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PHP Telegram Bot API Package: Build a bot that can interact with Telegram users

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telegram-bot-api 1.0.0MIT/X Consortium ...5PHP 5, Web services, Logging, Chat
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This package can build a bot that can interact with Telegram users.

It can send Web requests to the Web server of the Telegram API to perform several types of operations that developers can use to implement a Telegram bot.

Currently, it can:

- Send generic Telegram API requests

- Define text patterns that the bot will be able to detect to trigger specific response messages

- Define keyboard buttons that can appear to respond to specific telegram messages that the users can send

- Log chatbot messages

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Telegram is a well-known chat application that provides an API to build powerful bot applications. Those bot applications can interact with users automatically.

Some Telegram features allow users to answer questions using buttons or typing text using only specific keyboard characters.

This package takes advantage of the Telegram features to implement more user-friendly chatbot applications written in PHP quickly.

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Telegram bot api

Install

composer require mateodioev/tgbot

git clone https://github.com/Mateodioev/tgbot

First step

require __DIR__ . 'path/to/vendor/autoload.php';

Api

Make request to telegram api

use Mateodioev\Bots\Telegram\Api;
$api = new Api($bot_token, $endpoint);
$api->request('methodName', $params=[]);

$enpoint Is optional parameter, can be telegram bot api url or custom bot api

Core

Add magic methods __call and __callStatic

use Mateodioev\Bots\Telegram\Core;
$core = new Core($bot_token);
// https://core.telegram.org/bots/api#available-methods
$core->sendMessage($params);

If you want to use static methods you need some env vars

$_ENV['BOT_TOKEN']; // Bot token
$_ENV['BOT_API_LINK']; // (optional) Telegram bot api link or custom server

Inline

Methods to create results to answer inline query

use Mateodioev\Bots\Telegram\{Inline, Methods};
$methods = new Methods($token);
$inline = new Inline;

$result = $methods->answerInlineQuery($inline_id, [
  // https://core.telegram.org/bots/api#inlinequeryresult
  $inline->Article([
    'title' => 'The world ends in 2030!!',
    'input_message_content' => $inline->InputMessageContent('This is fake news...'),
  ]),
  $inline->Article([
    'title' => 'How to create fake news?',
    'input_message_content' => $inline->InputMessageContent("Too easy ..."),
    'reply_markup' => (string) Buttons::create()->addCeil(['text' => 'learn more here', 'url' => 'https://fake.news'])
  ])
]);

Methods

Default methods

use Mateodioev\Bots\Telegram\Methods;
$methods = new Methods($token);
$methods->method_name($params);

Buttons

Create keyboards

use Mateodioev\Bots\Telegram\Buttons;
$button = Buttons::create()
->addCeil(['text' => 'Button 1', 'callback_data' => 'test'])
->addCeil(['text' => "I'm link", 'url' => 'https://t.me/'])
->AddLine()->addCeil(['text' => 'Button in new line', 'url' => 'https://t.me']);

echo $button; // Return JSON object string

TelegramLogger

Activate php log and send to telegram channel

use Mateodioev\Bots\Telegram\TelegramLogger as Logger;

Logger::Activate($dir); // Directory where you want a file with the php logs to be stored
Loger::Warning($message); // send to telegram channel

__callStatic needs a $_ENV[CHANNEL_LOG] with the value of a chat_id where logs are send

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