The Else If statement is an extension to the If Statement that allows you to create as many checks (conditional statements) as you want in one big block of If Statement code.
Imagine that you want to have a small "student" script that will print out a customized message depending who is accessing the webpage. If you have more than two custom messages, you could use the Else If extension to solve this programming problem.
What stink bombs?
There are two important things to note about the Else If extension: