Beginners PHP Articles:

PHP Video: always MySQL with PHP?

June 3, 2009

Hi, In this HD video (running time: 4:06), I answer a question put to me recently: Should you always use MySQL as your database when working with PHP? Yes, this is a beginners question, I know. Nonetheless, it is a legitimate question that I think is worthy of comment. In answering this question though, I…

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How to Build a Content Management System

October 5, 2008

OK, I just tricked you! This article is not going to teach you how to build a content management system with PHP from scratch. Why not? … Because building a content management system from scratch is (probably) a really dumb idea!! Now that I come to think about it, building any of the most commonly…

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SQL insert statements in PHP

July 19, 2008

Hi, I’ve finally released my first video on using SQL statements in PHP pages. This is the next step after connecting to a MySQL database. I hope you find the videos useful. Stefan Mischook

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How to call functions from another class.

July 19, 2008

Many of my articles and videos are based on questions that I see popping up in the php forums or in emails sent to me personally. Recently I was asked by someone how they could call a function found in one class, in another. This may seem like basic stuff to those of us who…

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Why build all your web pages in PHP?

May 15, 2008

I recently had this question put to me by a web designer who was considering the idea of using PHP pages in her websites: “Why build all your pages in PHP … Why not use standard .html pages?” She then expanded the question to: “What I mean is…… what’s the benefit to building ALL sites…

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April 1, 2008

Hi, I’ve managed to upload new video tutorials on SQL basics. At this point, I’ve covered the four big SQL statments: INSERT SELECT UPDATE DELETE You can view the videos here: Basic SQL Statements Video Tutorials. Now that we have that covered, my next videos will be on using PHP to connect to and work…

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March 31, 2008

Hi, I’ve just put up a new sub-section on SQL – the language of relational databases. This is beginners stuff, so if you’re a know-it-all nerd, you can ignore this. On the otherhand, if you’re new to the database thing (mySQL for example) then these first couple of videos should help you get started. Videos…

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PHP Video Tutorials for iPods

February 20, 2008

Because of recent demand, I decided to release my PHP video tutorials in iPod format – that means they play on your iPod. 🙂 … OK, you guys guessed that one. These video were originally intended for viewing on a computer monitor, so some of the code examples will be harder to read since iPod…

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PHP Sessions Video Tutorials – Part 3

February 17, 2008

This is part 3 (of 3) of my video tutorials that introduces PHP sessions to beginners. The video: PHP session video tutorial – part 3 Notes from the videos: Session ID: PHP sessions create a unique id that is passed on to the user by either a cookie or in the URL string. To be…

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PHP Sessions Video Tutorials – Part 2

February 15, 2008

This is the part 2 of 3 of my videos that introduces the beginner to PHP sessions. In this video, I get into practical examples where we see basic PHP sessions in action. PHP session video tutorial – part 2 Thanks, Stefan Mischook

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