I was working on creating my first plugin/widget that should display a really simple loop containing only a custom field (image)
I've been testing the loop without any problems in my theme but when I place the loop in my plugin file it generates a fatal error preventing the plugin to b activated. I really don't understand why this happens as the loop works without any problems in the theme.
This is the loop that I'm using:
<?php $args = array( 'posts_per_page' => 3, 'post_type' => 'sponsors', 'orderby' => 'rand', ); $the_query = new WP_Query( $args ); ?> <?php if ($the_query->have_posts()) : while ($the_query->have_posts()) : $the_query->the_post(); ?> <li> <?php $image = get_field('sponsor'); if( !empty($image) ): ?> <img src="<?php echo $image['url']; ?>" alt="<?php echo $image['alt']; ?>" /> <?php endif; ?> </li> <?php endwhile; ?> <?php else : ?> <?php endif; ?>
And this is the fatal error displayed when activating the plugin:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_ENCAPSED_AND_WHITESPACE, expecting T_STRING or T_VARIABLE or T_NUM_STRING
I've already solved it another way by using the PHP Code Widget plugin but would like to know why I get this error. If I need to place the full plugin code let me know.