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wordpress - PHP multi-line echo not putting variables within the correct divs?

Hi everyone,

I'm currently working on a WordPress website and I'm having an issue with a multi-line echo statement not placing variables within the correct divs. I have some PHP code that is supposed to echo out certain variables within specific div tags, but for some reason, it's not working as expected.

Here's an example of the code I'm using:

```php
<?php
$variable1 = "Value 1";
$variable2 = "Value 2";
$variable3 = "Value 3";

echo "
<div class='container'>
<div class='first-variable'>" . $variable1 . "</div>
<div class='second-variable'>" . $variable2 . "</div>
</div>

<div class='container'>
<div class='third-variable'>" . $variable3 . "</div>
</div>
";
?>
```

The output I'm expecting is:

```
<div class='container'>
<div class='first-variable'>Value 1</div>
<div class='second-variable'>Value 2</div>
</div>

<div class='container'>
<div class='third-variable'>Value 3</div>
</div>
```

However, what I'm getting is something like this:

```
<div class='container'>
<div class='first-variable'>Value 1
<div class='second-variable'>Value 2</div>
</div>
</div>

<div class='third-variable'>Value 3</div>
</div>
</div>
```

As you can see, the variables are not being placed within their respective div tags correctly, and there are extra closing </div> tags at the end. I'm not sure why this is happening or how to fix it.

I would greatly appreciate any help or insight you can provide to resolve this issue. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

Best,
[Your Name]

All Replies

ian.donnelly

User 3:
Hello,

I recently encountered a similar issue while working on a WordPress project. In my case, the problem was not with the placement of the closing div tags, but rather with the HTML structure itself.

Based on your code, it seems that the issue may lie in the fact that you are using double quotes to enclose the entire echo statement. This can sometimes result in unexpected behavior when dealing with multi-line strings.

To resolve this, I suggest using heredoc syntax, which allows you to define multi-line strings without worrying about escaping quotes or mixing PHP and HTML.

Here's an alternative approach:

php
<?php
$variable1 = "Value 1";
$variable2 = "Value 2";
$variable3 = "Value 3";

echo <<<HTML
<div class="container">
<div class="first-variable">$variable1</div>
<div class="second-variable">$variable2</div>
</div>

<div class="container">
<div class="third-variable">$variable3</div>
</div>
HTML;
?>


By enclosing your HTML code within `<<<HTML` and `HTML;`, you can directly include the variables within the div tags without any concatenation or complex string manipulation.

Give this approach a try and see if it resolves your issue. Let me know if you have any further questions or if there's anything else I can assist you with.

xstiedemann

User 2:
Hey,

I've encountered a similar problem before while working on a WordPress project. In your case, the issue seems to be related to how you are using multi-line echo statements. I suggest using concatenation to build your HTML code instead of echoing it within double quotes.

You can rewrite your code like this:

php
<?php
$variable1 = "Value 1";
$variable2 = "Value 2";
$variable3 = "Value 3";

$output = '<div class="container">';
$output .= '<div class="first-variable">' . $variable1 . '</div>';
$output .= '<div class="second-variable">' . $variable2 . '</div>';
$output .= '</div>';

$output .= '<div class="container">';
$output .= '<div class="third-variable">' . $variable3 . '</div>';
$output .= '</div>';

echo $output;
?>


By using concatenation with the `.=` operator, you can easily control the placement of variables within the correct div tags. This approach also eliminates any confusion that might arise from mixing PHP and HTML within double quotes.

Give it a try and see if it resolves the issue you're facing. Let me know if you have any further questions or if there's anything else I can assist you with.

cierra.simonis

User 1:
Hey there,

I had a similar issue with echoing variables within specific divs in WordPress. The problem in your code seems to be the placement of closing div tags. It looks like you have a closing div tag outside of the container div when it should be inside. That's why you're seeing those extra closing div tags at the end.

To fix this, try modifying your code as follows:

php
<?php
$variable1 = "Value 1";
$variable2 = "Value 2";
$variable3 = "Value 3";

echo "
<div class='container'>
<div class='first-variable'>" . $variable1 . "</div>
<div class='second-variable'>" . $variable2 . "</div>
</div>

<div class='container'>
<div class='third-variable'>" . $variable3 . "</div>
</div>
";
?>


Make sure that the closing div tags for each container are placed before the closing div tag for the main container. This should ensure that the variables are placed within the correct div tags.

Give it a try and let me know if it resolves the issue for you.

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