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Is it the theme or the WP HTML editor that is causing php incude problem? (3 posts)

  1. sleeplessinDC
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In Twenty Eleven, I am using the WordPress HTML editor to add a php includes in a page. I type

    <?php
        include 'somefile.inc.php';
    ?>

    and save the draft. When I preview the page in Twenty Eleven, the code shows as text. When I go bak to the HTML I find that a space has been inserted in front of the question mark < ?php, making it invalid.

    I can't figure out why--is it the HTML editor or the theme that is doing this?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/twentyeleven/

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The HTML editor can only parse HTML, not PHP.

    You may need to create a Child Theme and work off the files within that Child Theme.

  3. sleeplessinDC
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks. I've read the information about child themes and created one that helps me with some other things, but it doesn't tell me how to include php include files on a page. I found a plugin that said it would do it with [include]filename.php[/include] but that didn't work either. (I'd put an includes folder in the child theme and used that path to the file, but it couldn't find the file.)

    Plugging onward.

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