PHP - include in subdir not working

     

This is what I have


site.com/user/filehere.php  

I need to go to


site.com/user/messages/index.php   

the index.php is


  

The problem is that inside filehere.php


there is another includes like


filehere.php


include_once("../menu.php);
?>  

and these includes are not reconized in the /messages dir even when it's all ok when I acess directly the included file

  
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answer1
  
  

add __DIR__ to your file path to represent the current php dir. For more refer to this post.