King Julien King Julien - 1 month ago 10
PHP Question

Session lost after page redirect in php

When I use php header redirection all session variables are lost... Some people say that adding exit(); just after the header(""); will solve the problem but it doesn't seem to be the solution...

Can anyone please help?

Here is how I store variable into the session:

include 'dbc.php';

$err = array();

foreach($_GET as $key => $value) {
$get[$key] = filter($value); //get variables are filtered.

if ($_POST['doLogin']=='Login')

foreach($_POST as $key => $value) {
$data[$key] = filter($value); // post variables are filtered

$user_email = $data['usr_email'];
$pass = $data['pwd'];

if (strpos($user_email,'@') === false) {
$user_cond = "user_name='$user_email'";
} else {
$user_cond = "user_email='$user_email'";


$result = mysql_query("SELECT `id`,`pwd`,`full_name`,`approved`,`user_level` FROM users WHERE
AND `banned` = '0'
") or die (mysql_error());
$num = mysql_num_rows($result);

// Match row found with more than 1 results - the user is authenticated.
if ( $num > 0 ) {

list($id,$pwd,$full_name,$approved,$user_level) = mysql_fetch_row($result);

if(!$approved) {
//$msg = urlencode("Account not activated. Please check your email for activation code");
$err[] = "Account not activated. Please check your email for activation code";

//header("Location: login.php?msg=$msg");

//check against salt
if ($pwd === PwdHash($pass,substr($pwd,0,9))) {
// this sets session and logs user in
session_regenerate_id (true); //prevent against session fixation attacks.

// this sets variables in the session
$_SESSION['user_id']= $id;
$_SESSION['user_name'] = $full_name;
$_SESSION['user_level'] = $user_level;

//update the timestamp and key for cookie
$stamp = time();
$ckey = GenKey();
mysql_query("update users set `ctime`='$stamp', `ckey` = '$ckey' where id='$id'") or die(mysql_error());

//set a cookie

setcookie("user_id", $_SESSION['user_id'], time()+60*60*24*COOKIE_TIME_OUT, "/");
setcookie("user_key", sha1($ckey), time()+60*60*24*COOKIE_TIME_OUT, "/");
setcookie("user_name",$_SESSION['user_name'], time()+60*60*24*COOKIE_TIME_OUT, "/");
header("Location: myaccount.php");
//$msg = urlencode("Invalid Login. Please try again with correct user email and password. ");
$err[] = "Invalid Login. Please try again with correct user email and password.";
//header("Location: login.php?msg=$msg");
} else {
$err[] = "Error - Invalid login. No such user exists";

Redirection code:

//connect database
require_once 'dbc.php';


$authorID = $_SESSION['user_id'];
if ( !empty($_POST["answ_content"]) && $authorID != 0 ) {
//vaqciot html chveulebriv texad
$content = htmlentities($_POST["answ_content"],ENT_COMPAT,'UTF-8');
$dro = date('Y-m-d H:i:s');
$qID = $_POST["question_ID"];
$author = $_SESSION["user_name"];

$sql="INSERT INTO wp_comments (comment_ID, comment_post_ID, comment_author, comment_author_IP, comment_date, comment_content, user_id)
(NULL, '$qID', '$author', '', '$dro', '$content', '$authorID')";

$result = mysql_query($sql);

//pasuxebis raodenobis ertit gazrda
$increase = "UPDATE wp_posts SET comment_count = comment_count+1 WHERE ID = $qID";

//gadamisamarteba shekitxvis gverdze
$url = 'Location:' .$qID;
} else {
echo 'error';


You need to put exit(); after your header redirection, otherwise you have just loaded two pages of content into 1 page.

Also make sure you have session_start(); at the top of all your scripts.