How to Create a Custom Button in PHP

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The PHP programming language lets you dynamically create HTML code, so you can set up buttons, images, forms and layouts based on user input. You can dynamically display a customized button using the PHP "echo" command. The echo command prints the HTML to the Web page. You set up the button HTML in a PHP string and display it to the user using the "echo" command.

  • Right-click the PHP file you want to edit and select "Open With." Click the PHP editor you prefer to use and click "Open" to open the file code.

  • Create the PHP customized button. You must include the button HTML, button name and the value shown to the user. The following code creates a button named "php_button" and assigns it to the "$button" variable:

    $button = "<input type='button' id='php_button' value='Click Me'>";

  • Display the button on the page using the "echo" command. The following code prints out the button to your Web page:

    echo $button;

  • Save the changes and run the new code in your PHP debugger. You must upload the page to your host provider for the changes to take effect on the website.

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