Fast Track to Learning HTML, CSS, and even PHP

Last Update: January 14, 2015

Hello WA family,

lately I've been seeing a lot people really struggling with the programming side of WordPress. All this talk of HTML, CSS, and PHP can be overwhelming and confusing especially if you are non-technical. And even some of the tutorials I've seen here assume that you have a basic understanding of these languages.

But what if you don't?

I want to share with you all a learning source that I have been using for years to help introduce people to web languages. It is also the same source I used years ago myself to initially learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It's called W3Schools. It's a totally free source, and there is nothing you have to sign up for; just go there and follow the lessons. I like this source because they have interfaces built into the website that allows you to try out different features as you are learning them. There are lessons for beginners and the more experienced.

You won't learn everything there is to know about HTML, CSS, and PHP, but it provides a great intro. And there will be more than enough info to help you as you build your sites. You will notice there are a bunch of other languages you can learn there as well.

As you progress through the HTML lessons, you will see mention of using a text editor. While you can just use Notepad (comes standard with Windows). I prefer Notepad++ because it provides support for multiple languages. And the color coding really helps with readability. Here's the link: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Sorry Mac and Linux users, Notepad++ is not compatible, but Sublime Text is a great alternative and it is very similar to Notepad++: http://www.sublimetext.com/

I've taken the liberty of adding the starting point for each of the programming lessons in the links below.

HTML: http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp

CSS: http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp

PHP: http://www.w3schools.com/php/default.asp

I hope this helps someone. Take care.

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Robwlb1802 Premium
Thank you Tony - something I need to use to start to stop building "lame" websites and build something more interesting and also finally do something I have long been avoiding!! Cheers
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pvarga Premium
Thank You very much Tony!
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amathews Premium
No problem Paul.
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JewelCarol Premium
This is great tip and info, thank you very much for taking the time!!
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amathews Premium
You're welcome Jewel.
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jazminf Premium
Thank you for that great info Tony:)
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You're welcome Jazmin.
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WMS Premium
Thanks for taking time to provide such valuable information.
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amathews Premium
You're very welcome Wai.
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SowAndReap Premium
thanks!
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amathews Premium
Hey Evelyn. You're welcome.
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Vero72 Premium
This is very good information thank you very much
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amathews Premium
You're welcome Veronica.
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LisB247 Premium
Thank you so much, I am bookmarking this try and for future reference.
Lis.
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amathews Premium
You're welcome Lis.
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ATzortzis Premium
I will definetely check out these lessons ,thanks for noticing this out,
Thats what I love most in this family.Someone notices a common problem then he comes back with a post that can help everyone.Keep on!!!
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amathews Premium
Hey Anastasios. No problem man.
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Loes Premium
Great info, I have just put out a tutorial about html codes Cool free html codes for beginners
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amathews Premium
That's good stuff Loes.
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Loes Premium
Thanks Antonio
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danbarth87 Premium
That's awesome! Thanks for sharing these, man!
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amathews Premium
no problem.
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