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What i'm trying to do is have 20 HTML (href) links and a PHP include under the links. What I want is when a link is clicked the PHP include changes to a different file. Im sorry if its not very clear but i'm pretty new to PHP so don't know if its possible... Please can someone help :)

 

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What i'm trying to do is have 20 HTML (href) links and a PHP include under the links. What I want is when a link is clicked the PHP include changes to a different file. Im sorry if its not very clear but i'm pretty new to PHP so don't know if its possible... Please can someone help :)

Here's a quick example:

 

<a href="?file=file1">file 1</a>
<a href="?file=file2">file 2</a>
<a href="?file=file3">file 3</a>

<?php
if(isset($_GET['file') && file_exists("/path/to/file/".$_GET['file'].".php")) {
   include("/path/to/file/".$_GET['file'].".php");
} else {
   // do something else
}
?>

 

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I have tried

 

<a href="<?php file() {return 'file.php';} ?>">file 1</a>

 

<?php include file(); ?>

 

But this failed as it wont allow me to redefine the function when i tried a different link.

 

Then I tried.

 

<a href="<?php $file='file.php' ?>">file 1</a>

 

<?php include $file; ?>

 

Yet this didn't work because it only included the last link and when i tried to click another link it wouldn't change from the last one

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That will never work as it is invalid code. You'll want to use AbraCadaver example posted earlier:

What i'm trying to do is have 20 HTML (href) links and a PHP include under the links. What I want is when a link is clicked the PHP include changes to a different file. Im sorry if its not very clear but i'm pretty new to PHP so don't know if its possible... Please can someone help :)

Here's a quick example:

 

<a href="?file=file1">file 1</a>
<a href="?file=file2">file 2</a>
<a href="?file=file3">file 3</a>

<?php
if(isset($_GET['file') && file_exists("/path/to/file/".$_GET['file'].".php")) {
   include("/path/to/file/".$_GET['file'].".php");
} else {
   // do something else
}
?>

 

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Thanks you so much! Worked perfectly. For anyone who reads this topic again there is a ] missing and the code i now use is

<a href="?file=file1">file 1</a>

<a href="?file=file2">file 2</a>

<a href="?file=file3">file 3</a>

 

<?php

if(isset($_GET['file']) && file_exists("/path/to/file/".$_GET['file'].".php")) {

  include("/path/to/file/".$_GET['file'].".php");

} else {

  // do something else

}

?>

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