PHP files on MAMP

My php files are coming up as a blank screen through MAMP when attempting to open it on localhost:888. Even with simple code like:
<?php
echo "Hello world";
?>

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Is there anything special that needs to be done to make php files display? HTML files are displaying fine.
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Courtney WhitingConversion Lead / Information ArchitectAsked:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
PHP is normally set up to run when you install MAMP.  https://www.mamp.info/en/   Is phpMyAdmin working?
Courtney WhitingConversion Lead / Information ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Yes, all of that is working and HTML is displaying fine through the server, but PHP files are not displaying.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
If phpMyAdmin is working then PHP is working.  It is a PHP application.  What else is in that directory?
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Courtney WhitingConversion Lead / Information ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I made another folder inside of htdocs. There is an HTML file in there as well called test.html and my PHP file.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Your PHP file does have a 'php' extension like 'hello.php', right?  I would try putting it in the 'htdocs' and run it there.

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Courtney WhitingConversion Lead / Information ArchitectAuthor Commented:
SWITCHING THE FOLDER DID IT! Thank you so much! I spent an hour and a half trying to figure it out last night.
Thanks, Dave!
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You're welcome.  Keep that little PHP program to check to see if PHP is working in any given directory.  While normally it should, I can think of many situations where it wouldn't and apparently you found one of them.
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