If the plugins and the base WordPress core were developed through different coding languages you would be stuck with multiple arms of the website that couldn’t speak or work together. This is problematic to say the least.
WordPress And Associated Plugins Are All Generally The Same Language
There are four primary languages that are needed to fully understand WordPress, though one stands out above the rest.
CSS goes hand in hand with HTML because it gives the HTML its style and is often considered a decorative language. These two languages are important to know because you can edit the HTML and CSS in the management files of WordPress.
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What Is PHP?
PHP is a recursive acronym for hypertext preprocessor and is an open source and general-purpose script coding language. PHP development companies advertise that it is particularly widely used and suited for web development.
Unlike other scripting software types that generate HTML on the client-side, PHP runs and generates the HTML on the server side. The result is then sent to the client as the final product. This allows the code to be “hidden” from client by the PHP development company.
However, unlike other “simpler” scripting languages, PHP is incredibly powerful and is particularly useful for higher end web applications and full feature websites with power utility.
What Can Be Done With PHP?
PHP is extremely versatile.
From massively complex applications like creating your own CMS (WordPress) or a ticket reservation system to developing simple applications like a visitor counter, PHP can be used to develop any web application you can think of. You just need the idea and the purpose.
Here are a few example projects for PHP: web traffic analyzer, personalized search engine, secure internet banking system, online course portal, shopping cart, online auction site, login script, encrypting passwords, and email verification system.
PHP is only limited by your desire to build something unique and useful for your audience. Investing in a quality application is investing in your future.