For learning purposes, I would love to be able to get into a working PHP web development project that's catered to learning with comments and easy names. I remember a site years ago but I can't find it anymore. I haven't found anything in Google after trying many different phrases such as "download sample PHP projects" and I either get unrelated links or websites that charge $250 for these sample projects. Does anyone know any good website to download projects for learning purposes?
Here you go - http://php.happycodings.com/ (especially check Code Snippets and Complete Programs)
You simply get a development tool like XAMPP and start coding, you learn on the go.
You can always go to GitHub and search for PHP-based projects that interest you. For instance, here are a couple thousand repositories associated with "PHP blog": https://github.com/search?l=PHP&q=php+blog&type=Repositories&utf8=%E2%9C%93
I started learn coding in PHP by edit free CMS like Wordpress or Drupal. I was edit single files for my needed Try it