blkedy blkedy - 3 days ago 7
PHP Question

Reverse order of foreach list items

I would like to reverse the order of this code's list items. Basically it's a set of years going from oldest to recent and I am trying to reverse that output.

<?php
$j=1;
foreach ( $skills_nav as $skill ) {
$a = '<li><a href="#" data-filter=".'.$skill->slug.'">';
$a .= $skill->name;
$a .= '</a></li>';
echo $a;
echo "\n";
$j++;
}
?>

Answer

Walking Backwards

If you're looking for a purely PHP solution, you can also simply count backwards through the list, access it front-to-back:

$accounts = Array(
  '@jonathansampson',
  '@f12devtools',
  '@ieanswers'
);

$index = count($accounts);

while($index) {
  echo sprintf("<li>%s</li>", $accounts[--$index]);
}

The above sets $index to the total number of elements, and then begins accessing them back-to-front, reducing the index value for the next iteration.

Reversing the Array

You could also leverage the array_reverse function to invert the values of your array, allowing you to access them in reverse order:

$accounts = Array(
  '@jonathansampson',
  '@f12devtools',
  '@ieanswers'
);

foreach ( array_reverse($accounts) as $account ) {
  echo sprintf("<li>%s</li>", $account);
}
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