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

Brian Platt
Brian Platt
5,009 Points

Make Sure You Call Your Variable $name

I keep seeing "Make Sure You Call Your Variable $name" but my variable is $name = "Mike";

index.php
$name = "Mike";

1 Answer

You are correct in how you have established it, but because you have not properly enclosed it in PHP tags it is not recognized as a PHP variable. Remember that to execute PHP, it must be contained within PHP opening and closing tags, like so:

<?php
$name = "Mike";
?>
Brian Platt
Brian Platt
5,009 Points

It worked—but it didn't earlier, thanks!