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This was a PHP sticky, and I am working to turn it into a development sticky. If you have any comments, additions or other observations, please reply to this thread.

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Last update: 2016-10-24

diafol commented: Very good p! How about a link to the manual?! Or a suggestion to start there? +14
blocblue commented: Great post. How about "marking as solved" when complete. And make this a sticky. +0
LastMitch commented: Nice ! +5
broj1 commented: Nicely put together. I hope your voice will be heard. +6
np complete commented: Very nice Intro +4
levunkosha.hihoha commented: facebook connect +0
AndreRet commented: Agreed, nicely put together!! +12
Reverend Jim commented: I couldn't have said it better myself. I know, I've tried. +12
AleMonteiro commented: Very nice! Every forum category should have one of those +7
ravinder yadav commented: informative and to the point. i will follow your advice from now onward. +1
<M/> commented: :) +8
ddanbe commented: Very good! +15