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PHP basics

As a kinesthetic learner, my preference when taking a course in code is to build what I’m shown, but tweak, improve, build on and document what I learn as I go along.

Returning to professional web development after a long break, I needed a refresher course in php, so I took a look at the php basics video series from codecourse:

With a series like this, where examples have a minimal front end, I like to build a suitable front-end as I go, shaping it to the needs of the project. To me this is an ideal way to build a site, but isn’t always possible in a client project. Personal projects are ideal for this kind of discipline, and it’s amazing what can come out of it.

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Uploading with html5/php

Resources on handling file uploads.

http://php.net/manual/en/features.file-upload.php
http://php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.post.php#87512
https://www.sitepoint.com/file-uploads-with-php/
https://www.sitepoint.com/monitoring-file-integrity/

Front end

https://www.quirksmode.org/dom/inputfile.html

https://www.sitepoint.com/tracking-upload-progress-with-php-and-javascript/

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29727436/upload-progress-bar-using-session-in-php-5-4-with-codeigniter

Related

https://www.sitepoint.com/monitoring-file-integrity/

https://www.sitepoint.com/html5-native-drag-and-drop-api/

Sulphur

https://github.com/KorvinM/sulphur

Why Install WordPress Manually?

Originally designed as a blogging platform, WordPress has become widely used as a content management system (CMS) for the web.

You may have automated installation of popular web applications, including WordPress, available through your webhost – Fantastico and Scriptaculous are common examples of these services. I recommend not using these, for two main reasons.

  • Security – the default settings of the automated installer will be known and exploitable
  • You won’t learn as much as you will be choosing to manually install.

So installing manually brings the benefit of empowerment, and with WordPress, the manual procedure’s well documented: just refer to the first port of call for WordPress, the documentation, known as the ‘codex’.

If you need more, read on for my companion tutorial.

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