Teach Yourself PHP

One of the many aspects involved with setting up a website or amending a website is dealing with files that have the .php extension.  The term “php” stands for  PHP: hypertext preprocessor.  I have found that more and more files that I deal with are php files and that HTML (hypertext markup language) files are not the dominant type of file format as they one were.  PHP and HTML are both programming languages that use there own programming formats.  Over the course of time and depending upon your website development desires, it may become necessary to familiarize yourself with how to develop and write files in one or both languages.  For the purpose of this post, I will be dealing with how to teach yourself PHP.

The PHP logo displaying the Handel Gothic font.

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Now what is the purpose of PHP?  PHP is a scripting language that assists in the development of websites and it can be incorporated into HTML.  Outside of that, I will have to admit that I don’t know much about it.  Click on the following link to get a more in-depth explanation from Wikipedia that describes PHP:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP

What got me to write this post was that I was recently involved with some editing to some .php files on one of my WordPress blogs.  I ended up basically having to compare an initial php file with an identical file that I wanted to edit (I wanted to omit the author name and dates from the blog posts) and basically change various sections of the file on a hit and miss basis.  Now granted there were plenty of “tips” available on how to do this but I found that various WordPress themes had different formats for the variables that I was interested in changing.

So this whole experiment that consisted of “try-this” then “try-that” got me to think more about learning about the PHP language.  I consider myself a bit dangerous with HTML so I thought “why not teach yourself php” as well?  Now with my current schedule, I don’t have any time to take night classes and I am not in the mindset right now to buy a software program that is loaded with tutorials on how to learn php.

So lo and behold I perused through the pages on a membership site that I belong to and came across an ebook titled “PHP for Beginners.”  I thought “great!,” I can start learning more about PHP and I decided that I would offer it to my readers as well.  Not only that, I am going to offer it Gratis and it will come with sales pages and Master Resell Rights.  That way I will not only provide you with a gift, you can turn around and promote this yourself if you are so inclined.

So in closing, if you are in the newbie stage when it comes to php, I highly encourage you to download this eBook and check it out.  Add your knowledge of this scripting language to your entrepeurial repertoire.  Take advantage of this opportunity to teach yourself php and embrace what it has to offer.  Who knows, what you learn may be just what it takes for you to surpass any online competition.  To download your copy of PHP for Beginners, click on the following link:  Teach Yourself PHP.  Note: This is a large file and may take a while to load based upon your Internet connection.  After you have had a chance to go through this eBook, please come back and leave a comment.  I would very much appreciate knowing how this works out for you.

As always………..

Best Wishes and here’s to you “Making It Happen!”


 

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