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Hello, im very green to php and I am having trouble creating a simple log in script. Not sure why this is not working, maybe a mysql_query mistake? I am not receiving any errors but nothing gets updated in the members table and my error message to the user displays.  :confused: any help is appreciated! here is my php:






$errorMsg = '';

$email = '';

$pass = '';


if (isset($_POST['email'])) {

$email = ($_POST['email']);

$pass = ($_POST['password']);


$email = stripslashes($email);

    $pass = stripslashes($pass);

$email = strip_tags($email);

$pass = strip_tags($pass);


if ((!$email) || (!$pass)) {

$errorMsg = '<font color="#FF0000">Please fill in both fields</font>';

}else {

include 'scripts/connect_db.php';

$email = mysql_real_escape_string ($email);

$pass = md5($pass);


$sql = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM members WHERE email='$email' AND password='$pass'");


$log_check = mysql_num_rows($sql);


if ($log_check > 0) {

    while($row = mysql_fetch_array($sql)) {


$id = $row["id"];


$email = $row["email"];


$username = $row["username"];



mysql_query("UPDATE members SET last_logged=now() WHERE id='$id' LIMIT 1");


}//Close while loop

echo "You are logged in";



else {

$errorMsg = '<font color="#FF0000">Incorrect login data, please try again</font>';










and the form:


<?php echo $errorMsg; ?>

<form action="log_in.php" method="post">

Email:<br />

<input name="email" type="text" /><br /><br />

Password:<br />

<input name="password" type="password" /><br /><br />

<input name="myBtn" type="submit" value="Log In" />



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