PHP Projects: How to Create a Database-Free, Markdown-Based Blogging Application

John Morris, I teach aspiring developers how to code

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15 Videos (4h 13m)
    • Introduction and Overview

      3:39
    • Rewrite URLs With .htaccess

      6:59
    • Parse URLs and Determining Content Types

      16:36
    • Creating and Loading Post Categories

      10:10
    • Determining and Setting the Template Type

      16:49
    • Parsing Markdown and Building the Content Object

      32:41
    • Create the header.php Template Part

      34:59
    • Creating footer.php and Blog Widgets

      29:06
    • Build the sidebar.php Template Part

      2:35
    • Build the Page Template

      25:17
    • Build the Post Template

      20:35
    • Build the Category Template

      26:23
    • Build the Homepage Template

      5:12
    • Create a Custom RSS Feed

      21:43
    • Questions

      0:41

About This Class

In this PHP project, I'll show you how to create a markdown-based blogging application with no database. The main advantage of an application like this will performance. Without the overhead of an admin interface and database queries, this application moves very fast. 

But, beyond that, as a class it's a great way to deepen your PHP skills. 

You'll learn how to do things like:

  • How to Rewrite "Pretty" URLs
  • How to Create a Template Handler
  • Mapping Content to Templates
  • How to Write PHP-Based Blog Widgets
  • How to Create a Custom RSS Feed
  • Website Templating

And more.

This is my most advanced website template to date. If you really want to dig into some advanced PHP and learn how to create PHP applications, this course is for you. Source code included.

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