Step by Step Procedure to Create a Login Form in PHP
You must be landed here to complete your basic assignment of creating a simple login form in PHP (MVC based).
MVC might be a new term for you if you are learning PHP nowadays. Well, it is a Model View Controller (MVC) patterns. Such patterns make programming simple and easier.
First of all, let me explain the term MVC.
- Models: (managing data) models usually store and retrieve data from DB.
- Views: Representing data in the requested format. Layout/styling etc.
- Controllers: Handling the Models and Views. Controllers fetch the requests from the clients ==> forward to Models for requested operations ==> Finally displaying required output from views.
MVC based a simple login form in PHP (Step by step tutorial)
Now, let’s move ahead for creating a simple login form in PHP using MVC patterns.
Note: I am using an eclipse text editor on Mac so don’t get confused in screenshots.
Start a new PHP project
name it as “form”
Note: Select the directory path as shown in the above screenshot if it isn’t set as default.
Create 3 folders in your PHP project and a single PHP file “index.php”
Follow the screenshots.
Screen #1: creating a folder in your PHP project.
Screen #2: Creating a PHP file in eclipse TextEditor.
So, three folders and a PHP file are ready to work on?
In “controllers” folder, create a new PHP file with the name controller.php and insert the following code.
In “models” folder, create a new PHP file with the name models.php and insert the following code.
Create two new PHP files in the “views” folder, with the names login.php and afterlogin.php
Write the following code in views/login.php
And write the following code in views/afterlogin.php file.
Finally, open the index.php and insert the following code.
Test your code into your browser such as localhost/form. It was a simple login form but you can add CSS to style it further.
Disclaimer: This post is created as per my best knowledge until the time of creation. All the codes added in this post worked great for me but maybe there won’t work that way for you. So, hereby, I cannot guarantee that this tutorial will equally help you with your problem too. But I assure that this would be really helpful for students having a basic knowledge of PHP and looking for creating very basic PHP login form.
Well, if you think anything in this post wasn’t appropriate and should be removed, please let me know in comments below.
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