Improve Your WordPress Skills, Learn PHP Programming…

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One of the great things about WordPress is that you don’t need to be a programmer to be able to make a great website. Indeed with no programming knowledge, you can make anything from a portfolio website to a full-blown e-commerce solution.

However, just knowing a little about PHP can help give you the edge. It can help with a greater understanding of your website is structured, and how your plugins and themes interact with your site. This can be essential knowledge when problem-solving your site and may help you should the worst happen to your site!

Here’s a few resources you may find useful in developing your PHP knowledge…

Learn PHP for WordPress (tutsplus)

Heres a great introduction to PHP from tutsplus. In this free 2-hour series of videos, Rachel McCollin goes through the basics of PHP with a focus on PHP Functions, Hooks, Loops and Arrays.

Learn PHP (Codeacademy)

If you want to then take it a step further, Codeacademy has a 25-hour course available for free (with a pro option) that will guide you through the fundamentals of PHP in more detail. Whilst not focussed on WordPress this course will give you a thorough grounding in the basics of PHP programming.

Become a WordPress Developer (Udemy)

Brad Schiff has written an extensive tutorial on Udemy which covers PHP as well as Javascript to help you develop your own interactive WordPress website. You can check out the first three hours on YouTube to see if it’s for you before you sign up. A great way to test the waters…

Recommended Books on WordPress & PHP Development