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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Building a Media Library in PHP Variables and Conditionals

Add a condition that checks if flavor variable has the same value as "cookie dough".

The message in the final echo command only makes sense if your favorite flavor is the same as Hal's. Add a conditional around that final echo command that checks if the flavor variable has a value of "cookie dough." (Remember to choose carefully between using a single equal sign and a double equal sign in the check.) Preview the code and, if you have a different flavor, make sure the message disappears

$flavor = "vanilla";
echo $flavor;
echo "<p>Your favorite flavor of ice cream is ";
echo "vanilla";
echo ".</p>";
echo "<p>Hal's favorite flavor is cookie dough, also!</p>";


2 Answers

Cindy Lea
Cindy Lea
Courses Plus Student 6,485 Points

They are mainly asking you for a conditional if statement. It would look like this:

if ($flavor === "cookie dough") echo "<p>Hal's favorite flavor is cookie dough, also!</p>";

Add this to your code for the challenge. As far as the message disappearing if its different, I didnt add additional code for this & challenge passeed.


so, the idea is that you use a conditional statement, that is there must be some criteria. For example, 'if' my favorite flavor is x then do this. If, my favourite flavor is y do that. This is asking you to add a condition.

Also in php it's not the same as javascript. so you only need == instead of ===

so, it would be something like:

<?php $flavor = "vanilla"; if($flavor == "cookie dough") { echo "<p>Hal's favorite flavor is cookie dough, also!</p>"; } else if($flavor == "vanilla") { echo "<p>Your favorite flavor of ice cream is "; echo "vanilla"; echo ".</p>"; } ?>