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Experienced web developers usually have a ready-to-use register/login code (from older projects) that they can reuse.

For newbies or any developer without such a starting point, this login script with PHP and MySQL can be handy.

It is simplistic, object-oriented and secure (bcrypt with blowfish and using the official PHP password hashing functions).

PHP-MySQL Login Script

The files in the package are well-organized and only a single database table is used.

There are 4 versions that cover every need from simple to full-MVC-framework-like usage.

Most advanced version has all the features like login, register, forgot password, captcha support, edit account, account package, avatar and more.

Script is totally free and open source. Also, it is actively developed and well-documented.

DebugBar is a free and open source app that can integrate into any PHP project and collect + present profiling data.

It has no dependencies, supports Ajax requests and includes generic data collectors and collectors for well known libraries.

PHP DebugBar

The bar is 100% JavaScript that sits in the footer (like Dev. Tools).

New collectors and views can be added with ease and it is possible to save/re-run previous requests.

CaseBox is an open source and PHP/MySQL-powered web application for storing + managing records, tasks and files.

It has a desktop-like interface where we can create an unlimited-level of directories and store stuff in the structure preferred.

Tasks with deadlines can be created, assigned to users and the progress can be tracked easily.


We can store the information of clients and any number of files there as well. The contents of the files are indexed so that locating a PDF/Word.. file with its contents is pretty quick.

The application is multi-user where each user can have custom permissions. And, it can be extended with plugins.

When it comes to blogging, WordPress and Drupal are the apps that everyone think of at the 1st place.

Besides their popularity, they can easily empower any level of complicated websites with the features offered.

Anchor CMS is again an open source CMS/blogging app (PHP-MySQL) but focuses on blogging, less features and simplicity.

Anchor CMS

It is easily themable and extensible, installed quickly and small in size.

The app accepts both Markdown and HTML when it comes to writing posts. Custom JS or CSS can be used per-post by simply drag ‘n’ dropping the files.

Anchor CMS is also very well-documented and multilingual (many language files exist already).

Munee is an all-in-one library that handles many things related to optimization and manipulation of website assets.

The library has a powerful caching feature that can cache resources in both server and client-side.

It integrates well with the PHP image manipulation library: Imagine for resizing or cropping images (and caching them afterwards).

Munee PHP Library

Munee can automatically compile LESS, SCSS and CoffeeScript. And, it can combine CSS + JS files into a single request. Also, these CSS-JS files can be minified for a better performance.

This PHP library integrates to any code easily with less effort and it can be used with or without .htaccess (good for Windows users).

Every web designer/developer has a favorite FTP client and we usually transfer files to web servers through these clients.

However, there are times that we don’t have our computers with us but need to transfer or edit a file that can only be reached through FTP.

Monsta FTP, an open source and web-based FTP application is a good solution for such a case.

Monsta PHP FTP

It is built with PHP,  has an ajaxed interface and can be skinned with ease.

Uploading or moving files are done with drag ‘n’ drops, actions can be performed on multiple files and file editing is possible.

And, the application works on any PHP-enabled server.

Pico is an open source CMS application that is capable of very few things, which is the main point.. : ).

It uses flat-files as the database and built with PHP. Simply, there is no setup and the app works instantly.

Pico CMS

The contents are stored in .md files,  markdown formatting is used and they can be edited in your favorite text editor.

For the designs/theming, Pico makes use of the Twig templating engine and it is documented well.

For any website, there can always be scenarios which effect performance (load, specific queries..) and  there is always room for optimization.

Pinba is an open source MySQL storage engine that acts as a statistics server for PHP.

It uses the data received to to analyze the performance of PHP apps and locate any problems quickly.

Intaro Pinboard

Intaro Pinboard, again open source, is a user-friendly web interface for Pinba which displays this data (requests time, memory peak usage, site load, error pages) nicely.

Also, the slowest/heaviest pages are listed to find out the most problematic pages and any erroneous  HTTP status are logged too.

This monitoring setup is not planned for debugging (as it’ll probably be working on the production environment) but for finding bottlenecks when the site is live.

Sylius is an open source and free e-commerce solution for PHP (and based on Symfony2).

It is capable of managing stores of any size and having complex products + categories.

Products can have different tax rates, many shipping methods are supported and it is integrated with Omnipay (multi-gateway payment processing library).


Sylius can be used in 2 ways:

  • main application: customize views, configuration and start the project
  • standalone bundles: build a solution using the bundles you need (products, shipping, inventory, etc..)
The application has a full-featured API and it is being improved regularly.

Today, many designers/developers and web agencies choose WordPress as the platform to create any type of client or personal websites.

As the number of WordPress sites owned/managed grow within time, it gets complicated to control all of them: their updates, backups, lots of login information, etc.

InfiniteWP is a free and self-hosted application (PHP-MySQL) that allows managing any number of WordPress installations from a single interface.


Under a single login, you can add all your WordPress sites  and perform plugin/version updates, backup/restores and manage themes for a single site or for all of them.

Besides these standard functions, new features can be added with premium add-ons like post or comment management, scheduling backups, generating client reports, Google Analytics integration, uptime monitoring and much more.

InfiniteWP Dashboard

For easier management, sites can also be categorized into groups (actions can be triggered on the group level too).

The application has a modern and easy-to-use interface which makes the usage a joy.

Huge discount for WordPress’ 10th birthday

InfiniteWP, for a limited time, is offering a heavily discounted “lifetime subscription” to its all premium addons + support to celebrate the 10th birthday of WordPress.

Any current and future add-ons + support for the lifetime is offered for $699 (which is normally valued for $5000+). If you plan to integrate InfiniteWP into your business, that’s  good deal.

The giveaway

Also, they are giving away “a preferred premium add-on” to 5 WRD readers.

In order to join, just comment to this post. Winners will be selected with the query below 1 week later (3 June 2013) and announced inside this post.

SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=4133 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 5

Good luck to all.

The winners

  • mr (comment #1266057)
  • dotcompals (comment #1266034)
  • Tim (comment #1266015)
  • Robert (comment #1265984)
  • Bruno França (comment #1265980)

Congratulations and thanks very much for joining.

Uptime Robot