This tutorial is intended to introduce you to the CodeIgniter framework and the basic principles of MVC architecture. It will show you how a basic CodeIgniter application is constructed in step-by-step fashion.

In this tutorial, you will be creating a basic news application. You will begin by writing the code that can load static pages. Next, you will create a news section that reads news items from a database. Finally, you’ll add a form to create news items in the database.

This tutorial will primarily focus on:

  • Model-View-Controller basics
  • Routing basics
  • Form validation
  • Performing basic database queries using “Query Builder”

The entire tutorial is split up over several pages, each explaining a small part of the functionality of the CodeIgniter framework. You’ll go through the following pages:

  • Introduction, this page, which gives you an overview of what to expect.
  • Static pages, which will teach you the basics of controllers, views and routing.
  • News section, where you’ll start using models and will be doing some basic database operations.
  • Create news items, which will introduce more advanced database operations and form validation.
  • Conclusion, which will give you some pointers on further reading and other resources.

Enjoy your exploration of the CodeIgniter framework.