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Wordpress PHP if Statement not working correctly

Below I have a piece of code in which I'm certain I'm doing something very stupid, as does come with working on a Saturday.
I have in my functions.php a declared true/false variable. If the drop down is set to yes, or true, then it does display the text "Test" and then input the code for the wordpress comment engine (The comment section does not appear)

The second part, if it is not equal to 'yes', then it returns a seperate DIV tag. This also works.

So the IF statement seems to be working, but it just does not seem to be working with the <?php comments_template(); ?> WordPress hook.

Any Ideas?

<?php if (get_option('console_engine') <> 'yes')
	{
	echo "Test <?php comments_template(); ?>";
	}else{
		echo "<div id='test-root'></div>";
	}?>

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techvagabond

8/22/2022 - Mon
Dave Baldwin

If you look at the "View Source", you will see that this line:

echo "Test <?php comments_template(); ?>";

puts the "<?php comments_template(); ?>" in the HTML code where it does nothing.  It does not get executed by PHP.  What is it supposed to do?
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techvagabond

you're right, in the code generated in just puts in

test<?php comments_template(); ?>

Firefox source browser gives the php statement a pink colour which I've never seen before. I think it's taunting me.

Basically, that php hook is what you call to be able to leave or view comments on a particular wordpress page of blog post.

I'm trying to make it so that in the functions.php, the user has an option to turn the comment engine off if required.
Dave Baldwin

The pink means "What is this?", means Firefox doesn't recognize it.  Putting it in the 'echo' won't do what you want because it never gets executed.  I don't know where you need to put it.
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techvagabond

That looks like it'll do the trick :D

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