Beginners PHP

This is a complete and free PHP programming course for beginners. Everything you need to get started is set out in section one below.
> PHP Section One – An Introduction to PHP
1. What is PHP and Why do I need it?

2. What you need to get started

3. Installing and testing Easy PHP4. Troubleshooting
> PHP Two – Getting Started With Variables
1. What is a Variable?2. Putting text into variables3. Variables – some practice

4. More variable practice

5. Joining direct text and variable data

6. Adding up in PHP7. Subtraction8. Multiplication

9. Division

10. Floating point numbers

> PHP Three – Conditional Logic
1. If Statements2. Using If Statements3. if … else

4. if … else if

5. Comparison Operators

6. NOT Equal To

7. Less Than and Greater Than8. What these mean: <=, >=9. The Switch Statement

10. Logical Operators

11. Boolean Values

12. Operator Precedence – a List

> PHP Four – Working with HTML Forms
1. The HTML Form2. The Method Attribute3. The Post Attribute

4. The Action Attribute

5. The Submit button

6. Getting values from a Text Box

7. Checking if the Submit button was clicked8. More on the ACTION attribute9. Keep data the user entered

10. PHP and Radio Buttons

11. PHP and Checkboxes

> PHP Five – Programming Loops
1. For Loops2. A Times Table Programme3. The Code for the PHP Times Table 4. While Loops5. Do … While loops6. The break statement
> PHP Six – Arrays in PHP
1. What is an Array?2. Setting up an Array in PHP3. Getting at the values stored in Arrays

4. Arrays – Using Text as Keys

5. Arrays and For Each

6. Sorting Array values7. Random Keys from an Array8. The count function

9. Some Array Scripts

> PHP Seven – String Manipulation
1. Changing Case2. Trimming White Space3. Shuffle characters

4. Finding String Positions with strpos

5. Splitting a line of text6. Joining text into a single line7. PHP and Escaping

8. String function list

> PHP Eight – Create your own Functions
1. An Introduction to Functions2. Variable scope and functions3. Functions and Arguments

4. A Function to check for blank text boxes

5. Getting values out of functions

6. By Ref, By Val7. PHP Server Variables8. HTTP Header() Function

9. The INCLUDE( ) Function

> PHP Nine – Security Issues
1. Security Issues And Form Elements2. htmlspecialchars( ) 3. strip_tags( )
> PHP Ten – Working With Files In PHP
1. An Introduction to Working With Files In PHP2. Opening a file with readfile( )3. Opening a file with fopen( )

4. Options for fopen( )

5. Writing to files6. Working with CSV files7. Reading a text file into an array

8. File Locations

> PHP Eleven – Date and Time Functions in PHP

1. The date( ) function2. Using the date( ) function
3. The getdate( ) Function
> PHP Twelve – PHP and MySQL
1. What you need for these Tutorials2. Creating a database using phpMyAdmin 3. Setting up Fields in database tables4. Adding records to a MySQL Table
> PHP Thirteen – Manipulate a MySQL Database
1. Access a MySQL database with PHP code2. Reading records from a MySQL database3. Adding records to a MySQL database

4. Magic Quotes

5. SQL injection

6. Create a Table using SQL7. Updating a record in a table8. Deleting a record in a table

9. Using WHERE to limit the data returned

> Walkthrough One – PHP User Authentication
1. PHP User Authentication – Introduction2. The login page3. Checking if the user is logged on 4. Log Out5. Register a new user6. Other considerations
> Walkthrough Two – Build your own PHP Survey/Poll Application
1. Build your own Survey Application – Intro2.The Database for the Survey3. Setting a question – the code 4. The Code for the Survey5. Add the Vote to the Database6. Viewing the Results of the Survey
> Walkthrough Three – How to Build an Online Forum: the database
1. Introduction to the Forum2. Setting up a Database for a bigger project3. The Forum Sections Table 4. The Members Table5. The Post Tables6. The Reply Tables
> Walkthrough Four – The Code for the Forum
1. Code Strategies and Objectives2. The forumTest.php page3. The pageThread.php page

4. 2D Arrays and PHP

5. How many replies are there for each post

6. Find out which member posted

7. Print the table out

8. The pageReply.php Code9. The Reply Form10. The results.php page

11. Posting a Topic on the Forum

12. The resultsP.php page

13. Final Project

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