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PHP code is getting Commented Out

Hey everyone,

I've been facing a strange issue with my PHP code and I can't seem to figure out what's causing it. Whenever I write my PHP code and try to run it, some parts of the code are getting commented out automatically. I've checked my code multiple times and there are no // or /* */ comments that could be causing this. It's really frustrating as it disrupts the functionality of the code.

I've also tried running the code on different IDEs and servers, but the issue persists. I've even tried running the code on different machines, thinking it could be a local issue, but that didn't help either.

Has anyone else experienced a similar issue before? If so, could you please share how you were able to resolve it? I've searched online for possible solutions but couldn't find anything specific to this problem.

Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Hey there!

I've encountered this issue before, and it can be quite frustrating for sure. There are a few possibilities that could be causing your PHP code to get commented out automatically.

One thing you can check is if you have any special characters or formatting in your code that could be misinterpreted as comments by the PHP parser. For example, if you have a combination of symbols or characters that resembles a comment syntax, it could mistakenly comment out the following code.

Another possibility could be an issue with the encoding of your PHP file. If the file is not properly encoded, it can lead to unexpected behavior. Make sure your PHP files are saved with the correct encoding, typically UTF-8 without BOM.

Additionally, some IDEs or text editors have features or extensions that automatically comment out code. Check your IDE settings to see if there is an option or a plugin enabled that could be causing this behavior.

If you're using any frameworks or libraries in your PHP project, it's worth considering if any of them have settings that could potentially cause this issue. Sometimes, frameworks have their own way of handling comments or code blocks.

Lastly, make sure there are no external factors causing this problem, such as caching issues on the server-side. Sometimes, if the server has a cached version of your file, it might not accurately reflect your latest changes and could comment out code.

Hopefully, one of these suggestions will help you resolve the issue. If none of the above solutions work, please provide more details about your code, the tools you're using, and any error messages you're receiving so that we can provide more specific assistance. Good luck!


Hey folks,

I've had a similar problem with my PHP code getting commented out unexpectedly, and it turned out to be an issue related to the server configuration. Specifically, the PHP configuration setting for the "short_open_tag" was causing this behavior. When this setting is enabled, PHP code enclosed within <? ?> short tags can be executed. However, if it's disabled, those short tags are treated as regular HTML comments and get commented out.

So, my suggestion would be to check your PHP configuration file (php.ini) and ensure that the "short_open_tag" setting is set to "On". You can search for "short_open_tag" in the file and update it accordingly.

In addition, make sure you also check for any conflicting directives or settings that might be overriding this option. It's possible that another directive is disabling short tags even if "short_open_tag" is set to "On".

Once you've made the necessary changes to the PHP configuration, restart your server to apply the new settings. Then, try running your PHP code again to see if the issue persists.

I hope this helps you resolve the problem. If you have any further questions or need more guidance, feel free to ask. Good luck!

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