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PHP 5 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

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Chapter 9. Events and Birthdays

Our social network is nearing completion; we now have not only a status stream of updates for our users, but also support for a number of different types of media, including video and images. One of the two main remaining features (the other being groups) is events. No social network would be complete without support for events and of course, birthdays.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • How to dynamically generate innovative calendars
  • How to use these calendars to display specific dates
  • How to re-use this calendar feature in other areas of the site
  • How to notify users of the birthday of their contacts
  • How to manage event invitations and RSVPs
  • How to send reminders via the site, e-mail, and SMS

Let's plan

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