Learning PHP – Bleg

Anyone out there who can make suggestions on either online classes or decent books or other resources for self teaching PHP  coding?  I’m not, at least immedietly, able to find classes locally for PHP….

I cobbled together enough PHP to put together the RSS Feed page, and to modify the base template to make the blog look the way I want, but without more of a clue I can’t take that further the way I want to.