Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

PHP

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

PHP FB like

Hi,

My question is how hard or complex nd long does it take to learn how to make accounts for people? Nd how long will it take to learn the necessary code to make it? As well as making news feed, search and maybe a forum??

1 Answer

Ryan Field
PLUS
Ryan Field
Courses Plus Student 21,240 Points

Creating accounts requires not only knowing PHP, but also database structure and coding, such as mySQL. Making a simple webapp with accounts for people is relatively easy, but when it comes to making sure your accounts are secured properly and creating complex queries and database structures for individual user information, feeds, and whatnot, it becomes quite a bit more complicated. There is a reason why websites like Facebook have different teams that specialize in various areas.

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,435 Points

Ahm I think I get it. You got PHP as dynamic page, adding and stuff nd MySQL for the database where user info is stored which require extra info and making it the way Randy was doing paypayl right?

To get it in once, how long do you think it will take to learn it practicing at least 1h ? at least a month to get it all you think?

I need to make a user account that can post news feed, and log in log of, search filter and deleting feeds etc.. That's my aim.

I know but I mean Facebook like website . A one man did it first and evolved it second with a team .