PHP helpers to create FLAYYER URLs

0.1.6 2020-11-16 12:38 UTC

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Last update: 2021-05-04 08:38:40 UTC


The AI-powered preview system built from your website (no effort required).

Flayyer live image

This package is agnostic to any PHP framework.


Get started (5 minutes)

Haven't registered your website yet? Go to Flayyer.com and create a project (e.g. website-com).

1. Install the library

This package supports PHP >= 7.1.

composer require flayyer/flayyer

2. Get your Flayyer.ai smart image link

In your website code (e.g. your landing or product/post view file), set the following:

$flayyer = new FlayyerAI(
  // Your project slug
  // The current path of your website
  '/path/to/product', // in Laravel 6 you can use `Route::getCurrentRoute()->getName()`

// Check:
// > https://flayyer.ai/v2/website-com/_/__v=1618281823/path/to/product

3. Put your smart image link in your <head> tags

You'll get the best results like this:

<meta property="og:image" content="{{ $flayyer->href() }} ">
<meta name="twitter:image" content="{{ $flayyer->href() }} ">
<meta name="twitter:card" content="summary_large_image">

4. Create a rule for your project

Login at Flayyer.com > Go to your Dashboard > Manage rules and create a rule like the following:

Flayyer basic rule example


Advanced usage

Here you have a detailed full example for project website-com and path /path/to/product.

Advanced features include:

  • Custom variables: additional information for your preview that is not present in your website. [Note: if you need customization you should take a look at Flayyer.io]
  • Custom metadata: set custom width, height, resolution, and more (see example).
  • Signed URLs.
$flayyer = new FlayyerAI(
  // [Required] Your project slug, find it in your dashboard https://flayyer.com/dashboard/.
  // [Recommended] The current path of your website (by default it's `/`).
  // [Optional] In case you want to provide information that is not present in your page set it here.
    'title' => 'Product name',
    'img' => 'https://flayyer.com/img/marketplace/flayyer-banner.png'
  // [Optional] Custom metadata for rendering the image. ID is recommended so we provide you with better statistics.
    'id' => 'jeans-123', // recommended for better stats
    'v' => '12369420123', // specific handler version, by default it's a random number to circumvent platforms' cache,
    'width' => 1200,
    'height' => 600,
    'resolution' => 0.9, // from 0.0 to 1.0
    'agent' => 'whatsapp', // force dimensions for specific platform

// Use this image in your <head/> tags (og:image & twitter:image)
// > https://flayyer.ai/v2/website-com/_/__id=jeans-123&__v=1618281823&img=https%3A%2F%2Fflayyer.com%2Fimg%2Fmarketplace%2Fflayyer-banner.png&title=Product+name/path/to/product

For signed URLs, just provide your secret (find it in Dashboard > Project > Advanced settings) and choose a strategy (HMAC or JWT).

$flayyer = new FlayyerAI(
  [ 'id' => 'jeans-123' ],
  'JWT', // or 'HMAC'

$url = $flayyer->href();
// > https://flayyer.ai/v2/website-com/jwt-eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJwYXJhbXMiOnsiX19pZCI6ImplYW5zLTEyMyJ9LCJwYXRoIjoiXC9wYXRoXC90b1wvcHJvZHVjdCJ9.X8Vs5SGEA1-3M6bH-h24jhQnbwH95V_G0f-gPhTBTzE?__v=1618283086


As you probably realized, Flayyer.ai uses the rules defined on your dashboard to decide how to handle every image based on path patterns. It fetches and analyse your website for obtaining information and then rendering a content-rich image increasing the click-through-rate with no effort. Let's say "FlayyerAI render images based on the content of this route".

Flayyer.io instead requires you to explicitly declare template and variables for the images to render, giving you more control for customization. Let's say "FlayyerIO render an image using this template and these explicit variables".

$flayyer = new Flayyer("tenant", "deck", "template");
$flayyer->variables = [
  "title" => "Hello world!"

// Use this image in your <head/> tags
$url = $flayyer->href();
// > https://flayyer.io/v2/tenant/deck/template.jpeg?__v=1596906866&title=Hello+world%21

Variables can be complex arrays and objects.

$flayyer->variables = [
  "items" => [
    ["text" => "Oranges", "count" => 12],
    ["text" => "Apples", "count" => 14]

IMPORTANT: variables must be serializable.

To decode the URL for debugging purposes:

// > https://flayyer.io/v2/tenant/deck/template.jpeg?title=Hello+world!&__v=123


Prepare the local environment:

composer install


Run PHPUnit with:

composer dump-autoload
composer test