I have the below div where i use a PHP if else to change the background color of the div based on the $tteg value which is equal to a JS value called {{ reviewsOverall }} , i don't know if i did equal them correctly but it seems to work, the problem i am facing is the color of the background is always red, i am not sure if the below code is correct, please help.

What i want to do is IF {{ reviewsOverall }} value is below 7 div background-color to be red, else to be green, i want to mention that {{ reviewsOverall }} value starts from 0 till 10 and when its for example 5 its without decimals but if its 3.1 or others its with one decimal after the point. I am adding the below code in Wordpress Plugin editor, thanks in advance for your help, much appreciated.

class="rwp-users-score <?php if ( $is_UR ) echo 'rwp-ur' ?>"
<?php $tteg = "{{ reviewsOverall }}"; ?>
 <?php if ($tteg < 7): ?>

style='background-color: red;'

<?php elseif ($tteg >= 7): ?>

style='background-color: green;'

<?php else: ?>

style='background-color: black;'

<?php endif ?> >

1 Answer 1


PHP can't read JavaScript variables - that's because they are simply not available at the point that PHP is run.

So, in this case, you are better staying with pure JavaScript to accomplish what is really a UI challenge - it will also make your code cleaner and better organised.

Here is a basic ( untested ) solution:

    $( function() {
       color = 'red'; // default ##
       if ( '7' >= reviewsOverall ){
           color = 'blue';
       } elseif ( '7' < reviewsOverall ){
           color = 'pink';

       $('.rwp-users-score').css('background-color', color );


This script could be added inline on the template or added to a scripts.js file and included using wp_enqueue_script() - https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/wp_enqueue_script/

  • can i add this in the wordpress plugin editor php file? switch won't do it for me, i need if else statement for ranges from [0;7) and [7;10] Dec 30, 2020 at 22:56
  • What is the "wordpress plugin editor php file" ? you can make also switch statements work, they accept operators.
    – Q Studio
    Dec 30, 2020 at 23:08
  • What is the "wordpress plugin editor php file" ? - its where you edit your plugin files in Wordpress, you don't know? :) Dec 31, 2020 at 8:54
  • Right, but, no - that's really the wrong place to be looking - if the plugin is your own, edit it in a IDE and track your changes - if it is not your plugin - don't edit it --- WP should really remove that feature as it goes against everything WP is trying to achieve.
    – Q Studio
    Dec 31, 2020 at 10:11
  • 1
    Thanks Q Studio, your answer is my solution, thank you so much. Dec 31, 2020 at 13:14

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