Hello, I’ve got a background in using C#/Java and HTML/CSS/Wordpress/Joomla before.
My aim is to make a basic student management system using PHP + MySQL.
I’m just wondering how to start. There’s a guide here to make a user registration system which sounds good: https://www.tutorialrepublic.com/php-tutorial/php-mysql-login-system.php
But I’m wondering how PHP actually works in terms of page structure e.g. in HTML you would make an index.html, link to external CSS, make a navigation perhaps, but all with static links which need to be manually changed. If you did make a website like this, pages wouldn’t pass information between each other at all.
I’m wondering how PHP handles sessions. In Xamarin you have something called ‘intent’ which is a method that you can use multiple times and insert information to pass on to other pages the user navigates to. How does this work in PHP?
For example, say PHP loads a student table and the user clicks on a button next to a name to edit it. The page may navigate to another page where you can edit the details. But how can you tell the next page to remember which student was selected and which row to edit dynamically?
Thanks. Sorry if I’m a total newbie. Very keen on investing myself into PHP in the following months.