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Sermon Browser

Upload sermons to your website, where they can be searched, listened to, and downloaded. Easy to use with comprehensive help and tutorials.

3 reviews
Average Rating
3 out of 5 stars
Great - here's the update for PHP 5.5+
By , for WP 4.2.2

With PHP 5.5+ you can't upload any files properly, or do various other things. It's because a function used by the script produces an error...

Here's how to update it - and I'm sorry that this is a direct hack of files.
There are (at least) two files to change, both in this directory:
wp-content/plugins/sermon-browser/sb-includes

The files are: admin.php and ajax.php

You have to replace every occurence of mysql_real_escape_string with esc_sql

So, for example, line 437:
$name = mysql_real_escape_string($_POST['name']);
becomes:
$name = esc_sql($_POST['name']);

Why?
Because the mysql_... function is deprecated and produces an error, stopping the script from working. WordPress provides the esc_sql function, and it is up to date.

Really there should be a whole re-write of the scripts to use $wpdb->prepare, but that's another story.

Sermon Browser is slowly dying from neglect
By , for WP 4.1.1

We've been using Sermon Browser for several years on over a dozen websites, and normally it has worked well. Lately we have had a variety of problems with file uploads and adding new sermons to the collection.

For instance: At one church, the Sermon Browser worked great since 2010, but now NO new sermons can be added. The information like Sermon Title, Scripture Ref can be added, but the File or URL will not be added to the MySQL database no matter what options we try.

It appears that Sermon Browser will not work with WordPress 4.1.1 and PHP 5.5.23

Great functionality
By , for WP 3.7.1

Works great, although there are currently a few minor limitations.

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