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  • Resolved David Gard


    Hey all,

    I’m writing a custom plugin that requires some form validate (only PHP, not JS), so I’m need to use $_SESSION to return the form values in the event of an error.

    Can anybody tell me where I need to add session_start(); (I’m guessing an action needs to be called, but I don’t know which one), as everywhere I have tried has failed.


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  • Front end or back end?

    Back end. Think I have it now.

    I’m adding this to the __constructor function

    /** Initiate the session */

    And then this to the on_load_page() function ('load-{page}' action) –

    /** Unset and destroy the session (if necessary) */
    if(!empty($_SESSION) && !isset($_GET['status'])) :

    I then unset and destroy the session when the users action is succussful and the database is updated.


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