There are different ways to pass information from one page to another, specifically, GET, POST, COOKIE, and SESSION. There are others, like AJAX but getting used to the native php structures first is the best way to go. This video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEl3bhCBjtI
will cover the first 3 ways, and this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOMLpOSlkto
will cover using sessions to pass information. The videos are short and in plain english to make them easy to follow.