I have been slowly learning PHP for a while now, and whilst I still prefer ASP.Net with its nicely organised code-behind pages and button click methods, there is something very nice about just integrating code and html.

One of the annoyances I had was that in order to (for example) display a variable on the screen within my html, I had to type:

<p><?php echo $VariableName; ?></p>

..but there is an easier way that I have just discovered and thought I would share:


….no semi-colons, no <?php, no echo! Much faster to type!

Obviously you dont need the <p> and </p> tags, they are just there to illustrate that it can be used within HTML.


I’ve used this lots in a new website that I have been working on in my free time: http://www.chriswilsonartist.com


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