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PHP print() Function

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Example

Write some text to the output:

<?php
print "Hello world!";
?>

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Definition and Usage

The print() function outputs one or more strings.

Note: The print() function is not actually a function, so you are not required to use parentheses with it.

Tip: The print() function is slightly slower than echo().


Syntax

print(strings)

Parameter Description
strings Required. One or more strings to be sent to the output

Technical Details

Return Value: Always returns 1
PHP Version: 4+


More Examples

Example 1

Write the value of the string variable ($str) to the output:

<?php
$str = "Hello world!";
print $str;
?>

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Example 2

Write the value of the string variable ($str) to the output, including HTML tags:

<?php
$str = "Hello world!";
print $str;
print "<br>What a nice day!";
?>

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Example 3

Join two string variables together:

<?php
$str1="Hello world!";
$str2="What a nice day!";
print $str1 . " " . $str2;
?> 

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Example 4

Write the value of an array to the output:

<?php
$age=array("Peter"=>"35");
print "Peter is " . $age['Peter'] . " years old.";
?>

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Example 5

Write some text to the output:

<?php
print "This text
spans multiple
lines.";
?> 

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Example 6

Difference of single and double quotes. Single quotes will print the variable name, not the value:

<?php
$color = "red";
print "Roses are $color";
print "<br>";
print 'Roses are $color';
?>

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