I need help getting pointed in the right direction. I have prior programming experience so I know the various control structures and operators pretty well. I’ve already ready through a lot of the PHP Manual at http://www.php.net.
What I’m looking to learn php for is this. I want to make a website that that works a basically like a blog. Also another section where I can post articles.
Now here’s the question. What should I be looking at. I know MySQL is commonly paired with PHP, but given what I want to do, is that really necessary? Any good tutorials that deal specifically with what I’m looking for? What I’d consider good is that it shows you step-by-step how to build it from the ground up. Also good example scripts are appreciated. I’m not looking to steal anything as I honestly want to have a good handle on the php language.
My apologies if this is a common/annoying question.