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PHP adding active to nav menu with dropdown

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Hi I'm using PHP for my Navigation Menu, 

 

My navbar is in a file named "home.php" looks like this: 

    <ul class="nav navbar-nav navbar-right">

     <li><a href="?page=home">Home</a></li>
     <li><a href="?page=about">About</a></li>
     <li><a href="?page=services">Services</a></li>

       <li class="dropdown">
       <a href="#" class="dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown" role="button" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false">Dropdown <span class="caret"></span></a>
          <ul class="dropdown-menu">

             <li><a href="?page=service2">Service 2</a></li>
          </ul>
      </ul>

 

 
 

Then in my index.php:
 

 $page = $_GET['page']; 
 if (!isset($page)) {
    include('home.php');
 }
 if ($page == "home") { 
    include('home.php');
 }
 if ($page == "about") { 
    include('about.php');
 }
if ($page == "services") {
    include('services.php');
}
if ($page == "service2") {
include('service2.php');
}

 It all works how I want it to except for one thing; I'd like to add; 

<li class="active">

To the page that is currently being viewed. How can I do this? Thank you in advance. :)

Edited by alphamoment

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A really crude but easy way is to do the exact same thing that you've done for determining which file to include:

<?php
$page = $_GET['page'];
?>
<li<?php if($page == "home") { ?> class="active"<?php } ?>>
    <a href="?page=home">Home</a>
</li>

Note where the php tags open and close.

 

You'll just do that for each link, with the appropriate checks for each

 

Denno

 

Edit:

Actually I don't know if that would work the way I've written it.. It's been ages since I've done inline php like that.. You may have to do it like this:

 

<li<?php if($page == "home") { echo ' class="active"'; } ?>>
Edited by denno020

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