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Returning to Print!

Posted by on October 16, 2013

“Are you going to bring the magazine back to print?” It’s the #1 question on everyone’s minds. Since first acquired php[architect] at the beginning of 2013, it is the one question that we have constantly been asked. While digital publishing is the future, people still love the feeling of having a printed magazine in hand.

Knowing that our customers wanted it, we’ve worked hard to figure out a way that we could bring the magazine back to print again. We are extremely excited today to announce that starting with the November 2013 issue, php[architect] will once again be printed!

The print subscription will cost $119 annually, which includes shipping within the United States (additional shipping charges will apply to international locations and will be calculated upon checkout). Print subscribers will also have the electronic versions of the magazine to download.

At the same time, we wanted to simplify our subscription system. We’ve found confusion in the past between the ‘Basic’ versus ‘Premium’ digital subscription levels. As of today, all of our Basic and Premium subscribers have been converted to a new combined ‘Digital’ subscription level, that includes all three digital formats – PDF, ePub, and Mobi. For new subscribers, this subscription level will be provided at $49/year. We have also changed our single issue purchases to now include all three digital formats instead of just the PDF version.

Finally, don’t fret if you just renewed your digital subscription and now would like to get the print version instead. We’ve got you covered – you can upgrade from an existing digital subscription to a print subscription. Log in to your php[architect] account and on the Magazine tab, you’ll see an upgrade link next to your existing digital subscription. Click on the upgrade link, and it will add a pro-rated upgrade to print into your shopping cart.

We are all extremely excited about the future of the magazine here at php[architect], and as always, we are striving to be the best source of information possible for the PHP community. We welcome any and all feedback, which you can send to

Oscar still remembers downloading an early version of the Apache HTTP server at the end of 1995, and promptly asking "Ok, what's this good for?" He started learning PHP in 2000 and hasn't stopped since. He's worked with Drupal, WordPress, Zend Framework, and bespoke PHP, to name a few. Follow him on Google+.

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