Cockpit 2 — Project Management is built to help freelancers manage their projects. It lets you keep track of support tickets, client details, invoices and recurring billing, etc. It integrates well with PayPal, supports Bootstrap templates and is fully responsive and translation ready.

Freelance Cockpit 2 -- Project Management


PHP Flat Visual Chat

PHP Flat Visual Chat
offers real time chat functionality that can be integrated with any PHP-powered website. It has a responsive design, and is also available in a separate version for WordPress users.

PHP Flat Visual Chat


NewsMaker — CMS and Social Network

NewsMaker — CMS and Social Network is a script to create a website with user-generated content. It features the functionality to upload and input content, including images, video and other media, as well as seamlessly share it across other social networks too. It can integrate with services such as Google Analytics and is fully responsive.

NewsMaker -- CMS and Social Network


Android Push Notification Using GCM

Android Push Notification Using GCM is a handy script that can send push notifications to Android users. If you coding for Android and need to handle server side requests in order to send push notifications via Google Cloud Services, but are unsure how to do the same, this PHP script is the solution you are looking for!


PHP Flat Estimation and Payment Forms

PHP Flat Estimation and Payment Forms
lets you create simple and responsive cost estimates and payment forms. It works with virtually every PHP platform out there, but a separate version for WordPress users is also available.

PHP Flat Estimation and Payment Forms


Quform — Responsive AJAX Contact Form

Quform — Responsive AJAX Contact Form is a feedback and contact form solution that can easily be embedded into any web page within minutes.

Quform -- Responsive AJAX Contact Form


Auto Grid Responsive Gallery

Auto Grid Responsive Gallery seeks and locates images from the specified set of folders, and creates a responsive gallery using those images. It can automatically generate thumbnails, so you need not worry about anything else.

Auto Grid Responsive Gallery


User Login Register and User Management

User Login Register and User Management offers user registration, login and other management solutions.

User Login Register and User Management


Owl Chat — Responsive Chat Community

Owl Chat — Responsive Chat Community is a responsive messaging script that offers support for embedded links, images and even YouTube videos. It also supports custom emojis and advertisements.

Owl Chat -- Responsive Chat Community


Freelancer Office

Freelancer Office is a PHP script for project management and productivity. It offers features such as a ticketing system, a planner, scheduling and task management, file manager, private messaging and invoices.

Freelancer Office


Translate It

Translate It is a free alternative to Google Translate API. It can automatically detect the current language and supports multiple languages.

Translate It


Tuts+ logoIf you’re new to PHP, PHP 101 is where you should start. If you have some PHP experience, you might like to have a look at the tutorial series Building a Startup With PHP.

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About the Author Sufyan bin Uzayr

Sufyan writes about web design and development, Content Management Systems, open source, and everything else in between. He blogs at Code Carbon, and you can find him on Facebook and Google+.