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Class: PHP StackExchange API
Access the StackExchange sites using its API
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php-stack-api is a php SDK for StackExchange api version 2.2. Now you can easily access and hanlde all of StackApps Apis. Lets enjoy :)


  • CURL
  • PHP 5.5.9 +


To install this package with your project, just run this command in your terminal from project root.

composer require nahid/php-stack-api


After installation complete successfully, you have to configure it correctly. This package is also Laravel compatible.


Open config/app.php and add this line end of the providers array


and then run this command in your terminal to publish config file

php artisan vendor: publish --provider="Nahid\StackApis\StackApiServiceProvider"

When you run this command stackapi.php config file will be copy config directory of your project. Now open app/stackapi.php and file the credentials with your StackApps application.

return [
    'client_id' => 1234,
    'client_secret' => 'application-client-secret',
    'key' => 'application-key-value',
    'redirect_uri' => '',

Pure PHP Project

There are no special configuration for pure PHP project. You have to pass configuration data when the class is instantiated.

require 'vendor/autoload.php';

use Nahid\StackApis\StackApi;

$config = [
    'client_id' => 1234,
    'client_secret' => 'application-client-secret',
    'key' => 'application-key-value',
    'redirect_uri' => '',
$stackApi = new StackApi($config);


Its has a lots of functionalities. When all of these are configured, you just use it like what you what.

At first you need to authenticate an user with your project. So make a authentication link.

<a href="<?= get_stack_api_auth_url(); ?>">Authenticate</a>

Its make a authentication url for StackExchange and get access_token with your redirect_url. Now you are an authorized user and access all API from this package.

Get Currently Authenticated Users Data

API URI: /me

For Laravel

$me = StackApi::me()->get();

Pure PHP

$stackApi = new StackApi($config);
$me = $stackApi->me()->get();

Users Information By User ID

API URI: /users/{ids}

For Laravel

$me = StackApi::users(1234)->get();

Pure PHP

$stackApi = new StackApi($config);
$me = $stackApi->users(1234)->get();

Here all of these data are Objects. So you can easily handle it.

The Easy Way

This package is well formatted as like as RestAPI URI. Really you amazed to see it.

For example, you want to get data where URI is /users/{ids}/comments so the method will look like these

$data = StackApi::users($id)->comments()->get();

Or, if the URI is /users/{id}/network-activity so the method will be

$data = StackApi::users($id)->networkActivity()->get();

> Note: 1. every URI you can call as PHP method chaining as per URI format. > 2. If you have a hyphen (-) separated URI, it will transform to camel case(camelCase) when you called as a method > 3. Every URI parameter goes to method parameter as per URI format.

Here the final example, if you have a URI like /badges/{ids}/recipients

$data = StackApi::badges($id)->recipients()->get();

Available Methods

  • `makeAuthUri()`
  • `getAccessToken()`
  • `info([$site[, $sort]])`
  • `me()`
  • `users($ids)`
  • `user($id)`
  • `get([$site[, $page[, $pageSize[, $sort[, $order[, $dateRange[, $minDate]]]]]]])`
  • `isExpired()`
  • `destroyAccessToken()`

For more about StackApps API you can read documentation

Thank you :)