Open a world of new WordPress possibilities by developing your own plugins. Learn to create custom functionality for WordPress using the Plugin API and a little bit of PHP.
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Learn how to batch process images with the PHP GD functions. Watermark photos and generate different sizes ready for use in responsive web design.
Learn to use the intricate and sometimes underused capabilities of PHP's date and time functions to create, format, calculate, and compare dates and times.
Optimize your URLs for search engines and site visitors. Learn how to use the Apache mod_rewrite module to create clean URLs for PHP sites.
Learn about strict data types and scalar type hints in PHP 7. Find out how to use this new and controversial feature consistently in your own code.
Learn about the new features, improvements, and changes in PHP 7, including type declarations, new operators, and anonymous classes.
Learn how to use PHP to programmatically send email, including HTML email and personalized bulk email, with Swift Mailer, the free PHP library.
Learn how to use PHP, HTML, and CSS to dynamically modify styles in your scalable vector graphics (SVGs).
Learn how to store persistent PHP session data in a SQL server and create an auto-login system that recognizes returning users.
Learn how to load, extract, and manipulate data from XML documents with the SimpleXML extension for PHP.
Shows how OOP techniques can streamline database queries, help manage sessions, and simplify user logins.
Introduces the six most popular PHP frameworks—Zend, Symfony, CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Yii, and Laravel—and helps you make the right choice for your app development project.
Write better PHP code by following these popular (and time-tested) design patterns.
Explore solutions to common PHP programming challenges, and then compare the results with other programming languages in the Code Clinic series.
Learn everything you need to know to build applications with Laravel. These Laravel tutorials cover the finer points of this standout PHP framework: routing and filtering requests, working with layout templates, and integrating databases.
Learn how to use the iterators and data structures in the Standard PHP Library to traverse, filter, and sort data.
Learn how to reinforce your test-driven development (TDD) process by unit testing code with PHPUnit.
Build PHP applications the modern way with Symfony2, a popular PHP MVC framework.
Learn how to access and manipulate databases using the object-oriented PHP extensions PDO and MySQLi.
Learn how to meet the most important security challenges when developing websites with PHP.
Learn how to export data from a database with PHP in a variety of formats, including: rich text, CSV, Excel, Word, OpenOffice spreadsheets and documents, and even XML.
Develop a PHP class that requires only a few lines of code to handle single- and multi-file uploads both flexibly and securely.
Speed up your development with CakePHP, a popular open-source framework for developing PHP-based web applications.
Speed up your development with CodeIgniter, a fast and powerful PHP web application framework.
Discover the latest features and what's changed in PHP 5.5.
Use PEAR, PECL, and Composer to incorporate modular, reusable code in your PHP applications.
Shows how to integrate the principles of object-oriented programming into the build of a PHP-driven web page or application.
Demonstrates how to leverage PHP's built-in tools, as well as the Xdebug and Firebug extensions and FirePHP library to improve the quality of your code and reduce troubleshooting overhead.
Shows how to install the latest version of PHP, the popular web application server, and reviews the performance enhancements and language improvements in the 5.4 release.
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