Binary to Text Converter

What is it?  Some years back I was playing around with messaging people in binary.  This is where you take a string and run it through a text to binary converter.  It produces a series of 0’s and 1’s that represent the digital form of the data.  Basically its a fun way to share “secret” messages to your friends.  One problem I ran into with other text to binary converters is that they could not handle large amounts of data.  So I created my own converter that can handle much larger sized strings.  So here is my original converter in all its glory: Binary to Text Converter

Well that converter is fine for standalone web pages.  However, what if I want to integrate something like that into WordPress?  That is when you need to create a plugin.  So to flex my PHP, Javascript, CSS, and Ajax skills I created a WordPress plugin.  Below are a couple of text fields with associated buttons for doing the conversions.  I learned quite a bit about WordPress writing the plugin.

To get you started try deciphering this secret message: “01010011 01100101 01100011 01110010 01100101 01110100 00100000 01001101 01100101 01110011 01110011 01100001 01100111 01100101 ”

Have fun!

Enter binary encoded data here:

Enter text encoded data here: