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Php add method to class

How to declare a method?

Let's declare a method inside a class named Example class to echo out a simple string that we give.

We use the public keyword to make the method available inside and outside the class. You will learn more about this in the visibility chapter.

How to call a method?

$example = new Example();
$example -> echo('Hello World');

Result: Hello World

  • First, we create an object ($example) from the class Example
  • Next, we call the method echo with -> (object operator) and () (parentheses)
  • The parentheses contain the arguments as usual

The thing you need to understand is that we call methods on objects, not classes.