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Learn PHP

Learn the fundamentals of PHP, one of the most popular languages of modern web development.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 25 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
  • Prerequisites

    1 course

About this course

PHP is a widely used server-side scripting language that has become increasingly fast and powerful through the years. You can also use it on the front-end since PHP can be embedded right into HTML. These features make learning PHP a great option for any web developer. In this course, you’ll work through PHP fundamental programming concepts and gain the skills necessary to develop programs in PHP.

Skills you'll gain

  • Fundamental programming concepts

  • Use PHP with HTML forms

  • Create classes and objects

Syllabus

17 lessons • 12 projects • 14 quizzes
The platform

Hands-on learning

Don’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Animated demonstration of running code in Codecademy's learning environment
Meet the creator of the course
Jiwon Shin
Senior Curriculum Developer at Codecademy
Jiwon is a Senior Curriculum Developer at Codecademy. She has created courses across the web development catalog on languages such as JavaScript, PHP, and CSS, frameworks like React and Node.js, and the Front-End Engineer Career Path. She also created courses on p5.js, build tools, and Intro to UI and UX Design.

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Practice projects

Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.

Assessments

Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.

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Frequently asked questions about PHP

  • PHP (PHP Hypertext Processor) is an open-source programming language used to build some of the background systems and processes that websites need to function. It’s widely used, found in 77.4% of websites according to W3, and its simple, forgiving syntax makes it well-suited for beginners.