Kallewallex Kallewallex - 4 months ago 80
PHP Question

Get DIV content from external Website

I want to get a DIV from an external website with pure PHP.

External website: http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/youtube.com.html

Div text I want from isitdownrightnow (statusup div):

<div class="statusup">The website is probably down just for you...</div>


I already tried
file_get_contents
with
DOMDocument
and
str_get_html
, but I could not get it to work.

For example this

$page = file_get_contents('http://css-tricks.com/forums/topic/jquery-selector-div-variable/');
$doc = new DOMDocument();
$doc->loadHTML($page);
$divs = $doc->getElementsByTagName('div');
foreach($divs as $div) {
// Loop through the DIVs looking for one withan id of "content"
// Then echo out its contents (pardon the pun)
if ($div->getAttribute('class') === 'bbp-template-notice') {
echo $div->nodeValue;
}
}


It will just display an error in the console:


Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 500
(Internal Server Error)

Answer

This is what I always use:

$url = 'https://somedomain.com/somesite/';
$content = file_get_contents($url);
$first_step = explode( '<div id="thediv">' , $content );
$second_step = explode("</div>" , $first_step[1] );

echo $second_step[0];
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