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sublimare
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php virgin

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Hi.

(Feel free to move this if it's in the wrong forum.)

I have been a message board moderator for a few years, and last fall I was made the board administrator. So now I have been thrown into a world I didn't even know existed. I actually had to look up PHP on Wikipedia to find out what it was, :oops: and I'm still a bit lost. Thankfully I do not have the responsibility of programming the site, however I would like to know how to use phpBB, since it is part of the job and I'd like to be capable in all aspects of managing the boards.

I have started to read through some of the posts here, but it's still a bit fuzzy. My question is, does anyone have suggestions on resources for beginners? Is there an easy-to-understand resource for laymen, or is it best to just jump in and figure things out as I go?

Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.
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Re: php virgin

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This is the point where i would link to the Welcome Package.. but unfortunately phpBB.com is down at present, so i cant..

Try reposting this on the main forums in a few days, (when they get back online), this way we will have a nice easy link for you to follow instead of us having to type out a load of stuff...

Yawnster
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xdarkday
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Re: php virgin

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I wouldnt try anything till you have your own board hosted to do tests on. The phpbb main site is down right now so try maybe reading through some of these. http://www.phpbbhacks.com/forums/index.php?c=6" target="_blank

Remember... Dont practice on a running community.
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Re: php virgin

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The userguide is a great place to start. :)
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Re: php virgin

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If you're talking about general php programming then there are books out there.
You don't have to know php to use phpbb though
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Re: php virgin

Post by iamdeirdre »

I'm new to php as well, but I do have some suggestions for you.

Check out this website:
W3Schools

Before you try to tackle php I'd make sure you know some html and css first. CSS is especially wonderful for making cosmetic changes to any php based site (example: phpbb, oscommerce, geeklog, coppermine, etc).

W3 Schools has little primers on most of the programming languages, and short quizzes to see how you do.


:-) Good luck!
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Re: php virgin

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Thanks for all the good advice. :)
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Re: php virgin

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First off, When you write scriptz, Don't copy and paste, gets you noware, well does but not far, for instence, i build proffesional web sites, all for free, own my own server, own a hosting company, all from being a web master & i have never gone to any php, html, javascript, java, training sites, or read anything on it i just started writing stuff in notepad, worked, so i started just guessing stuff worked, i'm not sure but i think its a natral skill or somthing but thats just me being a pc geek gain :p

But in your case, i'd reccomend downloading phpbb, No one likes people copying our codes so.. DONT COPY THE CODES!, just view the files (win32pad should do the trick) and just read up and revise. Basicly how you learned how to read.

And if you havnt got alot of money and want to save a bit of time dl phpbb for your forum software.

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Re: php virgin

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I made the Userguide into a PDF if you would like to download it.
It's on my site Edit - link removed
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Re: php virgin

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Biker wrote: First off, When you write scriptz, Don't copy and paste, gets you noware, well does but not far, for instence, i build proffesional web sites, all for free, own my own server, own a hosting company, all from being a web master & i have never gone to any php, html, javascript, java, training sites, or read anything on it i just started writing stuff in notepad, worked, so i started just guessing stuff worked, i'm not sure but i think its a natral skill or somthing but thats just me being a pc geek gain :p

But in your case, i'd reccomend downloading phpbb, No one likes people copying our codes so.. DONT COPY THE CODES!, just view the files (win32pad should do the trick) and just read up and revise. Basicly how you learned how to read.

And if you havnt got alot of money and want to save a bit of time dl phpbb for your forum software.

~Biker
Ok so you just managed to guess everything first time?? Wow you must be like Computer God..
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