Resources for becoming a PHP developer.
A placeholder for a site which, once well-planned, will have real designs and marketing and stuff. By Matt Stauffer of Tighten, with the goals to welcome newcomers into PHP in a healthy and friendly and easy-to-learn and safe way.
This site is necessarily opinionated. As such, it primarily reflects my opinion (Matt Stauffer) of what's best--and not best--for a new PHP developer to focus their time on today.
See sister site WhyPHP.dev to consider why developers, bootcamps, and companies should consider PHP today.
PHP has been around a long enough time that, if you google "PHP", you're going to find a lot of resources that aren't great for modern PHP developers; sometimes because the code is old, but sometimes because the people aren't very friendly. These are a few places that might not be particularly helpful or welcoming for newcomers.
If you're learning PHP, there's a good chance there's a specific goal you have in mind: to join a team that works with a given tool, or just to learn the language that powers the majority of the Internet. But it's very unlikely that you'll just write PHP today. You'll almost definitely work with a framework or a CMS. Here are a few of the major players: