Category: php

The Fastest Way to Learn PHP

Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Today, I wanna go back to the question I asked that started this whole discussion about how to go about learning PHP. That question was: “What if I told you I could help you master PHP… to the point you could start earning your full-time income as a developer… in the next few months, what would you say?” The responses I get so often to this question go like this: “Where do I sign up?” “I would LOVE that.” “That’s why I’m here.” “Let’s do it!” “I would be SO appreciative.” So, it’s clear to me

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The EXACT PHP Skills You Need to Learn to Get Paid to Code

Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] I chuckled a bit when I read it. You might have seen me ask this question. And I do it because I really want to know where you’re at because that’s the only way I feel I can really help you. So, I’d asked… “What if I told you I could teach you how to master PHP to the point you can start getting work building PHP applications… in just the next few months?” Now… getting off-subject a bit… that’s an interesting thing to ponder… What if? You might take a minute and ask yourself

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3 Ways to Verify an Email Address Using HTML, jQuery and PHP

When you verify an email address, there’s really three things you want to do: Don’t submit the form unless the email address is valid Give hints about what’s wrong and how to fix it Make sure malicious data doesn’t get into your database Well, here’s a handy little snippet that does all three using HTML, jQuery and PHP. Feel free to use this how you need in your projects. And, if you want it you can get the source code as a supporting listener on Patreon. Anyway, here’s the video… see what you think: And, if you’d give ol’ JMO a like I’d

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How to Get the First Value In An Array Using PHP When You Don’t Know the Keys

Arrays are like that crazy uncle who gets a little too drunk at Christmas and starts telling inappropriate jokes at the dinner table. You love ’em… but you hate ’em. You can efficiently store and grab tera-tons of data with them… but when you just want to get the value of the 2nd element in the 3rd dimension of one… you feel like you gotta break out the code-jitsu to get at it. Have no fear! Captain JMO is here! I just cranked out a new video for you showing you several different ways to get at different keys and

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How to Create a Contact Form Using PHP

When you create a contact form in PHP, there’s a couple key parts you need to make sure are in place so the person actually using the form doesn’t want to suddenly get into knife-throwing (at your head) afterward. You need validation that make sense and is easy to understand. I prefer the kind that shows up all at the top of the form, because when you have a long form and missed one checkbox and have to go hunting through the form like you’re looking for a lost sock… knife-throwing becomes a viable option. Next, you need to make

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JMS056: Send Form Data Via Email, 2016 Web Design Trends, The Risk-Takers Mindset and More

In this episode of the John Morris Show I share the Web Design trends to watch in 2016, how to send form data via email, the risk-takers mindset and how to capitalize in a competitive industry and more. Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: Before You Write Your New Years Resolutions [00:48] Web Design Trends to Watch in 2016[13:57] Risk-Takers Mindset and Capitalizing In a Competitive Industry [26:58] How to Send Form Data Via Email [31:30] 4 Trends That Will Disrupt the Way We Work by 2021 [40:54] Weekly WebDev Q&A [52:00] Links mentioned in this episode: The

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JMS055: 6 Common PHP Security Issues and Their Fixes And More

In this episode of the John Morris Show I share what web designers can learn from the Miss Universe gaffe, 6 common PHP security issues and their fixes, is it worth trying Upwork, answers to your questions and more: Subscribe to the Podcast [saf] Here’s the line-up: Why Web Development in 2015 Is Different [00:44] What Web Designers Can Learn From Miss Universe [9:58] A Winning Mindset For Web Developers [19:31] 6 Common PHP Security Issues and Their Fixes [25:20] Is It Really Worth Trying Upwork? [33:03] Weekly WebDev Q&A [40:14] Links mentioned in this episode: Corrected Miss Universe Winner Card Google’s Password-Free Login Experiment

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How to Use the PHP DateTime Class Instead of the PHP Date Function

In this PHP tutorial, you learn how to use the PHP DateTime class introduced in PHP 5.2 instead of the PHP date function. Watch the tutorial below: Links mentioned in the video: How to Start a Blog in Less Than 15 Minutes Let me help publicize your blog My web developer resources page with more code snippets. Supported DateTime Formats Supported Timezones Supported Interval Strings DateTime PHP Manual Entry Get the source code for this video as a supporting listener of the John Morris Show on Patreon If you get value from this code snippet, please consider sharing it with another

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How to Create a Custom Error 404 Not Found Page

In this PHP tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a custom 404 page not found error page. Watch the tutorial below: Links mentioned in the video: How to Start a Blog in Less Than 15 Minutes Let me help publicize your blog My web developer resources page with more code snippets. Get the source code for this video as a supporting listener of the John Morris Show on Patreon If you get value from this code snippet, please consider sharing it with another developer or group who could benefit from it.

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[Periscope] What WordPress Development Tutorial Should I Invest In?

In this week’s WebDev Q&A, I answer questions on: What WordPress development tutorial you should invest in? The key to continually getting freelance clients Sending emails with PHP’s built-in mail() function Watch below: Links mentioned in the video: Pippin’s Plugins WordPress Development Tutorials iThemes WordPress Training WordPress Theme Development With Bootstrap (affiliate) Let me help you publicize your blog Take my “How to Start a Blog” free tutorial Follow me on Periscope to ask questions live If you get value from this video, please consider sharing it with another developer or group who could benefit from it.

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How to Send Mail Using PHP

In this PHP tutorial, you’ll learn how to send mail using PHP. Watch the tutorial below: Links mentioned in the video: How to Start a Blog in Less Than 15 Minutes Let me help publicize your blog My web developer resources page with more code snippets. Get the source code for this video as a supporting listener of the John Morris Show on Patreon If you get value from this code snippet, please consider sharing it with another developer or group who could benefit from it.

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[Periscope] How to Search a Forum With MySQL and PHP

In this week’s WebDev Q&A, I answer questions on: Is it a good idea to self teach myself and still pursue a career in web development? Which front-end framework should I start with? How do I create a good search for my forum with PHP and MySQL? I don’t know where to start with web development! I want to learn how to get new clients, Watch below: Links mentioned in the video: Let me help you publicize your blog Take my “How to Start a Blog” free tutorial Follow me on Periscope to ask questions live If you get value from

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How to Parse XML With SimpleXML and PHP

In this PHP tutorial, you’ll learn how to parse XML using SimpleXML and PHP. Watch the tutorial below: Links mentioned in the video: How to Start a Blog in Less Than 15 Minutes Let me help publicize your blog My web developer resources page with more code snippets. Get the source code for this video as a supporting listener of the John Morris Show on Patreon If you get value from this code snippet, please consider sharing it with another developer or group who could benefit from it.

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[Periscope] How to Learn Object-Oriented Programming in PHP

In this week’s WebDev Q&A, I answer questions on: There is so much to learn and it’s changing all the time, how do I know where to focus and what to choose to pursue? How do I learn object-oriented programming? How can one tell if I am good enough? I’ve learned HTML and CSS, how do I make the transition into learn PHP, MySQL and Javascript? I’m learning how to work with databases, what all do I need to learn? Watch below: Links mentioned in the video: Let me help you publicize your blog Take my “How to Start a

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How to Create a Zebra Striped Table With Odd Even Row Colors Using PHP

In this PHP tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a zebra striped table by adding odd and even classes in a loop using PHP. Watch the tutorial below: Links mentioned in the video: Link to the Complete Web Developer Course with discount. My web developer resources page with more code snippets. Here’s the code I used in the video: Get the source code for this video as a supporting listener of The John Morris Show on Patreon If you get value from this code snippet, please consider sharing it with another developer or group who could benefit from it.

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How to Position Yourself to Get More Freelance Jobs

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Separation of Concerns, MVC, and How to Get Started as a Freelance Coder

Build Better Websites Using a Separation of Concerns Easily one of the biggest mistakes new coders make… inter-mingling content, presentation, and behavior… making it a nightmare to maintain and update your code. In the first segment of this episode of the John Morris Show, I reveal how to avoid that whole mess by building your websites using a “separation of concerns”. What is MVC? How Do I Use It? I get this question every day. MVC has become a buzzword in the developer community and many developers have been told they need to build their applications this way… but don’t know

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Should I Use mysqli_real_escape_string With Prepared Statements in PHP?

Graham recently asked me: Do I still need to used mysqli_real_escape_string when used prepared statements in PHP? The simple answer is no. The way it used to work is that you would take form input data, put that into a variable, and inject that data into your MySQL query in order to add that data to the database. Now, a big problem with that is SQL Injection attacks where a hacker could inject SQL code into your query and perform actions on your database… which is something you definitely don’t want. So, the standard solution became using mysql_real_escape_string to sanitize

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