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PHP OOP Tutorial

PHP OOP Tutorial Series

If you would like to take your programming to the next level, then learning object oriented programming in PHP is what you should be doing. This PHP OOP tutorial series will provide you with all the source code, resources and info absolutely free!

You’ve probably heard of object oriented programming (OOP for short) and now you want to dive in, head first, about this complex subject. Many developers make it seem complicated, but with the right guide, the learning process will be a breeze. Whether you’re a seasoned programmer or a newcomer, this PHP OOP tutorial series is for you if you want to learn OOP in PHP.

So, what is object oriented programming?

In general, object oriented programming is centered around objects instead of actions. An object is just a piece of data. That’s it! Nothing more, nothing less. This data can be anything from connecting to a database to containing information about a certain user.

If you’ve created your own scripts, then you’re probably use to writing procedural code. What I mean is that you write code that executes line by line. This is a style of programming. However, OOP is another style of programming. Instead of executing everything line by line, you execute code in the order you want.

By using objects, you can execute things in different order. You send objects “messages” and then the objects react accordingly. This PHP OOP tutorial series is dedicated to helping you get started. You’ll learn the fundamentals, techniques, and the reasoning behind each concept of object oriented programming.

While object oriented programming isn’t required, it’s definitely handy. Especially if you decide to use third party libraries by other developers. It’s common to write libraries in OOP format.

Before you begin this series, it’s expected you know the fundamentals of PHP. You should understand things like variables, conditional statements and functions. You should also have a server set up somewhere. This can be locally or hosted by a company. You must have PHP 5.3+ installed.

You’ll also need a text editor of your choice. For this PHP OOP tutorial series, I’ll be using Komodo edit. It’s free to use. There’s a paid version, but we won’t be doing anything so advance that we need an advance text editor to help us.

If you already have a basic grasp on object oriented programming, then feel free to skip over certain topics you already know.

PHP OOP Tutorial List

Here you’ll find each PHP OOP tutorial in the order you should follow.

  1. Getting Started
  2. Classes, Objects & Instances
  3. Properties & Methods
  4. Extending Classes
  5. Encapsulation
  6. Constructor Method
  7. Inheritance
  8. Scope Resolution Operator
  9. Constants
  10. Static Methods & Properties
  11. Abstract Classes
  12. Interfaces
  13. Magic Methods
  14. Chain Methods
  15. Type Hinting
  16. Polymorphism
  17. Conclusion

After you’re all done, then I highly recommend you bookmark the object oriented programming documentation for PHP. They provide great explanations and examples just in case you forget a thing or two. It’s also open to comments. You can learn more by reading what other developers have to say on a certain topic. Check it out by going here.



  1. This Tutorial is really good, I’m learning a lot. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I’d like to second what Jose said- very good tutorial indeed. I now feel like I have a good overview understanding of PHP OOP in general. So thanks for that! Take care.

  3. very good tutorial.Thanks

  4. After lots of website i saw, finally i found these tutorials that helped me a lot.
    Thank you very much and keep up to your good work.

  5. V.Good Job… God Bless u

  6. These are really very good tutorials! Thank you

  7. above tutorial are very good explain oop concept in php

  8. Very Good easy to understand………….

  9. very helpful for beginner… like me Thanks…

  10. a website for php learner super…………. Awesome………. 🙂

  11. thank you very much for free info share 🙂

  12. hello jack,
    tthe method of explaining the oop concepts are really awesome.
    iam so happy to see a person like you…
    really helpful.
    Nabeel Ahamed

  13. Really awesome explanation.I had been searching to know OOP everywhere.Here i got a precious one.thanks

  14. Hi,
    This site is really good as it explains the difficult concepts of OOP in a very simple way. The concepts of inheritance, abstracting, polymorphism, all explained well. Very beneficial for a newbie. This site is ranking no 5 on search, however, in my view, it deserves first position for oop php.

  15. Hello,
    This website was a great help to get me started on oops concepts specially in php.thanks

  16. Thank you! Sir,You make me so very clear!

  17. Good work…..nice explanation!!!
    It will be really very helpful if you can upload some tutorial regarding MVC architecture and of php frameworks….thanks!!!

  18. Superb tutorial very easily understandable.really you’re appreciated for doing this.
    i hope you do tutorials on other languages like JAVA too…ofcourse i moved lot forward in JAVA even with this PHP OOP tutorial…anyway Thank you very much.
    also provide another version of the site like w3schools.com as a theme.Bye

  19. Hello

    Really a nice tutorial.

  20. One word. PERFECT.
    Everything is so easy to follow and very well explained. You just taught me OOP as easy as 123. Keep it up! And thanks a lot! 🙂

  21. nice tutorial

  22. hii it is not at all opening. i wanna read it,can any one help me out

  23. You just explained the concepts in very best way…..!
    Thank you very much!

  24. Fantastic guide- I have looked at a few online and none clicked but this helped me get a grasp of OOP. Thanks and well done!!

  25. Can you please refer a similar nice tutorial for MVC coding in PHP?

  26. These tutorials are so nice. Thanks

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