There are times when you need to control the PHP output buffer. Shortcodes are a good example of when you want to capture the buffer and return it to WordPress instead of sending it out to the browser. In this hands-on lab, you will dive into the functionality available to you for the PHP output control.
In this hands-on lab, we’ll take a different approach to introduce you to the PHP output buffer. I’ll show you how to use it for typical use cases you’ll have in your projects:
- Adding more HTML to the content by using the
- Shortcode’s HTML
This lab comes with a companion plugin that you will install from Click here GitHub . You and I will walk through that setup process together.
What You Will Learn
- What the output buffer is
- How to turn it on
- How to get content out of the buffer and return it back
- Why you want to get the HTML out of the PHP functions and put it into a View file
- How to leverage the PHP output buffer to let you load a view file and then return it back, i.e. instead of sending it out to the browser
What You Setup to Do This lab
Make sure you have a sandbox setup on your local computer and ready to go. If you need help doing that, see this article in the Help Center.
Break. Go rest your noodle for a couple of minutes.
Total Lab Runtime: 00:44:16
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