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Introduction

The PHP SDK is the most efficient way to secure the access to your articles through the SmartWall.

Add the SDK in your PHP code

The PHP SDK is available through composer for download on packagist

Once downloaded add the SmartWall PHP SDK Library into your code. You can see a way of doing this in the example below.

<?php
    require 'smartwall.php';
?>

Set up your SmartWall

Once the library has been included we can initialize the SmartWall on your website.

Initialization

Once your SmartWall is properly set up in the dashboard you must initialize it as shown below.

<?php
    $smartWallSdk = new SmartWall();
    $smartWallSdk->smartWallId = 'your-smartwall-id';
?>

You can also directly pass the parameters when creating the object.

<?php
    $smartWallSdk = new SmartWall(array(
        'smartWallId' => 'your-smartwall-id',
    ));
?>

Secret Key

The SmartWall needs a secret key to protect the content. More complicate your key is, better it is.

<?php
    $smartWallSdk->secretKey = 'superC0mplicat3dS3cret-Key!';
?>

Article Identifier

The SmartWall needs a unique identifier for each article to work properly. It can be a string or an integer. To specify, it proceed as described in the example below:

<?php
    $smartWallSdk->articleId = '123'; // accept both integer and string
    // If you do not have an article ID use the PATH URL instead (not-recommended)
?>

Multi-languages

The SmartWall user interface handles mutliple languages. When initializing the SmartWall you can specify the language you want the SmartWall to be displayed with. Currently available languages are:

  • English en
  • French fr
  • German de
  • Italian it
  • Spanish es
  • Portuguese pt
  • Japanese ja

If you want to use a language not yet implemented, please contact us and we will add it for you.

<?php
    $smartWallSdk->language = 'fr';
?>

Include necessary scripts

To work properly the SmartWall requires some JavaScript code. To do so you must include them using the getScripts method.

It is important to either call this method after the show method or to provide the getScripts method the number of characters present in your article.

Bellow you can see both methods.

You must provide an Article ID before calling the getScripts method

Example calling getScripts method after show method

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
    <?php echo $smartWallSdk->show($htmlContent); ?>
    <!-- your website content here -->
    <?php echo $smartWallSdk->getScripts(); ?>
</body>
</html>

Example calling getScripts method before show method

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <?php echo $smartWallSdk->getScripts(strlen($htmlContent)); ?>
    </head>
<body>
    <?php echo $smartWallSdk->show($htmlContent); ?>
</body>
</html>

Protect your article and display the SmartWall

To display the SmartWall you only need to call the show method. Pass it the html content of your article and it will truncate it and hide what is necessary. It will show the SmartWall right after the truncated content.

You must provide an Article ID before calling the show method

<?php
// assume your entire article content is in a variable named $htmlContent
$htmlContent = <<<EOD
<div id="article">
    <p>
        Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...
    </p>
</div>
EOD;

echo $smartWallSdk->show($htmlContent);
?>

Provide an endpoint

The SmartWall will have to contact your backend in order to pass user tokens and communicate with the SmartWall API. This requires two things:

Define an endpoint

Create an endpoint and provide the URL to the Smartwall

<?php
    $smartWallSdk->endpoint = 'https://your-website.com/endpoints/smartwall';
?>

Code the endpoint

Once your endpoint is created you must call the following method from it

<?php
    $smartWallSdk->apiProxy();
?>

Custom Metrics

You can send your own metrics and value to the SmartWall system. You will be able to use them to sort your audience and optimize your results. In order to send metrics you need to use the following code:

<?php
    new SmartWallMetric(array(
        'name' => 'name-of-your-metric',
        'value' => 3 // optional, by default the value is set to 1
    ));
?>

Custom Variables

Unlike the custom metrics, custom variables are not time based. They are set during the initialization of the SmartWall with a fixed value. You will be able to use it to sort your audience and optimize your results. In order to use it use the following code:

<?php
    // custom variables can be of type: boolean, string and integer
    $smartWallSdk->customVariables = array(
        'whatever' => true,
        'something' => 123,
        'anything' => 'whatever'
    );
?>