PHP : HTTP Post with Curl

A sample function to use curl post data.



$data[“field1″]=”hello world”;

$data[“user”]=”hello user”;


function curl_post($url,$fields)
//open connection
$ch = curl_init();
//set the url, number of POST vars, POST data
curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_URL, $url);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, ‘Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)’);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, 5);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION,1);

curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_POST, count($fields));
curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $fields); //some other users translate this array to string, but it will require you to convert some special chars in url such as &

//execute post
$result = curl_exec($ch);
//close connection
return $result;

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