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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Adding a Basic Form Utilizing Object Properties and Methods

jinhwa yoo
jinhwa yoo
10,042 Points

help me

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '<' in /home/treehouse/workspace/suggest.php on line 58

<?php

if($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] =="POST"){ $name = trim(filter_input(INPUT_POST, "name", FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING)); $email = trim(filter_input(INPUT_POST, "email", FILTER_SANITIZE_EMAIL)); $details = trim(filter_input(INPUT_POST, "details", FILTER_SANITIZE_SPECIAL_CHARS));

if($name == "" || $email == "" || $details ==""){ echo "please fill in the required fields: Name , Email and Detials"; exit; }

if($_POST["address"] != ""){ echo "Bad form input"; exit; } require("inc/phpmailer/class.phpmailer.php"); $mail = new PHPMailer; if($mail->ValidateAddress($email)){ echo "Invalid Email address"; exit; }

$email_body=""; $email_body .= "Name " . $name . "\n"; $email_body .= "Email " . $email . "\n"; $email_body .= "Details " . $details . "\n";

$mail->setFrom($email, $name); $mail->addAddress('treehouse@localhost', 'Alena'); // Add a recipient

$mail->isHTML(false); // Set email format to HTML

$mail->Subject = 'Personal Media Library Suggestion' . $name; $mail->Body = $email_body;

if(!$mail->send()) { echo 'Message could not be sent.'; echo 'Mailer Error: ' . $mail->ErrorInfo; exit; }

header("location:suggest.php?status=thanks"); }

$pageTitle = "Suggest a Media Item"; $section = "suggest";

include("inc/header.php"); ?>

<div class="section page"> <div class= "wrapper"> <h1>Suggest a Media Item</h1> <?php if(isset($_GET["status"]) && $_GET["status"] == "thanks"){ <p>Thanks for the email! I’ll check your suggestion shortly!</p>; } else { ?> <p>If you think there is something I’ missing, let me know! complete the form to send me an email!</p> <form method = "post" action="suggest.php"> <table> <tr> <th><label for="name">Name</label></th> <td><input type="text" id="name" name="name" /></td> </tr> <tr> <th><label for="email">Email</label></th> <td><input type="text" id="email" name="email" /></td> </tr> <tr> <th><label for="details">Suggest Item Details</label></th> <td><textarea name="details" id="detials"></textarea></td> </tr> <tr style="display:none"> <th><label for="address">Address</label></th> <td><input type="text" id="address" name="address" /></td> </tr> </table> <input type="submit" value="send" /> </form>
<?php } ?> </div> </div>

<?php include("inc/footer.php"); ?>

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,688 Points

no. you can use echo or <?php ?>. not both.

<?php if(isset($_GET["status"]) && $_GET["status"] == "thanks"){?>
 <p>Thanks for the email! I’ll check your suggestion shortly!</p>
<?php } else { ?><p>if you think of  </p>

2 Answers

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,688 Points
if(isset($_GET["status"]) && $_GET["status"] == "thanks"){ <p>Thanks for the email! I’ll check your suggestion shortly!</p>; }

You go straight into html without closing the PHP instruction with ?>

jinhwa yoo
jinhwa yoo
10,042 Points

I don't get it ////

plz show where i fix ?

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,688 Points

$_GET["status"] == "thanks"){ <p>Thanks for the email! I’ll check your suggestion shortly!</p>; } else { ?> <p>If you think

should be

$_GET["status"] == "thanks"){ ?><p>Thanks for the email! I’ll check your suggestion shortly!</p><?php } else { ?> <p>If you think

of should use the echo command like:

{ echo "<p>Thanks for the email! I’ll check your suggestion shortly!</p>"; } else {

jinhwa yoo
jinhwa yoo
10,042 Points

<?php

if($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] =="POST"){ $name = trim(filter_input(INPUT_POST, "name", FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING)); $email = trim(filter_input(INPUT_POST, "email", FILTER_SANITIZE_EMAIL)); $details = trim(filter_input(INPUT_POST, "details", FILTER_SANITIZE_SPECIAL_CHARS));

if($name == "" || $email == "" || $details ==""){ echo "please fill in the required fields: Name , Email and Detials"; exit; }

if($_POST["address"] != ""){ echo "Bad form input"; exit; } require("inc/phpmailer/class.phpmailer.php"); $mail = new PHPMailer; if($mail->ValidateAddress($email)){ echo "Invalid Email address"; exit; }

$email_body=""; $email_body .= "Name " . $name . "\n"; $email_body .= "Email " . $email . "\n"; $email_body .= "Details " . $details . "\n";

$mail->setFrom($email, $name); $mail->addAddress('treehouse@localhost', 'Alena'); // Add a recipient

$mail->isHTML(false); // Set email format to HTML

$mail->Subject = 'Personal Media Library Suggestion' . $name; $mail->Body = $email_body;

if(!$mail->send()) { echo 'Message could not be sent.'; echo 'Mailer Error: ' . $mail->ErrorInfo; exit; }

header("location:suggest.php?status=thanks"); }

$pageTitle = "Suggest a Media Item"; $section = "suggest";

include("inc/header.php"); ?>

<div class="section page"> <div class= "wrapper"> <h1>Suggest a Media Item</h1>

<?php if(isset($_GET["status"]) && $_GET["status"] == "thanks"){?> 
  echo "<p>Thanks for the email! I’ll check your suggestion shortly!</p>";
  <?php } else { ?><p>if you think of  </p>


  <p>If you think there is something I&rsquo; missing, let me know! complete the form to send me an email!</p>
  <form method = "post" action="suggest.php">
    <table>
       <tr>
           <th><label for="name">Name</label></th>
           <td><input type="text" id="name" name="name" /></td>
        </tr>
      <tr>
           <th><label for="email">Email</label></th>
           <td><input type="text" id="email" name="email" /></td>
        </tr>
      <tr>
           <th><label for="details">Suggest Item Details</label></th>
           <td><textarea name="details" id="detials"></textarea></td>
        </tr>
      <tr style="display:none">
           <th><label for="address">Address</label></th>
           <td><input type="text" id="address" name="address" /></td>
        </tr>
    </table>
   <input type="submit" value="send" />
  </form>  
   } 

</div> </div>

<?php include("inc/footer.php"); ?>