New To Php - Start With Yii?

I am a in the process of learning PHP and I am wondering should I just start with a frame work or is it best to start with start PHP code?

I have a project in mind that I would like to work on, it will require PHP & MySQL with user authentication.

So i am wondering if I should start with a framework or just go with PHP, I have a feeling the framework would make it easier for me if I understood PHP, but I could be wrong.


Better question, do you have any prior experience with object oriented programming?

If you answer yes, then sure, start with the framework (Use for any questions regarding php).

If not, rather rethink what exactly you want to accomplish. You’ll have a difficult time working with both objects and php as a new language at the same time.

ok then PHP only it is.