Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'meta' (T_STRING)

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Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'meta' (T_STRING)

Post by Phyx » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:30 pm

I was following a tutorial and typed exactly what was written, giving me an parse error.
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'meta' (T_STRING)
The offending line is:
<?php the_tags( '<span class="tag-links"><span class="entry-utility-prep entry-utility-prep-tag-links">' . __('Tagged ', 'Pretty' ) . '</span>', ", ", "</span><span class="meta-sep">|</span>" ) ?>
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

~Phyx

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Re: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'meta' (T_STRING)

Post by Albert Wiersch » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:59 pm

Hello,

Maybe it should be this (please check your single and double quotes)?

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<?php the_tags( '<span class="tag-links"><span class="entry-utility-prep entry-utility-prep-tag-links">' . __('Tagged ', 'Pretty' ) . '</span>', '', '</span><span class="meta-sep">|</span>' ) ?>
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Re: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'meta' (T_STRING)

Post by Phyx » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:26 pm

Thank you so much. The tutorial I was copying from had double quotes, so naturally I did the same.

Thanks for your help!

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Post by Albert Wiersch » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:04 pm

You're welcome! Glad I could help.
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Re: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'meta' (T_STRING)

Post by carlgonzalo » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:17 pm

Phyx wrote:I was following a tutorial and typed exactly what was written, giving me an parse error.
Parse error: syntax error, phenq reviews 2016 (T_STRING)
The offending line is:
<?php the_tags( '<span class="tag-links"><span class="entry-utility-prep entry-utility-prep-tag-links">' . __('Tagged ', 'Pretty' ) . '</span>', ", ", "</span><span class="meta-sep">|</span>" ) ?>
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

~Phyx

Single and double quotes are always a challenge for web developers. No matter how senior the developer is ... some or other day typeo happens.

single quotes are preferred as sometimes you may need to have double quoted text inside a parameter specification.

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