How to Create Links in PHP

Build Links in Your PHP Documents

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Creating a link with PHP uses the same code as it does in HTML. Depending on where we are getting our information and where in our file it is, we might present this HTML in a slightly different way.

If you are making a link in a PHP document, that is outside of the PHP brackets, you just use HTML. Here is an example:

 <a href="https://twitter.com/angela_bradley">My Twitter</a>
 <?php
 ----- My PHP Code----
 ?>
 

If the link needs to be inside of the PHP, you have two options. Option one is to end the PHP and then reopen it. Here is an example:

 <?php
 ----- My PHP Code----
 ?>
 <a href="https://twitter.com/angela_bradley">My Twitter</a>
 <?php
 ----- My PHP Code----
 ?>
 

The other option is to print or echo the HTML code inside of the PHP. Here is an example:

 <?php
 Echo "<a href=https://twitter.com/angela_bradley>My Twitter</a>"
 ?>
 

Another thing we can do is create a link from a variable. Let's say that the variable $url holds the URL for a website that someone has submitted, or that we have pulled from a database. We can use the variable in our HTML.

 <a href="https://twitter.com/angela_bradley">My Twitter</a>
 <?php
 Echo "<a href=$url>$site_title</a>"
 ?>