Remove directory and all its content in PHP

To recursively delete all the contents in the directory and then the directory itself. This function checks for files and sub directories and delete them first before deleting the main folder.

$directory      = "uploads";
function recursiveRemoveDirectory($directory) {
    foreach(glob("{$directory}/*") as $file) {
        if(is_dir($file)) {
        } else {

Remove index.php from URL in Codeigniter

Open applications/config/config.php and make the following changes :


$config['index_page'] = 'index.php';


$config['index_page'] = '';

And add the following code to a new file and save it as .htaccess inside the root folder :

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond $1 !^(index\.php|resources|robots\.txt)
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php/$1 [L,QSA]

Create Slug for a string

Regular expression function that replaces spaces & special characters between words with hyphens

function create_slug($string) {
	// removing special characters from the string
	$slug = preg_replace('/[^A-Za-z0-9-]+/', '-', $string);
	// removing multiple - generated in slug
	$slug = preg_replace("/[-]+/", '-', $slug);
	// lower case slug string
	$slug = strtolower($slug);
	// removing - from the first & last place if any
	$slug = trim($slug, "-");
	return $slug;

echo create_slug(" This ~` is ?><:{}|][;/.,]+_)(*&^%$#@!) 'MY TITLE' for------this post. ");

How to remove index.php from url in magento

In Magento if you are getting the url as and you want that index.php is not written on the url i.e.

Then use the following steps:

1) Login to admin section by using the URL

2) Then go to “System >>  Configuration >>Web >> Search Engines Optimization”
Use Web Server Rewrites : YES

3) Go to “System >>  Configuration >>Web >>Secure”
Use secure URL Frontend: YES