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Don Shipley
Don Shipley
19,488 Points

What is concatenate?

Inside of the my_plugin_get_profile function, create a variable named "json_feed_url" that concatenates the domain name http://myapi.net with the my_plugin_username variable and appends ".json" to the end.

4 Answers

The question is asked correctly. It's asking you to concatenate (link together/combine) the domain name with $my_plugin_username and then add '.json' to the end, which looks like this: 'http://myapi.net/' . $my_plugin_username . '.json'. It then wants you to assign that code to $json_feed_url. I agree that the wording is slightly confusing, but it is worded correctly.

Leroy Sibisi
Leroy Sibisi
20,619 Points


I tried your method, but it is not passing.

function my_plugin_get_profile($my_plugin_username) { $json_feed_url = 'http://myapi.net'.'my_plugin_username'.'json'; }

Hey Leroy Sibisi! You're pretty close! Take a closer look at what you are assigning to $json_feed_url. You're concatenating three strings: 'http://myapi.net', 'my_plugin_username', and 'json'. Remember we want $json_feed_url to be equal to a url of the form "http://myapi.net/MikeTheFrog.json", for example, if "MikeTheFrog" is passed into the function. So you would want to concatenate the string 'http://myapi.net/' (don't forget the last slash "/"!), the variable $my_plugin_username (not a string!), and the string '.json' (don't forget the dot in front "."!). Hope that helps! :)

Leroy Sibisi
Leroy Sibisi
20,619 Points

Thank you very much Kristen. I passed the challenge!

Andres Ramirez
Andres Ramirez
18,094 Points
function my_plugin_get_profile($my_plugin_username) { 
  $json_feed_url = 'http://myapi.net/'.$my_plugin_username.'.json'; 

This got mine to pass:

function my_plugin_get_profile($my_plugin_username){ $json_feed_url = '"http://myapi.net" . {$my_plugin_username} . ".json"'; }

And then I saw that I didn't have the "/" after .net . It does need that, so I'm not sure why it let my code through!