A good place to start is by skimming through the ever-growing list of frequently asked questions (with answers, of course). Then have a look at the rest of the online manual and other resources in the documentation section.
There are a number of mailing lists devoted to talking about PHP and related projects. This list describes them all, has links to searchable archives for all of the lists, and explains how to subscribe to the lists.
The PHP language newsgroup is
comp.lang.php, available on any
news server around the globe. In addition to this many of our mailing
lists are also reflected onto the news server at
server also has a read only web interface at
Mailing list messages are transfered to newsgroup posts and newsgroup posts are sent to the mailing lists. Please note that these newsgroups are only available on this server.
Chances are that there is a User Group in your neighborhood, which are generally a great resource both for beginners and experienced PHP users. Check out the User Group listing on PHP.ug to see if there is one close by.
A list of upcoming events (such as user group meetings and PHP training sessions) is included in the right-hand column of the front page, and on the event calendar page. If you want to list an upcoming event, just fill out the form on this page.
Otherwise known as IRC or Internet Relay Chat. Here you can usually find experienced PHP people sitting around doing nothing on various channels with php in their names. Note that there is no official IRC channel. Check OFTC or any other major network (EFNet, IRCNet, QuakeNet, IrCQNet, DALNet and freenode).
If you have a problem or suggestion in connection with the PHP.net website or mirror sites, please contact the webmasters. If you have problems setting up PHP or using some functionality, please ask your question on a support channel detailed above, the webmasters will not answer any such questions.