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Anthony Lucio
Anthony Lucio
20,431 Points

At 3:10, is it best to 'require'?

Referencing a document. Is that considered best practice?

2 Answers


This may or may not answer your question but speaking as a PHP developer, you can either use include or require when you want to include another script to your current one. The big difference is that require will error out and terminate the script if the file you are trying to require doesn't exist. Include doesn't. If you need the included script in order for your current script to function, you would use require. I mostly use require (require_once if I want to make sure the included script doesn't get included more than once). You can use either or but if you are going to be including files that may be dependent, you might as well use require. There really isn't that much of a difference. Hope this helps.


747 Points

'require' didn't work for me. I used " include( plugin_dir_path( FILE ) . 'inc/options-page-wrapper.php'); "