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Posted on 2011-09-14
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I am trying to create a simple password check on my contact form and I cannot seem to make it do anything but fail on the password check.

I have attached my php code and my form code, can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?

<?php


$password = "pass";



if ($_POST['norobots'] != $password)
{
	$error.="Robot Alert!";
        $errors=1;
}
if($errors==1) echo $error;
else{


	$values = array ('name','email','message');
	$required = array('name','email','message','norobots');
	 
	$your_email = "my@email.com";
	$email_subject = "New Message: ".$_POST['subject'];
	$email_content = "new message:\n";
	
	foreach($values as $key => $value){
	  if(in_array($value,$required)){
		if ($key != 'subject' && $key != 'company') {
		  if( empty($_POST[$value]) ) { echo 'PLEASE FILL IN REQUIRED FIELDS'; exit; }
		}
		$email_content .= $value.': '.$_POST[$value]."\n";
	  }
	}
	 
	if(@mail($your_email,$email_subject,$email_content)) {
		echo 'Message sent!'; 
	} else {
		echo 'ERROR!';
	}
}

?>

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<form action="contact.php" method="post" id="contactform">
        <ol>
          <li>
            <label for="name">First Name<a href="#">*</a><br />
            </label>
            <input name="name" class="text" id="name" />
          </li>
          <li>
            <label for="email">Your e-mail<a href="#">*</a><br />
            </label>
            <input id="email" name="email" class="text" />
          </li>

          <li>
            <label for="subject">Subject<br />
            </label>
            <input id="subject" name="subject" class="text" />
          </li>
          <li>
            <label for="message">Message<a href="#">*</a><br />
            </label>
            <textarea id="message" name="message" rows="6" cols="50"></textarea>
            <br />

          </li>
           <li>
            <label for="norobots">Robot check<a href="#">*</a><br />
            </label>
            <input id="norobots" name="norobots" class="text" />
            <br />

          </li>
         
         
          
      
        


          <li class="buttons">
            <input type="image" name="imageField2" id="imageField2" src="images/but_send_message.gif" />
          </li>
        </ol>
      </form>

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Question by:eggstoastbacon
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by:h4hardy
ID: 36535304
try with the below code..

 
<?php
$password = "pass";

if($_POST)
{
	if ($_POST['norobots'] != $password)
	{
		$error.="Robot Alert!";
		$errors=1;
	}
	if($errors==1) echo $error;
	else{


		$values = array ('name','email','message');
		$required = array('name','email','message','norobots');
		 
		$your_email = "my@email.com";
		$email_subject = "New Message: ".$_POST['subject'];
		$email_content = "new message:\n";
		
		foreach($values as $key => $value){
		  if(in_array($value,$required)){
			if ($key != 'subject' && $key != 'company') {
			  if( empty($_POST[$value]) ) { echo 'PLEASE FILL IN REQUIRED FIELDS'; exit; }
			}
			$email_content .= $value.': '.$_POST[$value]."\n";
		  }
		}
		 
		if(@mail($your_email,$email_subject,$email_content)) {
			echo 'Message sent!'; 
		} else {
			echo 'ERROR!';
		}
	}
}

?>

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Author Comment

by:eggstoastbacon
ID: 36535333
The same problem, with or without the correct password I get "Robot Alert!" as if if ($_POST['norobots'] != $password) is always failing regardless.
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LVL 4

Accepted Solution

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h4hardy earned 1000 total points
ID: 36535406
may be you leaving the space when you type the password in textbox.. try with the below things

1. replace the  if  "trim($_POST['norobots'])!=$password) "

2. check the wat you post so for sure just print the posted value and check by  

<?php print_r($_POST);?>

still you have issue post the modified code here will check.
      
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Author Comment

by:eggstoastbacon
ID: 36535523
Please let me know the full code you want me to try so I can be sure I am doing it correctly.

Below is what I have done;
I get this error now:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting '(' in /home1/aleapahe/public_html/contact.php on line 6

<?php
$password = "pass";

if($_POST)
{
	if trim($_POST['norobots'])!=$password) "
	{
		$error.="Robot Alert!";
		$errors=1;
	}
	if($errors==1) echo $error;
	else{


		$values = array ('name','email','message');
		$required = array('name','email','message','norobots');
		 
		$your_email = "my@email.com";
		$email_subject = "New Message: ".$_POST['subject'];
		$email_content = "new message:\n";
		
		foreach($values as $key => $value){
		  if(in_array($value,$required)){
			if ($key != 'subject' && $key != 'company') {
			  if( empty($_POST[$value]) ) { echo 'PLEASE FILL IN REQUIRED FIELDS'; exit; }
			}
			$email_content .= $value.': '.$_POST[$value]."\n";
		  }
		}
		 
		if(@mail($your_email,$email_subject,$email_content)) {
			echo 'Message sent!'; 
		} else {
			echo 'ERROR!';
		}
	}
}

?>

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I get this error now:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting '(' in /home1/aleapahe/public_html/contact.php on line 6



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Author Comment

by:eggstoastbacon
ID: 36535561
Here is my error, it looks like it's not even reading my "norobots" form field.

Array ( [name] => eggstoast [email] => my@email.com [company] => undefined [subject] => test [message] => message ) Robot Alert!
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Assisted Solution

by:garykristen
garykristen earned 1000 total points
ID: 36535582
Hi eggstoastbacon,

try with this code



<?php
$password = "pass";

if($_POST)
{
	if(trim($_POST['norobots'])!=$password))
	{
		$error.="Robot Alert!";
		$errors=1;
	}
	if($errors==1) echo $error;
	else{


		$values = array ('name','email','message');
		$required = array('name','email','message','norobots');

		$your_email = "my@email.com";
		$email_subject = "New Message: ".$_POST['subject'];
		$email_content = "new message:\n";

		foreach($values as $key => $value){
		  if(in_array($value,$required)){
			if ($key != 'subject' && $key != 'company') {
			  if( empty($_POST[$value]) ) { echo 'PLEASE FILL IN REQUIRED FIELDS'; exit; }
			}
			$email_content .= $value.': '.$_POST[$value]."\n";
		  }
		}

		if(@mail($your_email,$email_subject,$email_content)) {
			echo 'Message sent!';
		} else {
			echo 'ERROR!';
		}
	}
}

?>

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Author Comment

by:eggstoastbacon
ID: 36535603
Array ( [name] => eggstoast [email] => my@mail.com [company] => undefined [subject] => my subject [message] => my message ) Robot Alert!

I did remove a ")" from the code to avoid syntax error and used print_r($_POST); to see what I am passing. The script is still entirely missing or ignoring the "norobots" part of my form.

<?php
$password = "pass";

if($_POST)
{
	if(trim($_POST['norobots'])!=$password)
	{
		$error.="Robot Alert!";
		$errors=1;
                print_r($_POST);

	}
	if($errors==1) echo $error;
	else{


		$values = array ('name','email','message');
		$required = array('name','email','message','norobots');

		$your_email = "my@email.com";
		$email_subject = "New Message: ".$_POST['subject'];
		$email_content = "new message:\n";

		foreach($values as $key => $value){
		  if(in_array($value,$required)){
			if ($key != 'subject' && $key != 'company') {
			  if( empty($_POST[$value]) ) { echo 'PLEASE FILL IN REQUIRED FIELDS'; exit; }
			}
			$email_content .= $value.': '.$_POST[$value]."\n";
		  }
		}

		if(@mail($your_email,$email_subject,$email_content)) {
			echo 'Message sent!';
		} else {
			echo 'ERROR!';
		}
	}
}

?>

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Author Comment

by:eggstoastbacon
ID: 36535644
I figured it out I needed to add my norobots to my header code. Thanks for helping me narrow it down.

jQuery(document).ready(function(){
	$('#contactform').submit(function(){				  
		var action = $(this).attr('action');
		$.post(action, { 
			name: $('#name').val(),
			email: $('#email').val(),
			company: $('#company').val(),
			subject: $('#subject').val(),
			message: $('#message').val(),
			norobots: $('#norobots').val()
		},
			function(data){
				$('#contactform #submit').attr('disabled','');
				$('.response').remove();
				$('#contactform').before('<p class="response">'+data+'</p>');
				$('.response').slideDown();
				if(data=='Message sent!') $('#contactform').slideUp();
			}
		); 
		return false;

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