For the absolute beginner

This tutorial is intended for everyone new to PHP. It's a modified version of PHP101 for the absolute beginner by Vikram Vaswani. These modifications intend to replace the bulk of the content and provide a modern basis for learning php. Accordingly, the tutorial parts might reference material from there instead. It will be updated in due time. Following is the original introduction.

This area is intended for everyone new to PHP. It opens with a series of informal, entertaining tutorials written by Vikram Vaswani, founder and CEO of Melonfire. These tutorials build on a previously-published 5-part series which has now been updated and extended to embrace PHP 5, making parts of it suitable for those of you who already have worked with PHP 4 in the past.

If you came here to learn about PHP, this is for you. Enjoy!