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Learn PHP for WordPress



What is PHP, and how can you use it for WordPress programming? Discover the answers to those questions and more in our free course, Learn PHP for WordPress.

WordPress makes it easy to create content-rich websites, with powerful admin pages and the easy-to-use Customizer. However, there will come a time when the built-in options aren't enough, and you'll need to modify a theme or create your own plugin. That's where PHP comes in. PHP is the WordPress programming language, and if you want to take your skills to the next level, you'll have to learn PHP for WordPress.

In this course, Rachel McCollin will give you an overview of what PHP is and how it's used for WordPress programming and creating themes and plugins, with examples. You'll go on to learn how to create a PHP file and use it to output HTML. Then you'll learn to use functions, loops and if statements for coding custom WordPress themes and plugins. This PHP WordPress tutorial is full of useful, practical PHP projects for beginners. So if you want to learn PHP fast, get ready for this in-depth course on the WordPress programming language.

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Do you want to learn WordPress development from start to finish? Check out our learning guide: Learn WordPress Development. Or if you need a refresher on PHP programming in general, check out our free PHP tutorial.