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

Omar Juárez
Omar Juárez
2,737 Points

I don´t understand, i set: <?php echo $name ?> and dosen´t work

Do i need to write html tags? like <p> also do i need to set all the HTML like <!doctype html> <head> <body> etc..?

index.php
<?php 

$name = "Mike";

?>

<?php echo $name ?>

2 Answers

Greg Kaleka
Greg Kaleka
39,019 Points

Hi Omar,

I think I saw someone post this same question earlier. This particular code challenge is being a bit picky - it wants you to use the existing PHP block. It's not necessary to write a new block for every line of code you write!

This should work for you:

<?php 

$name = "Mike";

echo $name;

?>
Omar Juárez
Omar Juárez
2,737 Points

Thanks a lot that was helpfull

Jonthue Michel
Jonthue Michel
1,462 Points

So their is actually a limit to the php code block?

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,627 Points

Hi Jonthue Michel,

No, there is actually not a limit on code block, but rather just a very picky challenge that wants everything in the one code block. You just have to be aware of the wording of the questions/tasks. This one said something along the line of "now... add an echo..." but did Not say "in a new code block..." :)

Greg Kaleka
Greg Kaleka
39,019 Points

Hi Jonthue,

Do you mean is there a limit to how many lines of code you can have in a single php block?

If so, none that I'm aware of. You can have many thousands of lines of code in a single php block.

Jeffrey Cunningham
Jeffrey Cunningham
5,592 Points

Oh wow, i got stuck on that too. That's so dumb, even the video shows it done the first way.