How can you use php in a javascript function [duplicate]

You can’t run PHP code with Javascript. When the user recieves the page, the server will have evaluated and run all PHP code, and taken it out. So for example, this will work:

alert( <?php echo "\"Hello\""; ?> );

Because server will have evaluated it to this:


However, you can’t perform any operations in PHP with it.


function Inc()
$num = 2;
echo $num;

Will simply have been evaluated to this:

function Inc()

If you wan’t to call a PHP script, you’ll have to call a different page which returns a value from a set of parameters.

This, for example, will work:


$num = $_POST["num"];
echo $num * 2;

Javascript(jQuery) (on another page):

$.post('script.php', { num: 5 }, function(result) { 

This should alert 10.

Good luck!

Edit: Just incrementing a number on the page can be done easily in jQuery like this:

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