Skill Path

Learn PHP

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

Includes PHP, PHP Basics, PHP and HTML, and more.

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6,129 learners enrolled
  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    4 weeks
  • Certificate of completion

    Yes
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this skill path

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 skill path, 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

8 units • 17 lessons • 12 projects • 14 quizzes
  • 1

    Introduction to the Learn PHP Skill Path

    Welcome to the Learn PHP Skill Path!

  • 2

    PHP Variables, Strings, and Numbers

    Learn about variables, strings, and numbers in PHP.

  • 3

    PHP Functions

    Learn about user-defined and built-in functions in PHP.

  • 4

    PHP Conditionals and Logic

    Learn about various operators and conditionals in PHP.

  • 5

    PHP Arrays and Loops

    Learn about the different types of arrays and loops in PHP.

  • 6

    PHP and HTML

    Learn how to embed PHP logic into HTML documents and handle HTML form submission with PHP.

  • 7

    PHP Classes and Objects

    Learn about creating and manipulating classes and objects in PHP.

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

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    Codecademy Learner @ UK
  • Brilliant learning experience. Very interactive. Literally a game changer if you're learning on your own.
    John-Andrew
    Codecademy Learner @ USA

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What's included in skill paths

  • 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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