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    I worked a little while back on a function to create some list-item links by passing something like :


    and return them as variables:

    $href = 'home.php',
    $text = 'Home',
    $target = 'blank'

    I had gotten the idea from some wordpress function I had been using that allowed me to pass variables in a similar way; unsuccessful in finding out how they did it, I started researching and came up with this function. It has been revised a couple of times and more recently I had added the extract() function which takes an array and creates variables using the key value as the name of the variable ($name) and setting the value within the same array variable.

    This function can do much more than parsing variables for links and I figured I would share it with anyone who wants can benefit from it. I would also love input on anyway to make this function better/’more-correct’.

    function parse($args){
       $args = explode('&', $args);
            $c = 0;
       foreach($args as $v){
          $i = explode('=', $v);
          $newArgs[$c][$i[0]] = $i[1];
        foreach($newArgs as $v){
          foreach($v as $kk => $vv){
             $args[$kk] = $vv;
       return $args;
     // usage
    $parse = parse('text=Home&href=/home.php&target=_blank');
     echo '<', 'a href="', $href, '" target="', $target, '">', $text,'</a', '>';

    you can also return $newArgs for an array:

    Array([text] => 'Home', [href] => '/home.php', [target] => '_blank')

    edit the code for your own, make it awesome. extract() documentation

    Also, here’s a great site for practicing php online.

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