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

Jessica Rasmussen
Jessica Rasmussen
1,889 Points

How to echo Mike's name to screen?

I've tried just adding the php <?php echo $name ?>

I've also tried adding html, body, and paragraph tags.

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

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset=utf-8>
  </head>

  <body>
    <section>
      <?php echo $name ?>
    </section>
  </body>
</html>

3 Answers

Hey Jessica,

You really don't have to do all that haha The simplest way to pass this challenge is to run your echo $name; line after the variable creation line because that's what it wants you to do! :)

<?php 
$name = "Mike";
echo $name;
?>
Jessica Rasmussen
Jessica Rasmussen
1,889 Points

Thank you Marcus! This worked perfectly! I guess I was overthinking it.

You're very welcome, Jessica. I think we all overthink stuff now and again, so it's good to get a fresh perspective in there sometimes :P Happy Coding!

Chris Adamson
Chris Adamson
132,142 Points

This challenge can be completed with a simple solution:

<?php $name = "Mike"; ?>
<?php echo $name; ?>
Ken Galvin
Ken Galvin
5,101 Points

O wow I just did the same thing by over thinking it, thanks for the help.