NetMag as a very interesting article about PHP and blogging. The series is meant as an introduction to PHP and uses a blogging system as use case: Introducing PHP: Blog-u-like. The tutorial goes a step further than just explaining the regular echo’s and if-then-else statements by introducing reference parameters, object orientation (inheritance).
Next article promises to explain about RSS, XML-RPC and various remote blogging API’s.
I’ll keep you informed!