One Day Left to Enter Two Contests!

Hi, everyone! This is just a friendly reminder that you only have one day left to enter the screencast and “New Year” competitions. So hurry up; you’re running out of time!

Starting with the former; the top five screencasts submitted by January 31, 11:59 pm (Central Time) will receive a minimum of $150. The latter is offering $300 cash to the authors of the best ten templates that are submitted in January.

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New Shopify Category and a $1000 Giveaway

I’m happy to announce that ThemeForest has come to an agreement with Shopify.com to distribute e-commerce templates. Beginning today, we’re offering a $100 bonus, as an incentive, to the authors of the first ten accepted Shopify themes.

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Joomla Changes, and First 5 Accepted Templates Win!

Hi everyone. In an effort to improve the quality of our Joomla category, we’ll be making a few changes. First, we’re offering $60 cash to the first five accepted Joomla templates, beginning February 1! Second, we’ll be making some slight price changes.

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Diving into PHP: Day 6

Using the “includes” feature allows you to easily import sections of your website without having to copy and paste from page to page. The advantage of this is that, when you need to make a correction, you only to edit one file.

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New WP Video Series, and Free Rockstar Book!

You asked, and we responded! Due to high demand, we’re launching a new video series that will run alongside the “Diving into PHP” screencasts. It is our hope that these two series, viewed back-to-back, will turn you into a dynamite PHP/WordPress designer.

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Diving into PHP: Day 5

We have much to cover today! We’ll be reviewing arrays, refactoring, functions, and includes over the course of about twenty-two minutes. If the video moves too fast, feel free to watch it two times – or three times – and/or ask questions via the comments.

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Diving into PHP: Day 4

Continuing on from yesterday, we’re going to take a look at how to pass multiple values from page to page. We’ll then use the “print_r” function and the “foreach” statement to display the information accordingly.

P.S. To stay up to date on this series, follow me on Twitter!

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Diving into PHP: Day 3

I’ve decided that this series won’t be 100% “by the book”. Though you MUST learn the fundamentals, I think it might be nice to learn some more “fun” things right now. Otherwise, you’ll go mad trying to memorize the if, for, foreach, while, and switch statements.

We’ll absolutely learn those – but in due time. Today, I’m going to show you how to pass values from page to page by using super-global arrays. I hope you enjoy it!

P.S. Please help one another in the comments section.

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Diving into PHP: Day 2

Now that we’ve downloaded the necessary files, let’s take a look at how to create variables and if statements. We’ll also examine the difference between using single and double quotes.

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Diving into PHP: Video Series

Today marks the beginning of a brand new series that will show you EXACTLY how to get started with PHP. Just as with the “jQuery for Absolute Beginners” series, we’ll start from scratch and slowly work our way up to some more advanced topics. I hope you enjoy it. As always – feel free to make requests via the comments form.

We’ll get started by downloading WAMP/MAMP and echoing out a simple string to verify that PHP is working on our system.

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