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Why You Should Upgrade Your PHP Skills

It’s often said that good things come in small packages. A lot of the amazing benefits you’ll get out of your website are controlled by little bits of code on the back end.

Our BoldGrid theme framework, for example, is powered by a fairly simple programming language called PHP.

PHP allows us to use modular code, strategically implemented, to create unlimited possibilities for your site. More, PHP is one of the most popular programming languages on the web.

In this article, we’re going to explore why PHP is so popular and how knowing even a little of it can take you very far.

PHP Powers Most of The Web

Most of the websites you’ll come across on the web are powered by PHP.

In terms of market share, PHP is still the king of backend web development.

PHP is the language that powers WordPress itself (the content management system that BoldGrid runs on).

This also means all of the core code, themes, and plugins that comprise the WordPress ecosystem are also programmed in PHP.

PHP Is Highly Popular

Having a basic understanding of PHP will take you very far. This is why it’s a very popular language for beginners interested in getting started with web development.

Unlike HTML, CSS, and Javascript, PHP has the power to perform critical operations like creating, reading, updating, and deleting content. This is why PHP is often connected with database technologies like MySQL and MariaDB. According to data taken from Github, PHP is the fourth most popular language.

Build Your BoldGrid Site with Complete Freedom

Perhaps the best reason to learn PHP is that it gives you unparalleled freedom when it comes to building your BoldGrid site.

Since BoldGrid is coded in PHP, you can customize virtually everything about your BoldGrid site to make it unique to you, your goals, and your values.

We encourage tinkering and tweaking. That’s why we love WordPress. It lets you do what you want and take complete ownership of your site.

If you have any questions or comments, be sure to reach out anytime. And if you haven’t tried BoldGrid yet, you can download it for free and let us know what you think.