PHP Embed a HTML Tag (that has double & single quote marks) into a PHP echo statement.

I am trying to customize a HTML template (Porto from ThemeForrest).

For simplicity, I've only included the single line of HTML that's causing the problem:

Example:
<?php echo '
<div class="slider" id="revolutionSlider" data-plugin-revolution-slider data-plugin-options=\'{"startheight": 500}\'>
' ?>

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I've tried escaping the single quotes inside the echo statement but that breaks the slider.

Does anyone have a work-around for this?   OR
Is there another way I can encapsulate the HTML so that it can be used on multiple pages using the PHP Include statement?

Thanks
Graham
GrahamPoleAsked:
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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
you can try:

<?php echo "<div class='slider' id='revolutionSlider' data-plugin-revolution-slider data-plugin-options='{\"startheight\":500}'>" ?>
GrahamPoleAuthor Commented:
Thanks Ryan... This still breaks the Slider!
Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
what about this?

<?php echo "<div class=\"slider\" id=\"revolutionSlider\" data-plugin-revolution-slider data-plugin-options='{\"startheight\": 500}'>" ?>
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Try this:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
 "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">

<html>
<head>
<title>PHP Quote test</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1>PHP Quote test</h1>
<?php 
$echostr = <<<EOS
<div class="slider" id="revolutionSlider" data-plugin-revolution-slider data-plugin-options='{"startheight": 500}'>
EOS;
echo $echostr;
 ?>
</body>
</html>

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GrahamPoleAuthor Commented:
Hi Dave,

Your suggestion solved my problem.


Thanks,
Graham
GrahamPoleAuthor Commented:
Hi Ryan,

Thanks again for your suggestion... I had tried that strategy before posting the original question. Unfortunately, escaping any of the quotes results in breaking the slider...

<?php echo "<div class=\"slider\" id=\"revolutionSlider\" data-plugin-revolution-slider data-plugin-options='{\"startheight\": 500}'>" ?>"

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The above strategy breaks the slider.

Dave Baldwin came up with a solution... See above post.

Thanks
Graham
Ray PaseurCommented:
For a deeper understanding of how quotes work in PHP, we have this article:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_12241-Quotation-Marks-in-PHP.html

Going forward, you can post your future questions in more than one "Zone" so if there is something like WordPress involved, you can add the WordPress Zone, HTML Zone, etc.  This may get more eyes on the questions.  Just a thought...
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Graham, please close out this question by accepting my comment above as the solution and awarding points to me for it.
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