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PHP Image Server Delete

How it works

  1. Code intercepts the image removed from the editor.
  2. Removing an image sends to the server a request to delete the image from disk.
  3. Once the request reaches the server, it deletes the image.

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Intercept image being removed

Removing an image from the editor triggers two events: froalaEditor.image.beforeRemove and froalaEditor.image.removed. You can use either of them to delete the image from the server, however it is recomended to use the second one, since at that point you make sure that the image was removed from the editable area.

Send request to the server

There is no built-in feature that makes the request to the server, however you can use an AJAX request.

<script>
  // Catch the image being removed.
  var editor = new FroalaEditor('.selector');

  editor.opts.events['image.removed'] = function (e, editor, $img) {
    $.ajax({
      // Request method.
      method: 'POST',

      // Request URL.
      url: '/delete_image.php',

      // Request params.
      data: {
        src: $img.attr('src')
      }
    })
    .done (function (data) {
      console.log ('Image was deleted');
    })
    .fail (function (err) {
      console.log ('Image delete problem: ' + JSON.stringify(err));
    })
  }
</script>

Delete the image

The server implementation is responsible for receiving the request and handling it appropriately. The code on the previous step makes the image path available in the $_POST['src'] variable. The FroalaEditor_Image::delete() method from the PHP SDK is expecting the path of the image to remove from disk.

Note: The path of the image is relative to the $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] global variable.

$response = FroalaEditor_Image::delete($_POST['src']);

Complete Example

<script>
  // Catch the image being removed.
  var editor = new FroalaEditor('.selector');

  editor.opts.events['image.removed'] = function (e, editor, $img) {
    $.ajax({
      // Request method.
      method: 'POST',

      // Request URL.
      url: '/delete_image.php',

      // Request params.
      data: {
        src: $img.attr('src')
      }
    })
    .done (function (data) {
      console.log ('Image was deleted');
    })
    .fail (function (err) {
      console.log ('Image delete problem: ' + JSON.stringify(err));
    })
  }
</script>
<?php

// Include the editor SDK.
require 'PATH_TO_FROALA_SDK/lib/froala_editor.php';

// Delete the image.
try {
  $response = FroalaEditor_Image::delete($_POST['src']);
  echo stripslashes(json_encode('Success'));
}
catch (Exception $e) {
  http_response_code(404);
}

?>

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