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Community help for personal project!

Hey fellow students, I'm creating a website and would like to reach out to anybody who would be willing to talk about and instruct me on how to create and validate user profiles. This would be the first server side project I've taken on and am interested in doing this through PHP. I know just the very basics of PHP and am looking for someone who has done this task themselves already. Thanks!

3,484 Points

Hi Lauren,

I'm not yet comfortable/skilled enough to assist on the actual coding through php, but you would need a database to log and pull your users/profiles. I suggest checking out SQL courses on Treehouse to get a foundation of them. You may also want to take a look at the security to privacy courses to help assist keeping passwords or any other sensitive data secure. The beginner track for php doesn't go through that level of functionality but basic logic to grasp how you could use the language. The intermediate one may, but I have yet to reach that track to know if it actually does.

I'm only really comfortable with html/css/javascript/wordpress/anything to do with design.. and very basic knowledge of sql, java and php.

1 Answer

Bill Dowd
Bill Dowd
7,681 Points

Hi Lauren,

I'm a bit of a dinosaur, but I'm willing to help as much as I can. I use the Gump class for form validation before dumping the data into a database. Let me know your specific questions. Bill