Have you seen PHP functions used without parentheses, such as echo or include? That’s because these aren’t really functions. They are a short list of entities called language constructs. See the list of constructs.

Since version 5, you can autoload classes in PHP. Autoloading functionality is part of the SPL (Standard PHP Library), a set of classes and interfaces that are meant to solve standard problems. In this article, I will show you what autoloading is all about and how you can benefit from it. Learn about autoloading.

The difference between PHP functions require and include are simply error handling. See the quick view table here. (more…)

There is certainly no shortage of this topic on the web. Unfortunately for newer developers, there is no way to tell the good advice from the bad. In this article I will show you the wrong way and the right way. See the proper way.

This basic article will show you how to get values out of the URL with PHP. See the code.

After upgrading to WordPress3.1, many users experienced broken permalink issues. Some users were able to identify the Simple Tags or Top Level Category plugin as the culprit. In this case, obviously, the culprit is the Multi-page Toolkit plugin. Get an easy fix.

If you need to search for and replace text in a database column, MySQL provides a built in method similar to other scripting languages. Get the syntax.

If you are attempting to get a file’s MIME type with your PHP installation for the first time, you may find that the MIME type always shows up as application/x-dpkg.

In this article, I will provide you with a fixed magic.mime file and show you what is happening. Get your mime type fix

After adding an onbeforeunload event to an enterprise app recently, I noticed that the event would fire whenever the user clicked part of a flash swf. This was occuring even though the user was not leaving the page. In this article, I will show you what causes this and how to fix it. See why inside.

The following simple code samples will use PHP regular expressions strip away all characters from a string that are not letters or number. Learn the code.