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6 Websites to Learn PHP Coding Interactively / with Video

Anyone who has done a bit of WordPress programming knows that solid knowledge of PHP is required to develop great plugins and themes. Even if you are not planning to release your own theme or plugin, you should still know a thing or two about PHP to be able to fix theme and plugin issues. There are many books and online courses you can take to take your PHP knowledge to the next level. These 6 video and interactive sites help you learn PHP faster:

Learn How to Code ➡️ PHP, CSS, JavaScript, WP Coding

lynda2 a membership to this site is not cheap but I have been a member for a few years. They add new material to their website all the time. covers PHP, CSS, HTML, and many other technologies you need to be familiar with.


Udemy: this is a marketplace for tutorials on all kinds of topics. Whether you want to learn how to write a Kindle book, develop great PHP code, or master 3D printing, there is a course available for you here.

team tree house

Team Tree House: these folks teach you how to write your own apps and learn technologies such as PHP interactively. You receive video-based training along the way.

code academy

Code Academy: one of my favorite websites to learn and teach coding. It offers basic coding exercises to help you learn things in a more pragmatic fashion.

Programmr: this program offers live PHP exercises, examples, and projects to take your skills to the next level. Other technologies such as Python, C#, JS, and iOS/Android are covered.


W3 Schools: one of my go-to sites when I am confused about a technology I am using. You can learn the basics and more advanced PHP topics on this site.

These courses make it easier to learn PHP and take your skills to the next level. You are still going to have to work hard to master this technology.

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  1. Joe Lage

    March 29 at 8:56 pm

    Code academy is useful to an extent, however there’s a lot of errors in the PHP section which are a hindrance. The rest of the sections, there’s some really bad instructions that almost require one to use the forums.

    • Cyrus

      March 30 at 11:23 am

      Which sections? Can you point me in the right direction so I check them out? I have been a member for a while, and maybe I skipped some. I know my PHP so I don’t exactly go through all the sections as they are offered.

      To be honest, I still prefer a good 1500 page book on PHP as I find the pace in some of these programs to be too slow. In this day and age, you can’t spend a month learning something you can do in 7 days maybe 🙂

      • Joe Lage

        March 30 at 11:31 am

        I’m not 100% sure exactly but I know it’s in the first couple sections, second or third. It’s actual errors on the site instead of user error. I’ve got the books but that’s where I have difficulties learning, I have to see it working. It’s a complicated way to learn.

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