As your navigation code grows and improves, you want to continually refactor it. One way to do this is to move the navigation in MySQL to a function. This online video describes the process of moving the navigation to a function in order to clean up your page and take care of the navigation for the page.
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Throughout this chapter we've been making improvements to our navigation. …And our navigation code has grown as we've added more features to it. …By now it's become a pretty large block of code on our PHP page. …To me, this is a signal that it might be time to do another round of refactoring. …Now there's two ways that we could go with this refactor. …First, we could move all of our navigation to a separate PHP page. …Maybe something called navigation.php. And then we could use include to include …that PHP page in whatever page we wanted to have our navigation displayed in.…
Or, the other choice is, we could move all of our navigation to a function, and …then when we call that function it would generate the HTML that we need for the navigation. …Either one of these approaches would work. …It's really just a matter of which coding style you prefer. …Would you rather work in HTML most of the time with some PHP sprinkled in, or would …you rather work in PHP most of the time with some HTML sprinkled in? …
- What is PHP?
- Installing and configuring PHP and MySQL
- Exploring data types
- Controlling code with logical expressions and loops
- Using PHP's built-in functions
- Writing custom functions
- Building dynamic webpages
- Working with forms and form data
- Using cookies and sessions to store data
- Connecting to MySQL with PHP
- Creating and editing database records
- Building a content management system
- Adding user authentication
Skill Level Beginner
PHP with MySQL Beyond the Basicswith Kevin Skoglund10h 26m Intermediate
1. PHP Overview
2. Mac Installation
3. Windows Installation
4. First Steps
5. Exploring Data Types
6. Control Structures: Logical Expressions
7. Control Structures: Loops
8. User-Defined Functions
10. Building Web Pages with PHP
11. Working with Forms and Form Data
12. Working with Cookies and Sessions
13. MySQL Basics
14. Using PHP to Access MySQL
15. Building a Content Management System (CMS)
16. Using Site Navigation to Choose Content
17. Application CRUD
18. Building the Public Area
19. Regulating Page Access
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