You can install twilio-php via PEAR or by downloading the source.
Via PEAR (>= 1.9.3):
PEAR is a package manager for PHP. Open a command line and use these PEAR commands to download the helper library:
$ pear channel-discover twilio.github.com/pear $ pear install twilio/Services_Twilio
If you get the following message:
$ -bash: pear: command not found
you can install PEAR from their website, or download the source directly.
twilio-php is available on Packagist as the
Download the source code
Click here to download the source (.zip) which includes all dependencies.
Once you download the library, move the twilio-php folder to your project directory and then include the library file:
and you're good to go!
A Brief Introduction
With version 3.0 we've simplified interaction with the Twilio REST API. No more manually creating URLS or parsing XML/JSON. You now interact with resources directly. Follow the Quickstart Guide to get up and running right now. The User Guide shows you how to get the most out of twilio-php.
Send an SMS
<?php // Install the library via PEAR or download the .zip file to your project folder. // This line loads the library require('/path/to/twilio-php/Services/Twilio.php'); $client = new Services_Twilio('AC123', '123'); $message = $client->account->sms_messages->create( '9991231234', // From a valid Twilio number '8881231234', // Text this number "Hello monkey!" ); print $message->sid;
Make a Call
<?php // Install the library via PEAR or download the .zip file to your project folder. // This line loads the library require('/path/to/twilio-php/Services/Twilio.php'); $sid = "ACXXXXXX"; // Your Account SID from www.twilio.com/user/account $token = "YYYYYY"; // Your Auth Token from www.twilio.com/user/account $client = new Services_Twilio($sid, $token); $call = $client->account->calls->create( '9991231234', // From a valid Twilio number '8881231234', // Call this number // Read TwiML at this URL when a call connects (hold music) 'http://twimlets.com/holdmusic?Bucket=com.twilio.music.ambient' );
To control phone calls, your application needs to output
Services_Twilio_Twiml to easily create such responses.
<?php require('/path/to/twilio-php/Services/Twilio.php'); $response = new Services_Twilio_Twiml(); $response->say('Hello'); $response->play('https://api.twilio.com/cowbell.mp3', array("loop" => 5)); print $response;
That will output XML that looks like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Response> <Say>Hello</Say> <Play loop="5">https://api.twilio.com/cowbell.mp3</Play> <Response>
The documentation for twilio-php is hosted at Read the Docs. Click here to read our full documentation.
- PHP >= 5.2.1
- The PHP JSON extension