Solve PHP error: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent

Error “Solve PHP error: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent”

How to fix:

This error message is commonly seen by programmers starting to use PHP. Understanding why this error occurs will help find the solution:

The header must come first in the response from a web server and is separated from the body by one blank line. The reason this error occurs is that some part of the body of the web page has been sent to the user already when a request is made to set a header value.

Here are some guidelines for finding the problem:

1) Find the header() statement that is causing the problem. The error must be at or before this line.

2) Look for any statements that could send output to the user before this header statement. If you find one or more, find some way to move the header statement before them. Complex conditional statements may complicate the issue, but they may also help solve the problem. Consider a conditional expression at the top of the PHP script that determines the header value as early as possible and sets it there.

3) Make sure there is no white space outside of the php start and end tags. While a blank line before the < ?php start tag may look innocent, when processed by PHP, it will turn into an echo statement printing out a blank line. This is a common culprit.

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