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Q: What is this? A: PHP is a complicated language. Sure it looks easy, but there's quite a lot to learn about and it's easy to not know something important.
We have a subforum where we will collect as much useful information as possible, but it won't help you if you don't know about what's available. So there's this thread, hopefully a one-stop shop to find the threads we've gathered.
Q: Can I write something? A: Sure. Pick a subject you know well and write about it. Post a link to it in here and we'll take a look at it. Keep in mind that moderators may edit your posts now or in the future, but we'll probably stay mostly hands-off (so long as you don't give out bad advice ).
If you're brand new then consider holding off a bit until we can get to know you first.
Q: What should I write about? A: PHP is very diverse. It has many extensions and many libraries covering many, many different topics. Anything works.
Database best practices* - as they relate to PHP, of course
Caching*, with or without PHP extensions (apc and memcached to name a couple)
Debugging problems with your code
Security principles and practices*
Primers to WordPress/Drupal/Joomla/etc.
Primers to Zend Framework/Symfony/etc.
* Threads about these subjects will undergo more scrutiny: bad advice is worse than no advice
Try to pick topics that aren't already discussed to death - imagine 10 threads on database normalization that all say slightly different things.