Upload Cover Photo to Facebook via PHP

Here is a tutorial to upload a Cover Photo on Facebook via PHP. We will need Facebook Application ID and Secret, and Facebook files from Github.com then upload to your web space only the src folder. Now create a file called upload.php and upload it to your web space. Open upload.php with notepad and add this code:

<?php
 /**
 * @package Upload cover to facebook via php
 * @version 1.0
 * @author http://socialdevelopers.wordpress.com/
 */
ini_set('display_errors', 1);
 error_reporting(E_ALL);

 require 'src/facebook.php';

 $facebook = new Facebook(array(
 'appId' => "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", //Facebook App ID
 'secret' => "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx", // Facebook App Secret
 "cookie" => true,
 'fileUpload' => true
 ));

 $user_id = $facebook->getUser();

 if($user_id == 0 || $user_id == "")
 {
 $login_url = $facebook->getLoginUrl(array(
 'redirect_uri' => 'http://socialdevelopers.wordpress.com/upload.php?cover='.$_GET['cover'].'', // Replace with your site url
 'scope' => "publish_stream,user_photos"));

 echo "<script type='text/javascript'>top.location.href = '$login_url';</script>";
 exit();
 }

 //get user album
 $albums = $facebook->api("/me/albums");
 $album_id = ""; 
 foreach($albums["data"] as $item){
 if($item["type"] == "cover_photo"){
 $album_id = $item["id"];
 break;
 }
 }

 //set timeline cover atributes 
 $full_image_path = realpath($_GET['cover']);
 $args = array('message' => 'Uploaded from hhttp://socialdevelopers.wordpress.com/');
 $args['image'] = '@' . $full_image_path;

 //upload cover photo to Facebook
 $data = $facebook->api("/me/photos", 'post', $args);
 $picture = $facebook->api('/'.$data['id']);

 $fb_image_link = 'http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?preview_cover='.$data['id'].''; //redirect to uploaded facebook cover and change it
 echo "<script type='text/javascript'>top.location.href = '$fb_image_link';</script>";
?>

Now that just type in the URL of your site followed by the name of the image file and you’re done!

For example: http://socialdevelopers.wordpress.com/upload.php?cover=image.jpg

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