We have started a great series on how to program in PHP.  PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.

PHP is very popular and used by platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and a ton more.  Learning PHP is a great skill that can lead to a variety of great opportunities.  Before you can get started, you gotta get your computer setup and configured.  Below are a variety of videos to help configure your computer to start with the series.

Video Guides

Below is an overview of the PHP, this programming series and its prerequisites.

If you need a web server to begin, WAMP provides a great way to quickly get started.  Below is a guide on installing WAMP to a Windows 10 computer.

Once you have WAMP installed, you are going to need an editor to write the PHP code.  My favorite for this and what is used in the series is Visual Studio Code, but you can use another editor if you like.  Below is a video on installing Visual Studio Code and configuring it with the WAMP directory.

The code used in the above video to test is the following:

<html>

 <body>

 <h1>It Works!</h1>

 </body> 

</html> 

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