these two were the most popular (i think) of almost any of our tutorials. i will see what we can do about re-writing perhaps a trimmed-down version of the one that existed. i wrote the follow-up tutorial which showed readers how to let users update their profiles, but it had terrible practices.
the purpose of this thread is to open tutorial topics to suggestion from some of the users of the forum. be precise about what you'd be interested in learning - any vague topics will be ignored. i would also urge new users to get in on this, letting us know what you find difficult to grasp being new to PHP, or what you struggled with most while learning through development. that being said, have at it with your suggestions. keep in mind, i will be deleting unhelpful posts.