Thomas Thomas - 2 months ago 10
HTML Question

PHP Echo a large block of text

Im new to PHP and I can't figure out what the rules are for using the echo function. For example, if I need to echo a large block of css/js, do I need to add echo to each line of text or is there a way to echo a large block of code with a single echo?

When I try to echo a big block of code like this one, I get an error:

if (is_single()) {
echo '<link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://jotform.com/css/styles/form.css"/><style type="text/css">
.form-label{
width:150px !important;
}
.form-label-left{
width:150px !important;
}
.form-line{
padding:10px;
}
.form-label-right{
width:150px !important;
}
body, html{
margin:0;
padding:0;
background:false;
}

.form-all{
margin:0px auto;
padding-top:20px;
width:650px !important;
color:Black;
font-family:Verdana;
font-size:12px;
}
</style>

<link href="http://jotform.com/css/calendarview.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<script src="http://jotform.com/js/prototype.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="http://jotform.com/js/protoplus.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="http://jotform.com/js/protoplus-ui.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="http://jotform.com/js/jotform.js?v3" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="http://jotform.com/js/location.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="http://jotform.com/js/calendarview.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

JotForm.init(function(){
$('input_6').hint('ex: myname@example.com');
});
</script>';
}else {

}


Is there a better way to echo large blocks of code without a lot of work (adding echo to each line for example)?

Answer

One option is to get out of the php block and just write HTML.

With your code, after the opening curly brace of your if statement, end the PHP:

if (is_single()) { ?>

Then remove the echo ' and the ';

After all your html and css, before the closing }, write:

<? } else {

If the text you want to write to the page is dynamic, it gets a little trickier, but for now this should work fine.