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Learn the Basics of PHP for WordPress in Our New Course

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PHP is the language of WordPress. If you want to customize WordPress, for example by coding themes or plugins, PHP is the programming language you’ll need to learn.

In our new Coffee Break Course, WordPress Coding Basics: Learn PHP, Envato Tuts+ instructor Rachel McCollin will give you a quick, ten-minute introduction to PHP coding in WordPress. 

You’ll get an overview of PHP coding standards, and take a look at some of the most common WordPress functions that you’ll be hooking up to with your code. You’ll also learn about core WordPress coding concepts, such as actions and hooks, and you’ll get lots of links to tutorials, courses and books that will help you keep learning.

Watch the introduction below to find out more.


You can take our new course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+.

Plus you now get unlimited downloads from the huge Envato Elements library of 200,000+ photos and 26,000+ design assets and templates. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

You can also find loads of useful PHP scripts and WordPress plugins over on Envato Market to help you with your WordPress development. And if you want to learn WordPress development from start to finish, check out our learning guide: Learn WordPress Development.