Quick Start for PHP

  • Step 1. Add uploadcare-php to your composer.json:

    "require": {
        "uploadcare/uploadcare-php": ">=v1.1.0,<2.0"
  • Step 2. Include the library.

    require_once 'vendor/autoload.php';
    use \Uploadcare;
  • Step 3. Create an instance of Uploadcare\Api:

    $api = new Uploadcare\Api('', '');
  • Step 4. To show a widget, add the following to your <head> tag and show an input where you want it:

      <?php echo $api->widget->getScriptTag(); ?>

    <form method="POST" action="upload.php">
      <?php echo $api->widget->getInputTag('qs-file'); ?>
      <input type="submit" value="Save!" />
  • Step 5. When a file gets uploaded and your form is submitted, you will recieve a file_id among other $_POST parameters:

    $file_id = $_POST['qs-file'];
  • Step 6. $file_id is a file identifier. If you want to keep that file for more than 24-hour period, use the $file->store(); method to mark it as stored.

    $file = $api->getFile($file_id);

    After that, save $file->getFileId(); in your database: it’s just a string containing a UUID.

  • Step 7. You can then use the $file object to display an image or otherwise interact with your file:

    <img src="<?php print $file->getUrl(); ?>" />
    <img src="<?php print $file->crop(300, 300, true)->effect('grayscale')->getUrl(); ?>" />

Read more in our uploadcare-php docs. In case of any questions, ask those around our community area or directly via email.