passing querystrings to a php script from a wp page (1 post)

  1. rozilla
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I installed exec-php and the Hello World test worked fine. I'm trying to run the php code listed below. My problem is that categories.php?category=Accountant does not work, because there is no categories.php, really. What I want is a way for this to work in WP. How can I get the page saved as categories.php to make the querystring-passing work? Or is there another way?

    dbh=mysql_connect ("localhost", "<USERNAME>", "<PASSWORD>") or die ('I cannot connect to the database because: ' . mysql_error());
    mysql_select_db ("intore_cabd");*/
    // display individual record
    if ($category)
       $result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM <code>businesses</code> WHERE <code>category</code> = '{$category}' ORDER by bizname;", $dbh);
       $myrow = mysql_fetch_array($result);
       echo "<h2>Category: $category</h2>";
          printf("<p><b>%s</b>\n<br />", $myrow["bizname"]);
          printf("%s\n<br />", $myrow["description"]);
          printf("%s\n<br />", $myrow["address"]);
          printf("%s\n<br />", $myrow["country"]);
          printf("%s\n<br />", $myrow["telephone"]);
          if ($myrow["url"])
            printf("<a href=\"$myrow[7]\" target=\"_blank\">%s</a>\n<br />", $myrow["url"]);
          if ($myrow["email"])
            printf("<a href=\"mailto:$myrow[8]\">%s</a>\n</p><br />", $myrow["email"]);
        }while($myrow = mysql_fetch_array($result));
    {// show categories list
       $result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM categories ORDER BY category",$dbh);
        if ($myrow = mysql_fetch_array($result))
        {// display list if there are records to display
            printf("<a href=\"%s?category=%s\">%s</a><br>\n", $PHP_SELF, $myrow["category"], $myrow["category"]);
          } while ($myrow = mysql_fetch_array($result));
        {// no records to display
          echo "Sorry, no records were found!";

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