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PHP

PHP and Wordpress?

What is the relation of PHP and Wordpress?

10 Answers

Tim Herbert
Tim Herbert
8,634 Points

I've seen you asking about Ruby in other posts. I'm not a Ruby person, but I do know some people who use it and they say it is faster for deploying things.

I went more PHP as that's what my school taught and it is widely sought after right now. There is only 2 development places in the city where I live that use Ruby that I'm aware of.

Simon Woodard
Simon Woodard
6,545 Points

PHP is the server side language that Wordpress uses to create it's pages and interact with it's database

Simon Woodard
Simon Woodard
6,545 Points

I guess it depends on you, I find PHP very logical and easy to read and write, there will be a learning curve of course. I haven't dealt with customizing Wordpress that much, but I would recommend knowing PHP before you jump in and try

Thanks

I heard PHP was really difficult and Wordpress was not customizable? Is this true?

I heard PHP can't build real web apps that have a lot of users, and there's a lot of headaches? Also, how are the treehouse PHP courses?

Simon Woodard
Simon Woodard
6,545 Points

I learnt PHP elsewhere, so I'm not sure what the courses are like on here. PHP is quite a powerful language, however I probably wouldn't use it to build web apps, that's not really what it's for.

What is the main purpose for PHP?

Tim Herbert
Tim Herbert
8,634 Points

PHP is a language that you can use to make almost anything web related. You can use it to interact with a database, server, or serve up dynamic web pages. Think Facebook, Yahoo, etc....

http://learn-php-easy.blogspot.com/2012/12/10-famous-websites-developed-with-php.html

You can create some really incredible stuff and I've found it hasn't been that hard to learn if you already know HTML,CSS,JS. If you don't know those PHP by itself probably won't do you a whole lot of good.

Wordpress is just a framework built with php to make adding content and maintaining sites easier. Honestly though if you don't already know HTML, CSS, and JS I'd start there and just build a regular website for starters.

I've heard PHP takes a lot of time to do something simple...?