I could do really cool things like break a web page up into smaller reusable parts:
I could inject these pieces into each web page so they’d all share the same template. This came in handy if a website had fifty pages and I wanted to change the company logo. I’d just change the logo in one place, the header.php file, and the new logo would magically appear on all fifty pages!
This was an “aha” moment. With the right tools, I could accelerate my creative work. PHP lit a spark, sending me out on a life-long quest to work harder at working smarter.