There are some mistakes which can be avoided if coding is done, while keeping the below points in mind.
# Always open and close the brackets for loops or if else condition. It is common mistake to forget about closing the curely braces or loop closing braces.
# End all the PHP lines with “;”(semi-colon).It is good practice to avoid errors in php.
# I will advice to use <?php and ?> for opening and closing php tags. Some time other PHP tags cause problem in some cases.
# While writing the functions for the web application, always try yo give a unique name to the functions to avoid name conflicts in functions.
# while naming the files always use the lowercase for naming the files . Don’t mix with lower and Upper cases. it might cause conflict on Linux Server.
# If you are having lots of single and double quotes then prefer to escape them by using escape sequences(\)
# If you are using variable and array , try to give each one of them unique names.
# While declaring a php function don’t pass n number of arguments to the functions instead pass the array as argument.