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PHP PHP Basics (Retired) PHP Data & Structure PHP Variables

kofi amoussou
PLUS
kofi amoussou
Courses Plus Student 7,381 Points

echoing Mike not working? and i am pretty sure i haven't done any mistake in my php code block

don't know why i keep getting error although my code is correct

index.php
<?php $name = "Mike" ?>

<p><?php echo $name ?></p>

2 Answers

Jeff Lemay
Jeff Lemay
14,266 Points

They want you to use a single php-block to declare the variable and echo it (this comes up all the time). You also added some unnecessary paragraph tags that might cause you to fail the challenge.

<?php 
    $name = "Mike";
    echo $name;
?>

Note: Now that we have both statements in a single php-block, you'll need to close them with semi-colons.

Darren Joy
Darren Joy
19,573 Points

It's likely what Jeff Lemay said above.

i also notice that the challenges can be very very specific in what they ask for...