Introduction to Dynamic Website Development using PHP
Whichever authoring tool you use, and however much it simplifies the coding process, there is great benefit to be had from understanding PHP structures properly. Our course teaches PHP syntax, server side operations and the SQL commands that will let you get started with creating robust data driven PHP pages.
Introduction What is PHP? What can it do? Advantages of PHP How it works Necessary Setup Installing PHP Installing MySQL PHP Syntax How to Save Your PHP Pages Creating a simple HTML & PHP Page The Semicolon White Space PHP Variables A Simple Variable Example Variable Naming Conventions The Echo Function Outputting a String Echoing Quotes Echoing Variables PHP Strings String Creation Using Single and Double Quotes Concatenation PHP Operators Assignment Operators Arithmetic Operators Comparison Operators String Operators Combination Arithmetic & Assignment Operators Increment & Decrement Using Comments in PHP Comment Syntax Single Line Comments Multiple Line Comments Good Commenting Practices Server-Side Includes The Include Function Using the Include Function PHP Require Function Require vs Include Conditional Statements The If Statement If/Else Conditional Statment Elseif PHP Switch Statement Switch Statement: Default Case Using PHP With HTML Forms Creating the HTML Form PHP Form Processor PHP Arrays A Numerically Indexed Array Associative Arrays Looping in PHP While Loop For Loop For Each Loop Do While Loop Using PHP with a database Connecting to a database Querying a database Displaying error messages Introduction to SQL What is SQL? Using SELECT Using INSERT, DELETE and UPDATE Filtering search results Using PHP with SQL
Displaying data on the page Using loops to access all data Inserting, deleting and updating a record Dates