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  1. $sql = "SELECT * FROM agencies_data WHERE agency_user =:username"; $stmt = $db->prepare($sql); // $db is the PDO Connection $stmt->execute([':username' => $_POST['user']); // I am 99 percenct certain : in :username is not needed / just for clarity. while ($row = $stmt->fetch(PDO::FETCH_ASSOC) { // Process results though I do not understand having a form inside a // form that has been submitted } I would concentrate in getting PDO working then onward to the logic of what you are trying to accomplish. I would pull the record one at a time to edit if that is what you are trying to accomplish? $sql = "SELECT * FROM agencies_data WHERE agency_user =:username"; $stmt = $db->prepare($sql); // $db is the PDO Connection $stmt->execute([':username' => $_POST['user']); // I am 99 percenct certain : in :username is not needed / just for clarity. $result = $stmt->fetch(PDO::FETCH_ASSOC) <input class="form-control" type="text" name="oid" value="<?= $result['agency_user'] ?>" > though that would mean you have to modify the code somewhere else.
  2. A good website to understand PDO that I found is this one -> https://phpdelusions.net/pdo and I suggest creating a PHP sandbox to play around with PDO. After reading this thread I think you're concentrating too much on the mysql and other databases (which PDO can handle) than PHP PDO? I have been using PDO for sometime now, but I don't think it's easier to learn than mysqli, though once learned it is more versatile.
  3. I have gotten inspiration out of this person that I found on CodePen - https://codepen.io/annastasshia especially this pen https://codepen.io/annastasshia/pen/YzpEajJ in the past. I no longer used my modification of that code, but for something that you are doing I think would fit very well as I easily modified to include pagination. https://github.com/Strider64/phototechguru/blob/master/photogallery.php
  4. I have been coding in PHP for about 7 or 8 years, but have been programming since the early 1980s. I still remember COBOL with punch cards and I believe Apple Basic was my first programming language.
  5. Here's my version though I believe you need PHP 8.0 to use it? (Though I could be wrong) https://github.com/Strider64/phototechguru/blob/master/src/Database.php The to use it then simply do the following: public static function fetch_by_column_name($sql) { $stmt = Database::pdo()->prepare($sql); // Database::pdo() is the PDO Connection $stmt->execute([ static::$searchItem => static::$searchValue ]); return $stmt->fetch(PDO::FETCH_ASSOC); }
  6. Should be if ($_SERVER['REQUEST_METHOD'] === 'POST')
  7. It's looks like you are trying to do too many things at the same time. What I can guess is your are trying to do a contact page that sends email, pagination and accessing a database table? Though that is only a guess. My suggestion would to take you one thing at a time and start of basic. Learn the fundamentals of PHP and I know it can be boring, but it gives you a solid foundation on coding in PHP. I have been using PHP for a long time now and I still learn new things from online tutorials and from people who know more than me about PHP. There are plenty of tutorials just make sure that it's a current tutorial. Like already stated if you know the problem then show us that section of the code or HTML markup with the code. Though just looking at what you shown us, a configuration file at the top of the page would help you out for a lot of things and prevent you from typing in repetitive code.
  8. Maybe the following will help: <?php session_start(); //unset($_SESSION['vehicle']); //die(); if (!isset($_SESSION)) { $_SESSION['vehicle'] = null; // Pretend coming from a database table: } if ($_SERVER['REQUEST_METHOD'] === 'POST') { $_SESSION['vehicle'] = $_POST['vehicle']; //echo "<pre>" . print_r($_POST['vehicle'], 1) . "</pre>"; } ?> <!doctype html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="UTF-8"> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, user-scalable=yes, initial-scale=1.0"> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge"> <title>Checkboxes</title> </head> <body> <form method="post"> <label for="yacht" class="vehicle"><?= $_SESSION['vehicle']['yacht'] ? 'I own a Yacht' : 'Yacht'?></label> <input id="yacht" type="checkbox" name="vehicle[yacht]" value="yacht" <?php echo ($_SESSION['vehicle']['yacht']) ? 'checked' : NULL; ?>> <br> <label for="sportsCar" class="vehicle"><?= $_SESSION['vehicle']['sportsCar'] ? 'I own a Porsche 911' : 'Sports Car'?></label> <input id="sportsCar" type="checkbox" name="vehicle[sportsCar]" value="sportsCar" <?php echo ($_SESSION['vehicle']['sportsCar']) ? 'checked' : NULL; ?>> <br> <label for="plane" class="vehicle" ><?= $_SESSION['vehicle']['plane'] ? 'I own a Cessna Jet' : 'Plane'?></label> <input id="plane" type="checkbox" name="vehicle[plane]" value="plane" <?php echo ($_SESSION['vehicle']['plane']) ? 'checked' : NULL; ?>> <br> <button class="submitButton" type="submit" name="submit" value="enter">submit</button> </form> </body> </html>
  9. I don't like the yellow text and text directly on an image. I like the image of the foxes, but the I don't care for centered text (should be left-aligned in my opinion), plus heading should be higher with it not directly on the image. I'm assuming this website is just being constructed? If that is the case changes shouldn't be too hard to implement once you get enough feed back. I would also design for smartphones first and work you way out to larger screens with it comes to responsive design. Though I didn't see any grids and flex was limit in scope? I would look at other websites to get better ideas for this website. That's what I try do for my own.
  10. My advice take about an hour or two to learn PDO and here's a good link that I still use sometime - https://phpdelusions.net/pdo It will save you a lot of time in the long run. I would also separate the logic as it will also help. Here's an example of my photo gallery and I start off with the display: <div class="container"> <?php $count = 0; foreach ($cms as $record) { echo '<p class="hideContent">' . $record['content'] . '</p>'; echo '<div class="' . $displayFormat[$count] . '">'; echo '<div class="gallery-item">'; echo '<div class="images"><img src="' . $record['image_path'] . '" alt="Photo1" data-exif="' . $record['Model'] . ' ' . $record['ExposureTime'] . ' ' . $record['Aperture'] . ' ' . $record['ISO'] . ' ' . $record['FocalLength'] . '" width="800" height="534">'; echo '</div>'; $count++; echo '<div class="title">' . '<h1 class="pictureHeading">' . $record['heading'] . '</h1>' . '<span class="exifInfo">' . $record['Model'] . '</span>' . '</div>'; echo '</div>'; echo '</div>'; } ?> </div> Here's retrieving the data (The PHP is at the top): if (isset($_GET['page']) && !empty($_GET['page'])) { $current_page = urldecode($_GET['page']); } else { $current_page = 1; } $per_page = 12; // Total number of records to be displayed: $total_count = CMS::countAllPage('blog'); // Total Records in the db table: /* Send the 3 variables to the Pagination class to be processed */ $pagination = new Pagination($current_page, $per_page, $total_count); /* Grab the offset (page) location from using the offset method */ $offset = $pagination->offset(); //echo "<pre>" . print_r($offset, 1) . "</pre>"; //die(); /* * Grab the data from the CMS class method *static* * and put the data into an array variable. */ $cms = CMS::page($per_page, $offset, 'blog'); My GitHub repository for this https://github.com/Strider64/phototechguru Proof that it works - https://phototechguru.com/photogallery.php This is just an example, but in my opinion keep your logic separated and using PHP PDO instead of mysqli will save you a lot of headaches in the long run, but do what you want with what I posted. I'm more into photography than developing lately and with warmer weather arriving it will only get worse. 🤣
  11. and make sure you are inserting all the data if that is the whole script....
  12. The only time I use include is if I have multiple pages, here's an example -> <?php include_once "assets/includes/inc.nav.php"; ?> Here's the HTML though it has a little php in it: <div class="nav"> <input type="checkbox" id="nav-check"> <h3 class="nav-title">&nbsp;</h3> <div class="nav-btn"> <label for="nav-check"> <span></span> <span></span> <span></span> </label> </div> <div class="nav-links"> <a href="index.php">Home</a> <a href="photogallery.php">Gallery</a> <a href="/admin/index.php">Admin</a> <a href="game.php">Quiz</a> <a href="contact.php">Contact</a> <?php if (isset($_SESSION['id'])) { echo '<a href="/admin/logout.php">Logout</a>'; } ?> </div> </div> for configuration files I do this: require_once 'assets/config/config.php'; require_once "vendor/autoload.php"; and put them at the top.
  13. if ($user && password_verify($this->password, $user['hashed_password'])) { unset($this->password, $user['hashed_password']); session_regenerate_id(); // prevent session fixation attacks static::$last_login = $_SESSION['last_login'] = time(); $this->id = $_SESSION['id'] = $user['id']; header("Location: ../game.php"); exit(); } I run a small blog for my own personal website and I have a trivia game that I wrote, so I don't do too much error checking as I figured it's not like a banking website. If I was error checking I would log the errors in a log of some kind and never tell the user (other than to retry) what they did wrong, why give a hacker more clues than the need? 🤔😀 Sorry about my rambling, my point of the is post is session)_regenerated_id() should be used to prevent session fixation attacks.
  14. I know I am dating myself but I remember working on database tables before the internet and what we had the option of archiving the data (soft-delete the data) then purge the data (hard delete) if it was past so many years. I have seen online services do exactly that and I believe Meta (Facebook) Messenger gives you that option of archiving the data? Email should always be used as a constraint ALONG with a username or street address or better yet date of birth. It depends on how secure you need it. I know my doctor requires me to not only give my date of birth, but have me choose what is my address from four options to verify who I am when I check in online or even in person. As a business you have to have accountability if it means you can get into legal problems.
  15. I personally design for mobile first as that also takes care of most devices that are browser standard. What I mean is all the content goes does in succession at 100 percent which looks pretty good on a smartphone and other devices that don't recognize CSS. You can still stylize for mobile (smartphones for example), but really shines for larger devices like tablets, laptops and PCs. There you have the full arsenal of CSS with Grid or Flexbox, I personally like using Grid to design the overall design of website though media queries is a must in order for it to determine what device a person is using. I developed a simple Codepen demonstrating what I mean here - https://codepen.io/Strider64/pen/gOGqrxo Everyone does their CSS a little differently, but as a whole the foundation is the same when it comes to Grid, Flexbox and media queries. That's my .02 cents
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