by trolo
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Hi I want to learn PHP can anybody suggest how I can learn PHP.
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    • Profile picture of the author DEaFeYe
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      • Profile picture of the author andrejvasso
        Originally Posted by DEaFeYe View Post

        FYP, but glad to see I'm not the only one who enjoys posting these
        I couldnt live without posting at least two lmgtfy links per day. Especially on this forum!
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  • Profile picture of the author mpchekuri
    If you are a beginner you can learn php here w3schools .com/php. This is a place you can learn easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    In my opinion, posting "Let me google that for you" link as a reply is not better than asking such a question. Sometimes, good resources can not be found by Google easily.

    Here is two video tutorial sites that I found to be most useful and they do not show up in the first 30 results when you search for "learn php":

    phpacademy - Video Tutorials - start with PHP Basics.
    BetterPHP :: Free PHP Tutorials - start with PHP Basics.
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    • Profile picture of the author andrejvasso
      Originally Posted by Nail Yener View Post

      In my opinion, posting "Let me google that for you" link as a reply is not better than asking such a question. Sometimes, good resources can not be found by Google easily.

      Here is two video tutorial sites that I found to be most useful and they do not show up in the first 30 results when you search for "learn php":

      phpacademy - Video Tutorials - start with PHP Basics.
      BetterPHP :: Free PHP Tutorials - start with PHP Basics.
      You are wrong (in my opionion ). Posting lmgtfy links encourages users to finally do something on their own instead of always asking for everything and relying on others (just read some of the question that are being asked in here).

      Oh and btw, EVERYTHING can be found by using Google. You just have to use it and maybe take a bit time to modify search terms (and there lmgtfy comes in again).
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    • Profile picture of the author jamielynch
      Originally Posted by Nail Yener View Post

      Here is two video tutorial sites that I found to be most useful and they do not show up in the first 30 results when you search for "learn php":

      phpacademy - Video Tutorials - start with PHP Basics.
      BetterPHP :: Free PHP Tutorials - start with PHP Basics.
      Thanks for those man...I'm looking to learn a bit of php as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomos Wyn
    Nail - most cases I would agree with you, answering questions with proper links and personal experience can be invaluable to the one who asked the question(s).

    But, when you see multiple topics about the same thing popping up day in day out, and people obviously not taking the time to search the forums to see if there are any relevant posts it get annoying.

    I mean, when I wanted to learn PHP, I googled. I read some of the PHP manual. I browsed forums. I read tutorials. It really isn't that hard of a thing to do if your wanting to learn.
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    • Profile picture of the author PaulCook
      Originally Posted by Tomos Wyn View Post

      Nail - most cases I would agree with you, answering questions with proper links and personal experience can be invaluable to the one who asked the question(s).

      But, when you see multiple topics about the same thing popping up day in day out, and people obviously not taking the time to search the forums to see if there are any relevant posts it get annoying.

      I mean, when I wanted to learn PHP, I googled. I read some of the PHP manual. I browsed forums. I read tutorials. It really isn't that hard of a thing to do if your wanting to learn.
      Couldn't agree more, everything there is to be said on this subject, someone already said! Just search forum, if you don't want to use Google :/
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  • Profile picture of the author typingservices
    Originally Posted by trolo View Post

    Hi I want to learn PHP can anybody suggest how I can learn PHP.
    Video tutorials is the fast and easy way to learn PHP. There are number of videos available in youtube and video.google that become very useful to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmstud
    What is your current level and how do you want to learn?
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  • Profile picture of the author windso0
    PHP is the scripting language can be embedded into HTML , used for develop web applications. Every type of websites can create with the help of this language. This language can run almost on every operating system and platform. Java, .Net, Perl and many more are language used for creating websites with its different and useful functionality. PHP language have some popular features and functionality which makes it popularity among developers.
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    • Profile picture of the author abdurrahman
      Before to learn php u should have to learn html,css then u can learn easily php
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  • Profile picture of the author neojiphre
    W3schools is a terrible resource.

    I suggest you start looking at doing some projects, like phpwebcommerce.com
    if you want to learn how it works.

    Start with learning the basic syntax (incl variables, operators, etc), then using the builtin functions, conditional statements, arrays.

    Then retrieving data from database.
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  • Profile picture of the author Codez
    do not use W3Schools

    PHPFreaks and Tizag can be of much help, but the most help is to dissect as many php scripts as you can. this will give you the hands on learning that you will need to succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sergiu FUNIERU
    I think that the best way is to see how a PHP application is made, instead of trying to learn all the language details.

    Install WordPress, and make some minor changes to the theme. For instance, try to display a different page to the users who came from your list than the one you display to your regular list. The purpose of this is simple : you want to display the download links only to people subscribed to your membership site.

    Here's an example:
    Spiritual Healing For Your Soul - download it free ยท Free MRR

    This should be the only difference between your leads and your visitors - only the leads have the download links. It's not hard to do in PHP. Every application you made increases both your knowledge and your confidence in your abilities to learn PHP.

    Sergiu FUNIERU
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  • Profile picture of the author TheGP
    trolo, mmmm... do u try to practice?)) it can help, for example it was my way 5 years ago)
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  • Profile picture of the author Speedyapoc
    Look at the W3Schools and other online resources. Remember to be search savvy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Enetwork
    You can find online php class from India, or Bangladesh.

    It will be the best for you
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidWincent
    You can refer some online tutorials for PHP. You must search google. Practice PHP programs on your computer so that you will be clear about the concepts of PHP.
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    • Profile picture of the author vServer Center
      Try to get a server with CakePHP installed. It is much easier to program PHP with CakePHP.

      But if you really want to be a good PHP programmer, ready some PHP books and do a lot PHP coding.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelcook2003
    Practice and join an Open Source Community where you can interact with real programmers. Be patient, don't be discouraged if something doesn't sink in right away. It will come with time.
    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author wordcatcher
    Patience, persistance and some tutorials
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  • Profile picture of the author globalpageindia
    I think you should go with Google. When you search in Google for PHP Tutorials, it will provide so many options for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Earnie Boyd
    lmgtfy is good when it's obvious recent posts cover the same topic.

    Personal experience is good for a topic if it is the first time you've given that post, in subsequent posts you can give a link to the original. Also use lmgtfy with this experience.

    Using Open Source projects is a good way to learn the language. Start by looking at index.php of the project and start digging in using php.net to search for documentation for PHP functions and the API reference manual of the project for the locally developed API.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Lin
    In my opinion, the best way to learn PHP is by looking at examples. I have learnt to code in PHP for years but forgets many syntax LOL. That's because I don't want to reinvent the wheel. Copy the examples, modify and combine with other examples. That's how you code fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author deejayundoo
    The best place to start as a beginner is W3Schools Online Web Tutorials
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  • Profile picture of the author jazoo
    Do you have any web development or programming experience? I think how you approach learning a new language will depend on your background.

    If you're totally new to any server side programming then you could have a look at teamtreehouse (a paid service) or thenewboston (I'm not affiliated with either of these sites, I just think they're both good resources).

    I'm not allowed to post links yet so you'll have to search for the names on Google. They should be easy enough to find.
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  • Profile picture of the author sharonhurley
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    PHP is probably the easiest to learn language available nowadays. Take a look on the book "Beginning PHP5, Apache, and MySQL Web Development (Programmer to Programmer)". Good luck!
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  • Its w3schools.com and php.net
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    I'm learning PHP now and taking help from W3schools.com
    I'm sure this is the great platform to learn any types of language..
    Hope you'll like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author annife polak
    Hi,

    as you can see there is a lot of threads like this. As long as you creating a new one I would recommend you to watch tutorial videos on youtube. You can find very useful and meaningful videos for beginners. Keep going.

    Anni
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  • Profile picture of the author eluminousdev
    1. W3CSCHOOLS site would be the good option for online help
    2. Google "PHP MANUAL Free download" , download .chm manual, it will help you with good sample examples and it will work you for OFFLINE

    Hope this will help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author seo_submission
    Youtube Tutorials will be best to learn PHP. You can watch some videos this will be easy to understand.
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  • Profile picture of the author seokid
    PHPFreaks and Tizag can be of much help, but the most help is to dissect as many php scripts as you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Linda brown
    If you want to learn PHP. It's good , you can easy learn by w3schools.com
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  • Profile picture of the author williamxaviers
    Probably there are 2-3 ways to learn PHP. Firstly, either in the well recognized tutorial or institute and secondly from the books or from online internet site. However there are many online sites which can be referred to learn programming language.
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  • Profile picture of the author madelinekim
    Originally Posted by trolo View Post

    Hi I want to learn PHP can anybody suggest how I can learn PHP.
    The online PHP manual is basically the most broad manual for any programming language that is open source and out there on the web. This is the best option for you to learn as I think learning through this is simple and easy to purchase.
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  • As of my thoughts W3Schools and php. about dotcom are good resources to learn online.
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    First off all show your interest very much for php,then download php manual from php.net site,download book "beginning php5",use tools like wamp or xampp server,DW as a editor.Then get set go.
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  • Profile picture of the author antac
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    Learning a new language (programming or otherwise) can be a bit overwhelming. Many people just don't know where to start and give up before they even begin.
    php.about(dot)com/od/learnphp/ss/phpbasics.htm
    I'm sure this site will help you. You can check it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author enterscope
    I would practice by downloading free scripts from hotscripts.com and modifying them to do what you want. When you run into a problem you can google for the solution and over time you will learn a lot of tricks first hand.
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