For PHP scrubs only

For one of my clients…

We’re redoing an API and we came across this file, written by a no-longer-employed-with-us developer that was 12,000 lines of code! Now, I hope I don’t have to explain to you how insane that is.

Even worse, it wasn’t organized top-to-bottom.

So, to read it, you had to jump up and down in the file.

Through 12,000 lines of code!

I’ve done some dumb things in my coding career — we all do as we learn — but, not quite THAT dumb. In case, it’s things like this that are the “unadvertised bonuses” of my PHP course. Yes, you learn on the coding stuff.

CRUD, functions, session, cookies, etc, etc.

But, it’s the little tips and ways of organizing your code…

Techniques for real-world app-building…

All the things a veteran developer can show you (that some scrub on YouTube who’s been coding for all of 2 days and decided to make a video… can’t).

I recently got this review of the course:


I’m definitely a beginner to php and the thing I’ve noticed is that [John] does a fantastic job showing examples and explaining what each type of function is. I plan on rewatching a good amount of these videos! Really good job!


This is where I’ve always found myself unique to most other PHP teachers.

Most just show you what to type.

And yeah, that might be a more “fun” way to learn.

But, it’s not the best way to *master* a language.

That’s not even a debate.

Even the people who make those kinds of course know it.

Anyway, if you’re in this for mastery… whether you’re new to PHP or been doing it awhile, I’m confident you’ll learn things in this course that will keep you from screaming “nooooob” to anyone reading your code.

The course is up on Skillshare.

And, a little bonus… my OOP for PHP course is there, too.

So, you can learn both in one shot.

Anyway, if you already have a Skillshare account, you can just go here:

If you don’t, you can learn how to get a free account here. There’s a few hoops to jump through, but this explains it all:



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That’s been the top, so far. The highest I’ve hit on Skillshare. And that IS just Skillshare. Doesn’t count Udemy, sales on my own website,

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Xan Barksdale

Xan Barksdale

Very professional worker who is extremely knowledgable in WordPress and Wishlist Member. I would definitely hire again.

Ray Edwards

I recommend John every chance I get. If every person I worked with were as committed to excellence, punctuality, value, and unquestionable integrity… the world would be a better place. Highest recommendation.

Sukh Plaha

John is a fantastic and patient tutor, who is not just able to share knowledge and communicate it very effectively – but able to support one in applying it. However, I believe that John has a very rare ability to go further than just imparting knowledge and showing one how to apply it. He is able to innately provoke one’s curiosity when explaining and demonstrating concepts, to the extent that one can explore and unravel their own learning journey. Thanks very much John!

Bradley Smith

John and I have worked together on numerous projects. John is very quick and efficient and was a pleasure to work with.

Daniel Mohlendick

On the Freelancing on Upwork course: “This is by far the best course i have watched on Skillshare!! Thank you so much.”

Aaron Gott

Aaron Gott

John has a particular knack for the development and training of others.

Chris Aitken

He significantly improved my site through his expert knowledge of PHP, CSS and Javascript. Would definitely recommend John to others.

Jim DeJonge

Jim DeJonge

John has a relaxed and engaging manner. His advice is solid and the explanations are well thought out.

Jason Rumley

Jason Rumley

John has a habit of over-delivering on the expectations he sets up. That’s why he’s the best.

Bob Patterson

Not only is John a very talented programmer and developer, he is also an excellent communicator. He has a talent for taking complex subjects and communicating them in terms that anyone can understand. This is a rare combination. This ability has enabled me to take my skills and knowledge to the next level. Thank you John for for all that you do.

Andrew Malone

Andrew Malone

John Morris is exceptional in his ability to give focused insight into Freelancing and starting one’s business. His direct methods inspire confidence in his honesty.

Oliver Wainwright

Oliver Wainwright

I’m a fan. I have completed several of John’s courses. I find him very knowledgeable and he has a great delivery.

Lewis Howes

John is amazing at building membership sites. He converted one of my sites over from it’s existing (hardly working) platform over to the clean and simple to use WishList membership platform. I highly recommend using John and WishList for any of your membership site needs.

Thabo Motsoahae

John is one of the best instructors I have come across, I learned a lot from his online tutorials.