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WA Form Validation in PHP with forms in according and problems with link and validation - Please help

Thread began 12/29/2013 3:15 am by Venkatesh | Last modified 1/01/2014 3:42 pm by Jason Byrnes | 990 views | 5 replies |


WA Form Validation in PHP with forms in according and problems with link and validation - Please help

Hi, I am trying to create a registration login system in my website for my clinic. I have used a template based on PHP to create my website. I know nothing about PHP. Essentially, I have used webassist to create a login for with server side validation as a first step. I have utilized different css styles to manually style the form that WA generates. While the form on it's own works fine without being included in any page, I am having trouble when I integrate it into the page where I want it to work. The links in my webpage are referenced by PHP for e.g. menu link as follows to the login page - <li class="submenu<?php echo ($_GET["page"]=="professionals" ? " class='selected'" : ""); ?>"><a href="#" title="FOR PROFESSIONALS">FOR PROFESSIONALS</a><ul class="wide"><li><a href="?page=practitioners#practitioner-login" title="Professional Login">Login</a></li>. The login form is on a page that has accordion panels that hide the forms and I usually call the login form using the link as ?page=practitioners#practitioner-login where the PHP page is practitioners.php and the DIV ID for the form is practitioner-login. When I integrate the login form, I have been getting errors with the validation which is not working and I think the problem lies in how the PHP redirection have been referenced. I have used ?page=practitioners in <form action> and the validation does not work. I am not sure how to reference the action page or links to it in the various validation fields. I moved the form to a separate page (renamed just as login) without accordions and referenced the form action as ?page=login and it partially works. It temporarily loads something in the background saying 'There was a problem' but this is quickly replaced by the page with fields mostly validated including email, password and CAPTCHA but not the second security question which is not validating despite correct answers. The same form without the PHP require once for header or footer and called simply from the browser as localhost/?page=login (renamed as login with just the form and scripts)worked fine. Unfortunately I have messed up the file with multiple rewrites and it is not working anymore. Why am I getting the footer stuff in the progress bar wrapper as seen in the other pic.

Please help me integrate this into my existing page so that I can then work on inserting it into database and user registration forms etc. I have attched screenshots (4 files in sequence of the file login.php that loads the form and which partially works with a background temporary error)and the PHP files (including header and footer files) zipped version of my whole website for your review.

Please help

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Use Framework Builder Plugins to add the login form page to the main page.

see the Framework builder getting started guide for details:

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Thanks Jason,
So, do I create a registration and login system in separate PHP files and include that as a plugin using the framework ? Do these pages need styling or will they inherit the styles from the page where they are called? I hadn't used Plugins before but happy to venture into it. As long as it serves my requirement.

Perhaps similar to calling the menu system in my webpages by just using the <require once> PHP code...
I will give this a try and get back to you if there are any issues.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Yes, the login pages will be created in separate files, then added to the site pages using Framework builder.

You will need to add styling to the forms.

plugins are similar to use require once, but better.

with require once, all the code on the page being added is placed at the require once line.

using plugins, the system looks at the page and finds the code chunks in various parts of the document and places them in the correct places on the page it is being included.

this means that code on the plugin page that is outside the doctype is added to the main page outside the doctype, code that is in the head section is added in the head section. code in the body is added to the body, etc.

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Hi Jason,
I tried using the Framework Builder. I am still running into problems.
My main page includes the header and footer that are called in via a PHP include on the main index page as:
error_reporting(E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE);
require_once(basename(($_GET['page']!='' ? $_GET['page'] : 'home') . '.php'));

I have attached my Menu file to this post.

I even changed the form post action to "<?php echo htmlentities($_SERVER["PHP_SELF"]); ?><?php echo (isset($_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"]) && $_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"] != "")?"?".htmlentities($_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"]):""; ?>" as suggested elsewhere.

The server side validation works since it happens before form posting.

However once I submit the form with intentional errors in captch/security code, it doesn't submit but goes to http://localhost/index.php?page=practitioners

Where am I going wrong?

Please help.

Is it to do with the way my PHP Links are structured. I have made no progress in a week and I would really appreciate your help. Could you please look at my relevant zipped website files and see what is causing the error?

I used a static plugin and don't know if a dynamic plugin would have made a difference. I could not figure out how to use the dynamic plugin in terms of what variables to call.

When I point over the register button it shows http://localhost/index.php?page=practitioners (is this why it is not processing the form)

Please let me know since I don't know PHP coding but if given the right instructions I Can read up about it and set things right.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I'll need to troubleshoot directly, see the private message section.

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