?
Solved

PHP echo single quote breaking echo

Posted on 2011-09-30
5
Medium Priority
?
396 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am trying to use a dynamic variable in a Wordpress shortcode in a theme using do_shortcode like this:

<?php echo do_shortcode('[map id="map1" address="<?php echo($row['fulladdress']); ?> <?php echo($row['city']); ?>, <?php echo($row['zip']); ?> " z="15"]'); ?>

Open in new window


That does not work...this does though so I know its my echo statements breaking it because this does work:

<?php echo do_shortcode('[map id="map1" address="Austin, TX " z="15"]'); ?>

Can someone help me figure out how to format this?
0
Comment
Question by:pda4me
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Chris Harte
ID: 36893158
I don't know anything about wordpress or do_shortcode, but I can tell you have a lot of mismatched braces and brackets in there. Do not echo variables or use  php tags inside php tags. That z=15 is just hanging loose on the end of that line. I can not tell what you are trying to do with it. But try this.


$content = '[map id="map1" address="'.$row['fulladdress'].'"';

echo do_shortcode ($content);


echo($row['city']);
echo($row['zip']);
0
 
LVL 111

Accepted Solution

by:
Ray Paseur earned 2000 total points
ID: 36893218
Using echo inside echo seems out of place to me.  And echo is not a function so you can remove the parentheses.

I think you might be looking for something like this, but it is hard to guess:

$str = '[map id="map" address="';
$str .= $row['fulladdress'];
$str .= '"';
$str .= ' ' . $row['city'];
$str .= ' ' . $row['zip'];
$str .= '"'
$str .= '  z="15"]';

echo do_shortCode($str);

It is much easier to get the code right if you do not use compound statements.
0
 

Author Comment

by:pda4me
ID: 36893225
i need the city and zip and the closing bracket ] to finish the short code?  How do I include those?  Nothing I try worked?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:pda4me
ID: 36893278
Bingo, thanks Ray!!!
0
 
LVL 111

Expert Comment

by:Ray Paseur
ID: 36893304
Thanks for the points!
0

Featured Post

Tutorial: Introduction to Managing a Linux Server

In this tutorial on systemd, we will explore:
-OS/Distro Adoption
-chkconfig and Other Legacy Commands
-Summary and Key Commands

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Password hashing is better than message digests or encryption, and you should be using it instead of message digests or encryption.  Find out why and how in this article, which supplements the original article on PHP Client Registration, Login, Logo…
Introduction This article is intended for those who are new to PHP error handling (https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/11769/And-by-the-way-I-am-New-to-PHP.html).  It addresses one of the most common problems that plague beginning PHP develop…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to manually back up a WordPress Database. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. The Host used will be IPage.com Log into your Hosting account. IPage will be used for demonstration : Locat…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to reset a WordPress password if you are locked out and cannot reset the password. A typical use would be if you cannot access the email to which WordPress would send the password recovery email to…
Suggested Courses

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question