This chapter is a cross between a crash course in PHP and a handy reference. It's aimed at readers who are completely new to PHP or who may have dabbled without really getting to grips with the language. The intention is not to teach you all there is to know but to arm you with sufficient knowledge to dig into Code view to customize Dreamweaver code with confidence. Dreamweaver's automatic code generation does a lot of the hard work for you, but you need to tweak the code to get the best out of it, and when it comes to sending an email from an online form, you have to do everything yourself.

By the end of this chapter, you'll learn about

  • Writing and understanding PHP scripts

  • Using variables to represent changing ...

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