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The emerge of a new PHP Freaks

by Daniel on May 26, 2008 12:12:49 PM - 16,060 views

Recently there have been many changes to PHP Freaks. A significant change is the total rewrite and redesign of the main site. The old one was taken down after vulnerabilities were found in the source code. For the last couple of months we have been working on making what you are currently looking at now. The release has been postponed a couple of times, but people have been patiently waiting for the site.

The content on the site is currently sparse, but we will now begin evaluating the old tutorials and decide which will survive into this new era, and which ones will be left behind. Furthermore, new tutorials will be written, and with the emerge of the new guru system we will hopefully have even more authors who are going to write for PHP Freaks.

One new thing you will see here on the new site is a little "blog" feature. Administrators, moderators, recommended members and gurus will write those posts. There will also be news from the PHP world that will be syndicated from external feeds. We will also try to add new features to the site later on so that we may persist in being an interesting place to come.

Another long wanted "feature" is the integration of the forum and the site. You will now be able to login to the main site using your forum credentials. The old users from the old site are gone and you will no longer be able to use them.

Any bugs should be reported in this topic and all security related issues should be reported directly to me. You can find various contact information on my profile.

Welcome to (the new) PHP Freaks.


Crayon Violent May 26, 2008 2:27:20 PM

Congrats on an awesome job all! I look forward to repopulating the tutorials and stuff :)

gijew May 26, 2008 2:44:51 PM

Nice design. Happy to see the site back up. Good work!

Daniel May 26, 2008 2:48:15 PM

Thanks. Another user has added this post to Digg, so if you're a user there, then you could digg it as well.

eaglelegend May 26, 2008 4:20:02 PM

WOW!, how long has this new look been up?! its great, hey, you guys have really helped me out with my site, ( thanks and good luck with the future!!

Christopher Burnside May 26, 2008 4:39:47 PM

Wow, Love the new site, Well done, Top Freak haha

Corey May 26, 2008 4:48:21 PM

I like it, nice work. The design looks good.

alecks May 26, 2008 7:22:36 PM

Meh. Doesn't feel community-ish anymore, if you know what I mean.

dezkit May 26, 2008 10:11:25 PM


cgm225 May 27, 2008 12:49:06 AM

looks great !

Demonic May 27, 2008 10:36:23 AM

I never knew this was even a project they we're working on.

Wasim Ilyas May 27, 2008 12:13:47 PM

Wow looks excellent! Good job!

eft0 May 27, 2008 4:30:11 PM


vipinsankrit May 28, 2008 3:37:35 AM

please add code snippets of php as they were in the old site and were very useful.

phpSensei May 28, 2008 8:38:50 AM

Seems kind of empty. Good job though.

sKunKbad May 28, 2008 1:48:26 PM

I'm excited to see the main phpfreaks site up and running, and look forward to new content!

gizmola May 28, 2008 11:04:50 PM

Major props to Daniel for leading this effort to rebuild the site.

ober May 29, 2008 11:41:04 AM

Awesome job Daniel. Congrats on finally getting it live. :)

PonchoGarza May 29, 2008 2:07:47 PM

Back and reloaded! (Not really back because the site was never gone) I really like it and I feel it will make the site better with more persistent visits. Congrats!

Jeff Combs Jun 6, 2008 8:20:27 PM

I'm happy to see the main site up and running again. Daniel, you have done a tremendous amount of work getting this site up and running. I hope this community can prosper and become the number one source for all PHP programmers.

Pete Soheil Jun 8, 2008 8:19:53 PM

Very nice work on the new look. A lot cleaner I think then before. I will be happy to help review the old content if you guys are still looking for people to do that.

Pete Soheil
DigiOz Multimedia

Daniel Jun 9, 2008 4:05:06 AM

New content will probably be written instead. John Kleijn is currently working on an eight part OO tutorial series for instance.

activeserver Jun 11, 2008 6:00:24 AM

The new site simply rocks!
I suggest that you heavy use of something like quizlet or if you have linux+kde, the educa question-answer test pattern. Flashcards are also useful tools to pick up a language quickly.
Also, good work! :-) :-)

- my $0.02

activeserver Jun 11, 2008 6:02:37 AM

er... one tiny bug ...
20. Pete Soheil on Aug 6, 2008 8:19:53 PM
21. Daniel Egeberg on Sep 6, 2008 4:05:06 AM
it's date taking mm as dd and vice-versa

Daniel Jun 11, 2008 6:14:23 AM

@activeserver: Ooops... I'll check into that later. Sorry about that.

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