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    So I’m interested in starting PHP. I want a base index.php with references on how to link to a header.php file ans so on. I also want to know the markup for a linked PHP file. Does it need a whole head and body tag, or does it just need the div element with or whatever it is.

    Thank you.


    Have you checked out WordPress?


    I gotchya… I’m still kinda figuring out PHP myself… I don’t have a good grasp on it either. It feels a lot like high school algebra to me. “If, then” statements still don’t always make sense to me and it seems like the verbage of PHP doesn’t always make sense.
    The thing that helped me understand PHP the most was WP. Have you looked at how a theme works?
    The construction of it?
    PHP works pretty damn close to it. I’ve always understand that the WP codex is a copy cat version of PHP. I just went through a huge battle with a guy on StackExchange, all over semantics of a PHP “loop” and the WP “Loop”.


    I agree with @kgscott284 — you’ll be better off learning things yourself than when people give you ready-to-use code. If you want to learn a new language, learn to walk before you jog.

    But right.

    To link a header in your index.php file:

    The contents of header.php will simply be placed where you call the include, so no additional header/footer/etc. needed.

    More info:

    Go get ’em!


    @knittingfrenzy18 — I respectfully disagree. See :)


    @knittingfrenzy18 You’re right, it can be helpful when it comes to the super bare basics. If I need something fairly simple (things like the basic syntax of a CASE statement in whatever language) and I google it, I often end up on W3Schools. So yea, I use it for quick reference every now and then, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone as a starting course.


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    hmmm! What exactly do you need . I am not professional in php but i’m intermediate and i learn a lot. Php is great to work with. If you are a beginner i recommend you to buy a complete reference php book or try to learn php .

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