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Learn to write PHP

Getting started with PHP is easier than you might think, and it allows you create rich interactive websites.  Whether you're writing code from scratch, or wanting to pick up some skills to modify existing PHP, use the links below to get started!

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Answers to some of your most frequently asked PHP beginner questions.

Why are my calculations off?

Why are my PHP calculations slightly off?

Replacing Special Characters

How to replace special characters using PHP

Secret Decoder Ring

How to create a secret decoder ring using PHP

The Fibonacci Sequence

How to calculate the Fibonacci sequence with a very simple PHP program.

The Fibonacci Sequence

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21... seem familiar?  It's the Fibonacci sequence!  The Fibonacci sequence is calculated by adding the last two numbers together to get

While Loops

Unique ID

A week before Easter

How to calculate one week before Easter (or any other date) using PHP

A week before Easter

I was recently asked on Twitter how a person would calculate a week before Easter.  It's actually very simple, you just have to do a little bit of timestamp

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