Guide to Using PHPKnowHow

Our objective is you get the most out of PHPKnowHow. Following facts will be helpful when you browse through PHPKnowHow.

Almost all the time it talks about web aspects of PHP

PHP can also be used for developing desktop applications and command-line programs. But it’s widely used for web applications. In PHPKnowHow also, most of the time you would see that content is based on web aspects of PHP.

Article examples may not be in production quality

Even though PHPKnowHow sometimes uses above average examples, unless mentioned clearly, the examples may not be suitable for use in production. Most of the time examples are for explanation purposes and they would need adjustments before real world usage.

Code examples can be copied and experimented easily

PHPKnowHow uses SyntaxHighlighter Evolved WordPress plugin for code examples. When you mouse over a code example, you would see following four icons at top-right corner of the example. Clicking on first icon would open a pop-up and present you the text only version of the code.

Second one copies the code to the clipboard so that you can paste it somewhere else (in your PHP editor) and experiment. Third one let you print out the code. Fourth one provides details about the JavaScript library this plugin uses.

SyntaxHighlighter Evolved Icons

PHP Engine, PHP Interpreter, PHP Parser

You would see all these words in explanations. Although there are slight differences in these, in PHPKnowHow it’s meant the PHP interpreter, the program that interprets and process PHP files.

PHP File, PHP Script

You would also see that these two terms in mix. Again these two means the same, a file that contains PHP code.

Hyperlinks are in Maroon color and underlined

Except in few places and especially in article bodies, links are in Maroon color and underlined.

Forms are submitted using Ajax

Forms use Ajax for submission and the pages containing them don’t reload. This let you submit any form and stay on the same page.