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PHP & MySQL Web Development for Beginners


  • 8h 55m
  • ★★★★⋆

Create a Website with PHP & MySQL


Closed captioning is available.

Under the expert guidance of SitePoint’s own Kevin Yank, you’ll find the combination of digestible audio, video and mini-articles with a supportive forum of classmates to be so much fun, you won’t even realise how much you’ve learned by the time you’re done. “I am a couple of days away from finishing your PHP course which is brilliant. I had never done any website stuff ever before and just did it out of curiosity. I thought it would all be vastly complicated but it is so easy to follow and now I know how it all works, the way you taught it is faultless.” —Jamie Robinson, Student

What you'll learn

  • The basics of MyPHP and SQL and how they're used
  • Insert and delete data from the database
  • Expand your skills into server-side programming

Who should do this

PHP Live is aimed at intermediate and advanced web designers looking to make the leap into server-side programming.

You’ll be expected to be comfortable with simple HTML, as I’ll make use of it without much in the way of explanation. No knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) or JavaScript is assumed or required, but if you do know JavaScript, you’ll find it will make learning PHP a breeze, since these languages are quite similar.

  • ★☆☆☆☆

    Not Through Enough.. More E-book style learning with little video instructor.
  • ★★★★★

    Kevin Yank is GREAT at explaining. I enjoyed watching and, ESPECIALLY, listening his explanations of the course contents. This course of high quality and was definitely WORTH my time and effort.
  • ★★★★★

    I'm not a beginner, but needed a brush up. I was extremely pleased with this course. The teacher is highly engaging and has great communication skills. It also seems that the contents are well structured. I definitely recommend taking this course Read more
    if you need to learn PHP and MySQL. I also loved that this course not only used a table but one-to-many and many-to-many relational tables as practical examples. I had a very hard time with trying to learn this many years ago and this course might have made that part much easier for me.
  • ★★★★★

    This course is best for beginners to learn JavaScript step by step.
  • ★★★★★

    I would give you all the stars up above! I absolutely love your training videos and books, you are one of the main reasons that I keep coming back lol, please do more videos and books. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new 2014 year Kevin Read more
    Yank! God Bless You and your Family!
  • ★★★★★

    The course was very clear explained. I found it pleasant to follow. I learned a lot.
  • ★★★★☆

    I didn't give this course five stars because I think the title is misleading. I am a beginner. A real beginner! I was doing fairly well until about the middle of lesson 11 and from then on I was not able to keep up. As a beginner, I was using Read more
    MAMP and BBEdit for the first time too. I spent a lot of time fumbling around, not knowing how to use these two and trying to digest all the new code and concepts. By the time I got to the end I had given up trying to really use the code but I did watch all the videos and read all the articles, which were helpful in that they gave me information about some of the overall concepts that had escaped me while I was trying to actually write the code. I am glad I took the course though. Kevin is very clear and the lessons are structured well. I think this class would be very helpful to someone with a moderate amount of previous knowledge of database development, or at least of SQL and PHP.
  • ★★★★☆

    I learnt a lot from this course early on but found the later part seemed to skip ahead too far.
  • ★★★★☆

    A great introduction to using PHP & MySQL on your websites.
  • Thanks for the great course Kevin. I have been self teaching myself PHP and this course help filled in some of the missing details for me.
  • ★★☆☆☆

    Starts off okay but becomes convoluted. Too much trying to make fool proof code. It would be better if snippets of code were taught and not a whole CMS project.
  • ★★★★★

    This course was simply fantastic. I feel like a pro already.

PHP & MySQL Web Development for Beginners

Create a Website with PHP & MySQL

Lesson 1: Installing PHP & MySQL
Lesson 2: Your First Database
Lesson 3: Introducing PHP
Lesson 4: PHP Language
Lesson 5: Recorded Q&A
Lesson 6: Displaying MySQL Content
Lesson 7: Adding and Removing Content with PHP
Lesson 8: Database Design: Multi-table Queries
Lesson 9: Database Design: Complex Relationships
Lesson 10: Recorded Q&A
Lesson 11: Structured PHP Programming
Lesson 12: A Content Management System (#1)
Lesson 13: A Content Management System (#2)
Lesson 14: Sessions and Access Control
Lesson 15: Recorded Q&A

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