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PHP PHP Basics (Retired) What is PHP? PHP Basic Usage

What am i doing wrong here?

<p><? php echo "Hello, World!" ?></p>

<title>PHP Basic Usage Challenge</title>
<p><? php echo "Hello, World!" ?></p>

2 Answers

Prateek Kedia
Prateek Kedia
8,707 Points
<p><?php echo "Hello, World!" ?></p>
Prateek Kedia
Prateek Kedia
8,707 Points

Remove the space between <? and php

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,627 Points

Hi Ben. Welcome to Treehouse.

While Prateek answer is correct in syntax and corrects your spacing mistake, the phrase being echoed out is incorrect and will cause a "Bummer!"

First note, that while whitespace makes no difference IN PHP, the whitespace (or lack of) in the PHP tag is vital. So, no space between the ? mark and php.

Second note, the challenges are very specific and picky. It asks to echo out "Hello World" with no comma and no exclamation point.

Have fun and Keep Coding! :)