Practical PHP: Master the Basics and Code Dynamic Websites

Code Your Very Own Dynamic Websites by Learning PHP Through Real-World Application & Examples
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (12,757 ratings)
206,426 students
Practical PHP: Master the Basics and Code Dynamic Websites
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (12,757 ratings)
206,426 students
By the end of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the PHP fundamentals
Upon completion, you will have coded a handful of useful dynamic PHP examples
In the last section of this course, you focus on building a dynamic website for a restaurant
By the end of this course, you will be so excited about your newly acquired PHP skills and want to start converting all your websites to PHP!

Requirements

  • Internet Connection
  • Willingness to be awesome
  • Determination
  • Sense of humour
  • Code Editor
  • Some additional (free) tools
Description

Learn How to Code Dynamic Websites with PHP 5+ for absolute beginners! 

This course is a total beginners guide to coding dynamic websites with PHP so you need no prior knowledge or experience with PHP — although, it is a good idea if you know some HTML & CSS. (My beginner's guide Build a Website from Scratch with HTML & CSS will teach you everything you need to know about HTML & CSS.) 

Practical Hands-on Approach 

My approach with this course, like many of my courses, is to take a practical "hands on" approach. While there will be some theory involved — every single lesson requires you to get your hands dirty and exercise what you've learned in that specific lesson. I find this to be the best approach, because you're able to retain much more of what you learned, and therefore, get up and running with maximizing your practical knowledge of PHP quickly! 

Why Should I Learn PHP? 

So — why learn PHP? Well, PHP is a very powerful scripting language used by millions of websites. Some of the most popular websites and frameworks utilize PHP to build their dynamic websites. PHP works very well with HTML, and therefore will allow you to start coding dynamic websites quickly without having to learn some of the more complicated scripting languages out there. 

You Will Love This Course 

I think you're going to love this course, and you're going to especially love what you're going to learn. When I first started learning PHP, I couldn't wait to start implementing what I learned into my websites! I think you'll feel the same. 

It's Totally Free! 

Also, I am excited to be offering this course absolutely free for three reasons: 

  1. I don't want a purchasing decision to get in the way of you learning what I have to offer in this course.

  2. I want as many people as possible to be able access the content.

  3. I want to give you learning material so good that it should cost money.

The Final Project 

Throughout the course you will be building a handful of dynamic PHP examples, but in the last section of the course, we will build a dynamic website for a (fictional) restaurant. 

So, I invite you to join me in learning how to Code Dynamic Websites with PHP! 

Let's do this.

Who this course is for:
  • Total Beginners
  • Web Design Students
  • Graphic Designers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Owners
  • Bloggers
  • Web Designers
Course content
8 sections45 lectures6h 19m total length
  • Welcome!
    01:47
  • What is PHP?
    01:24
  • What does PHP do?
    01:08
  • Tools to Get Started
    07:23
  • The Course Files
    03:39
  • PHP Pop Quiz!
    2 questions
  • Your First PHP Web Page
    08:00
  • PHP Syntax
    03:17
  • PHP Variables
    03:10
  • More Variables
    02:56
  • Defining Constants
    03:25
  • Get Your Hands Dirty!
    15:25
  • PHP Arrays
    11:56
  • PHP Associative Arrays
    09:52
  • PHP Multi-Dimensional Arrays
    10:35
  • Get Your Hands Dirty!
    12:07
  • If Statements
    08:23
  • PHP Else
    07:18
  • PHP Elseif
    09:19
  • Get Your Hands Dirty!
    11:37
  • Comparison Operators
    19:12
  • Logical Operators
    12:20
  • Arithmetic Operators
    08:39
  • String Operators
    07:00
  • Assignment Operators
    07:54
  • While Loop
    06:51
  • For Loop
    04:49
  • Foreach Loop
    05:20
  • Do / While Loop
    04:22
  • Intro to PHP Functions
    13:17
  • Custom Functions
    07:22
  • Simple Arguments
    07:26
  • The Final Website
    05:09
  • Code a Basic Webpage Layout
    11:22
  • Templating a Global Header & Footer
    13:42
  • Dynamic Copyright & Hours of Operation
    14:21
  • Code a "Team Member" Array & Template
    17:30
  • Code a "Menu" Array & Template
    17:26
  • Understanding $_GET
    01:49
  • Code a "Menu Item" Dynamic Template
    15:55
  • Code a Simple Contact Form
    08:14
  • Understanding $_POST
    01:35
  • Simple Form Validation & Submission (Part 1)
    14:02
  • Simple Form Validation & Submission (Part 2)
    15:31
  • Uploading Your Website Live On The Web
    04:01
  • Wrap Up & Where to Go From Here!
    01:59

Instructors
Marketing Consultant at FreelancingFreedom.com
Brad Hussey
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 48,500 Reviews
  • 480,261 Students
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A highly skilled professional, Brad Hussey is a passionate and experienced freelancing web designer, developer, blogger and digital entrepreneur. Hailing from North Of The Wall (Yellowknife, Canada), Brad made the trek to the Wet Coast (Vancouver, Canada) to educate and equip himself with the necessary skills to become a spearhead in his trade of solving problems on the web, crafting design solutions, and speaking in code. 

Brad's determination and love for what he does has landed him in some pretty interesting places with some neat people. He's had the privilege of working with, and providing solutions for, numerous businesses, big & small, across the Americas. 

Brad builds custom websites, and provides design solutions for a wide-array of clientele at his company, Brightside Studios. He regularly blogs about passive income, living your life to the fullest, and provides premium quality web design tutorials and courses for tens of thousands of amazing people desiring to master the craft. 

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What are people saying about Brad? 

"[Brad is] the BEST coding instructor on the planet. Brad has a passion for teaching and he does it with joy. He pours his heart into his lessons and makes you feel at ease. It's just like having your best buddy having a chat with you - only this time, you are learning valuable skills. He's the type of guy who is passionate about transforming people's lives through his lessons. He's not after the money. He truly wants you to succeed. Three hearty cheers to Brad - the best coding instructor on planet Earth."

— Cicero, Brad's student

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