PHP echo() Function

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In this article, you will learn how to output one or more strings. The echo() function outputs one or more string.

Interesting facts about PHP echo function

  • Echo function is actually not a function because it does not required parentheses to call.
  • However, if you want to use multiple parameters to the echo function, parentheses are required.
  • Echo function is slightly faster than the print() function in PHP.

What is the syntax of the ECHO() function in php?

echo(strings)
ParameterDescription
stringsString or Strings to output – Required
PHP ECHO() method

Examples of the ECHO() function

Example 1. In this example, we simply output the given string.

<?php
echo "Hello PHP!";
?>

Example 2. In this example, we store the string in variable and the echo that variable.

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

Example 3. In this example, we take two string and output using echo function at the same time by concatenating them.

<?php
$str_1="Hello PHP!";
$str_2="What a sunny day!";
echo $str_1 . " " . $str_2;
?> 

Example 4. In this example, we output the value of array using echo function.

<?php
$age=array("Jawad"=>"25");
echo "Jawad is of: " . $age['Jawad'];
?>

Example 5. In this example, we use the single and double quotes with the echo function. Single quotes print the name of the variable but not the value.

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