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Were do I go from here?

Discussion in 'PHP & Perl' started by sikkepit3, Mar 19, 2014.

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  1. sikkepit3

    sikkepit3 Junior Member

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    Hey,

    I just learned the basics of PHP. The toughest thing
    I made so far was an online shop.
    This is what I learned:

    - Include HTML to prevent re occuring html.
    - Extract products from the database and display them on the page.
    - Make queries to filter on categories/search/amount of products per page.
    - Working registration form with a couple of checks (if username already exists etc.).
    - Login from were users can login (with a check if username + password exist as a match) then keep the login with a session

    Those are a couple of things i've learned. I've also learned some other functions but those are not worth mentioning
    I think (I speak of functions like strlen).

    My question is how do I go from here? In the end i'd like to be able
    to create plugins for Wordpress and/or other CMS systems. However I
    don't feel like I am ready to create plugins just yet.

    Do you have any suggestions for me to were I should go from here?

    I would apreciate any help coming from you :).
    If you feel like being my coach/mentor then feel free
    to PM me or leave a message here on how I can reach you.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. MrBlue

    MrBlue Senior Member

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    Writing WordPress plugins isn't that hard. Take a look at the following list of WP plugin dev tutorials:

    Code:
    http://wplift.com/20-really-handy-tutorials-to-help-you-build-wordpress-plugins
     
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    sashablack Elite Member

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    why not make your own plugins, themes, layouts, etc... and sell them on the envato network?
     
  4. sikkepit3

    sikkepit3 Junior Member

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    That's something that I would LOVE to do! However I am not sure what
    more I would need to learn to make plugins.
    But yea making plugins/themes has always been something I would LOVE
    to do however I think that I should start with plugins
    rather then themes (since themes also include stuff like photoshop and the competition
    seems much higher).
     
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    sikkepit3 Junior Member

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    Oh awesome! Thanks a lot for that. I am going to check that out!
     
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    losdivinos Junior Member

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    You have to find a project or something that interests you.
    Only when you understand the things in context, will you get full understanding of PHP.
    The way I did it was to create a browsergame with PHP, HTML and then using a MySQL database.
    In such a project, it is only your coding abilities and your ideas that sets limits. Once abilities is no problem anymore, you will be very well geared for moving on to coding for specific platforms.

    To sum up, get some experience. You want to be able to code almost without thinking about what you do. :)
     
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    Learn a PHP framework or get really good with the Wordpress or some other CMS source code. Once you're comfortable with a framework or source code base, you'll get lots of new tricks and techniques and best practices from it.
     
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    sikkepit3 Junior Member

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    Well in college we are going to launch a project soon were we create a auction site from scratch so that
    should get me a bit more comfortable with PHP itself. I am also going to try out the courses
    that I got linked to by another member and see where it takes me.

    Really looking forward to the point were I can code without thinking about it!
     
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    sikkepit3 Junior Member

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    I think I am going to try to get really good with Wordpress itself since it is one of the largest if not the largest
    CMS systems used by the common people and personally I think building plugins for that particular crowd
    is the most fun.

    Thanks for your advice! :)