Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

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

Tal Goren
Tal Goren
2,601 Points

I don't understand why it gives me an error?

it is really simple but maybe the is a problem somewhere?

index.php
<?php 

$name = "Mike" ;

?>

<?php echo $name ?>  

1 Answer

Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
33,990 Points

Hi Tal, just a couple of minor issues: I notice you have left out a semi-colan at the end of your echo statement, also the code challenge requires for you to include all of your code inside one php block, like so:

 <?php 

//place code inside one php block
$name = "Mike" ;
echo $name; //include semi-colan

?>  

Hope that helps!!