PHP – Echo / Print

 

In PHP there are two basic ways to get output: echo and print.

 

PHP echo and print Statements

 

echo and print are more or less the same. They are both used to output data to the screen.

 

The differences are small: echo has no return value while print has a return value of 1 so it can be used in expressions. echo can take multiple parameters (although such usage is rare) while print can take one argument. echo is marginally faster than print.

 

The PHP echo Statement

 

The echo statement can be used with or without parentheses: echo or echo().

 

Display Text

 

The following example shows how to output text with the echo command (notice that the text can contain HTML markup):

 

Example

 

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<?php
echo “<h2>PHP is Fun!</h2>”;
echo “Hello world!<br>”;
echo “Robert is teaching you PHP!<br>”;
echo “This “, “string “, “was “, “made “, “with multiple parameters.”;
?>

</body>
</html>

 

Output

 

 

Display Variables

 

The following example shows how to output text and variables with the echo statement:

 

Example

 

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<?php
$txt1 = “Learn PHP”;
$txt2 = “robertkaramagi.wordpress.com”;
$x = 5;
$y = 4;

echo “<h2>” . $txt1 . “</h2>”;
echo “Study PHP at ” . $txt2 . “<br>”;
echo $x + $y;
?>

</body>
</html>

 

Output

 

 

The PHP print Statement

 

The print statement can be used with or without parentheses: print or print().

 

Display Text

 

The following example shows how to output text with the print command (notice that the text can contain HTML markup):

 

Example

 

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<?php
print “<h2>PHP is Fun!</h2>”;
print “Hello world!<br>”;
print “Robert is teaching you PHP!”;
?>

</body>
</html>

 

Output

 

 

Display Variables

 

The following example shows how to output text and variables with the print statement:

 

Example

 

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<?php
$txt1 = “Learn PHP”;
$txt2 = “robertkaramagi.wordpress.com”;
$x = 5;
$y = 4;

print “<h2>” . $txt1 . “</h2>”;
print “Study PHP at ” . $txt2 . “<br>”;
print $x + $y;
?>

</body>
</html>

 

Output