Learn the fundamentals of PHP, one of the most popular languages of modern web development.
Time to completeApprox. 25 hours
Certificate of completionIncluded with paid plans
Prerequisites1 courseWe suggest you complete the following courses before you get started with Learn PHP:
- Learn HTML
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
Syllabus17 lessons • 12 projects • 14 quizzes
Hands-on learningDon’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.
Projects in this course
World TravelerHelp a weary traveler convert their various international currencies into USD.
Mad Lib FunctionsIt’s time for you to start building your own functions in PHP. Creating reusable blocks of code is an extremely useful skill in any language. Get started practicing in PHP with this mad lib project!
The Hitchhiker's Guide to PHP Math FunctionsExplore the universe of PHP documentation and find the PHP functions you need for your journey. Applying them correctly will yield the answer to life, the universe, and everything.
Reviews from learners
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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.