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Introduction to PHP Web Development

A course by Ignacio Cruz Moreno
Web Developer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined February 2016
, Web Developer

Learn to code with the most popular language used by content manager systems

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (226)
  • 6943 students

Learn to code with the most popular language used by content manager systems

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (226)
  • 6943 students
  • 26 lessons (4h 12m)
  • 27 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

Web development brings together a growing number of programming languages, but there are few that have stood the test of time like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This is also the case for PHP, a language that dates back to 1995 and that remains the most widely used programming language by content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.

In this online course, learn the basics of programming in PHP and create a small CMS to get started with this fascinating language together with Ignacio Cruz Moreno, a developer specialized in WordPress.

If you've already taken Ignacio's first course, Creation of a Professional Website with WordPress, it's now time to take it a step further and create your own platform to suit your needs.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Introduction to PHP
  • U3
    U3. Preparation of the project
  • U4
    U4. Showing user entries
  • U5
    U5. Files and forms
  • U6
    U6. Databases
  • U7
    U7. PHP beyond the basics
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know Ignacio, his career path, and his influences. Browse web page references that are relevant to the course project as Ignacio shares his vision for the websites of the future.

Explore the inner workings of PHP and install the required software on your computer before diving into PHP syntax and how to write code in this programming language.

Learn to structure your PHP projects correctly and store data inside variables and constants and discover how to detect errors and debug your code.

Next, from numeric to array, study the data types that PHP uses, get to grips with loops and superglobal variables, and see what control structures and operators are in PHP.

Then, learn to use folders to keep everything organized and forms to interact with your web page visitors.

Every website needs to save its data, so learn the basics of databases and MySQL as Ignacio gives you an introduction on how to integrate this into your project.

Consider foundational security concepts for your PHP project, create a login and registration form, and develop a simple front controller for your CMS.

Get a short introduction to object-oriented development and create a class within your project.

Next, take a tour of the most popular PHP frameworks and CMS—WordPress, Drupal, Laravell, Code Igniter—and discover what they can be used for.

Finally, upload your code to a production server and learn about the different hosting options you have available.

What is this course's project?

Create a small content manager system featuring a website that allows you to create blog posts, complete with a login system and connection to a database.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to learn to develop web pages with PHP.

Requirements and materials

You need basic knowledge of HTML and CSS as well as a computer and a code editing software.


6943 Students
226 Reviews
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Ignacio Cruz Moreno

A course by Ignacio Cruz Moreno

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Ignacio Cruz is a web developer specialized in WordPress. He works for WPMU DEV and develops plug-ins and themes for Edublogs.

Ignacio is very involved in the WordPress community, devoting part of his time to fixing bugs and proposing improvements and acting as co-organizer of the WordPress Madrid Meetup.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Introduction to PHP

    • PHP syntax and our first script
    • Installing a local environment
    • What is PHP and how does it work?
  • U3

    Preparation of the project

    • Purged of errors
    • Variables, constants and functions
    • Structure of the project
  • U4

    Showing user entries

    • Control structures and operators: Showing a single post to the user
    • Superglobal variables
    • Dates in PHP
    • Loops Iterating to show the entries
    • Type of data
  • U5

    Files and forms

    • Include files in PHP: Time to reorganize
    • Forms: Creating posts on the blog
  • U6


    • Redirects and headers II
    • Redirects and headers
    • Saving data in the Database
    • MySQL integration in our project
    • Introduction to MySQL and Databases
  • U7

    PHP beyond the basics

    • How to upload our code
    • Frameworks and CMS in PHP
    • Classes and Objects
    • A front controller for our CMS
    • Login through session system
    • Basic security
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to PHP

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Introduction to PHP Web Development. Web, and App Design course by Ignacio Cruz Moreno Best seller

Introduction to PHP Web Development

A course by Ignacio Cruz Moreno
Web Developer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined February 2016
  • 99% positive reviews (226)
  • 6943 students