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So I've searched the web end on end looking for just the steps to get me in the right direction but can't seem to find it.

So what i'm trying to do is as follow:

Create a web application with php that has simple functionality.

Functionality as follows:

Firstly - It needs to go check a public facebook group to see if the group itself has made a post, and if so the app needs to return a circle. The circle will be an indication that there's been a public post.

Secondly - If there's been no public post it needs to display a different color circle.

Thirdly - if there were no schedule posts for that day it needs to display another different color circle.

I'm trying to do this WITHOUT facebook graph API and without access tokens. As far as i understand there's no need for tokens as its a public group making public posts.

I've also read up a but about php-curl but so far I can't manage to get what i'm looking for.

All i ask for is guidance in the right direction or what you can offer me.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Hello Alex Coetzee, and welcome to the Ranch!

I moved this thread to the PHP language thread.  The Ranch Office is only for questions about the Code Ranch site itself.
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