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Passing PHP form variables from one page to other.

Note from Rick "The Automation Man" Kirkham: I ran across this and thought it may be helpful for intermediate programmers and website designers. Of course you could always just hire me for programming and website design. ComputerHelp808@gmail.com



PHP Form, Tutorials php form variables


Multi-page forms using hidden input fields

Hidden input fields are form fields that are not visible. The user can’t see or change these fields, and they are used to transmit state information between different pages. Let’s use hidden fields to transport our data across our form, to the final processing script.
We start with the same form for step 1:

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<form method="post" action="form2.php">
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    <input type="text" name="name">
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    <input type="text" name="email_address">
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    <input type="submit" value="Go To Step 2">
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</form>
Ok, so nothing more than 2 input fields and a submit button to take us to step 2. In the following page, apart from the HTML form to gather membership data, we are going to need code to store the submitted data from step 1 in the session.

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<form method="post" action="form3.php">
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<input type="radio" group="membership_type" value="Free">
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<input type="radio" group="membership_type" value="Normal">
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<input type="radio" group="membership_type" value="Deluxe">
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<input type="checkbox" name="terms_and_conditions">
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<input type="hidden" name="name"
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value="<?php echo $_POST['name']; ?>">
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<input type="hidden" name="email_address"
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 value="<?php echo $_POST['email_address']; ?>">
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<input type="submit" value="Go To Step 3">
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</form>
Please note that although the hidden fields are not visible to the visitor, they are visible in source of the page, so you must not use them to store critical information.

Now our form contains all the data entered so far, which we are going to post to the third part of the form.

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<form method="post" action="form_process.php">
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<input type="text" name="name_on_card">
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<input type="text" name="credit_card_number">
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<input type="text" name="credit_card_expiration_date">
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<input type="hidden" name="name"
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 value="<?php echo $_POST['name']; ?>">
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<input type="hidden" name="email_address"
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 value="<?php echo $_POST['email_address'];
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<input type="hidden" name="membership_type"
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 value="<?php echo $_POST['membership_type']; ?>">
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<input type="hidden" name="terms_and_conditions"
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  value="<?php echo $_POST['terms_and_conditions]; ?>">
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<input type="submit" value="Finish">
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</form>
Now that we have all our fields available, let’s proceed to the form processing.

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<?php
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//let's create the query
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$insert_query = "insert into subscriptions (".
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"name,".
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"email_address,".
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"membership_type".
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"terms_and_conditions,".
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"name_on_card,".
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"credit_card_number,".
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"credit_card_expiration_data".
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") values (".
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"'" . $_POST['name'] . "', ".
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"'" . $_POST['email_address'] . "',".
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"'" . $_POST['membership_type'] . "',".
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"'" . $_POST['terms_and_conditions'] . "',".
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"'" . $_POST['name_on_card'] . "',".
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"'" . $_POST['credit_card_number'] . "',".
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"'" . $_POST['credit_card_expiration'] ."' )";
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//let's run the query
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mysql_query($insert_query);
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?>
And that’s it. Please note that this time, we have all the data available in the $_POST array.

A good idea would be to use form validation for each step of the form, so you don’t end up with incomplete data in the database.

Now you know two methods of creating multipart forms, to create better user-experience for your visitors.


Source http://form.guide/php-form/php-form-variables.html

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Free List of Forums Social Media Sites Article Submission Sites for Free Advertising and Marketing


What Makes This Advertising and Marketing List of Forums, Social Media Sites and Article Submission Sites Different Than The List You Find On Websites?


I use it every week! Believe me when I tell you I've copied and pasted with great excitement huge lists of


Free advertising forums


Social media sites


Article submission sites


List your business directories  (Yes I have some of those for you as well)


Only to find out half or more were no good, closed down or redirected to a new website that was no help at all.


Addendum: As an example I was just going through an online list of video sharing site which stated it was for THIS YEAR! More than half of them were no good. So by sharing with you a list of marketing sites I use weekly,  I'm saving you a bunch of time and frustration!


Here's Something Else I Did and Some Advice to Save You and Me Time


I used Google Chrome to remember the usernames and passwords for all the sites. That way if my login has timed out it takes just a couple seconds for Google Chrome to populate my username and password. I click login AND THEN…


Whenever possible the link in my advertising and marketing sites list goes directly to the submission page! The less clicks the less time busy marketers and business people such as ourselves have to spend advertising. Don't forget to interact with other members though. Prospective buyers are more likely to buy from someone they know.


Notes along the side for you and me. I don't have the greatest memory in the world and some of you may not either. The notes are good reminders as to specifics for that particular marketing and advertising website.


Google Sheet format in Google Drive! This makes accessibility from any device easy. All you need is a free Google account. If you have a Gmail account you have a Google account. It also makes it very easy for me to edit. I’m always finding new social media or article submission sites.


Comments to the Google Sheet are open. On my copy comments are open in case you have any suggestions or have discovered a closed site even before I find it.


What Types of Marketing and Advertising Sites Are On The List Rick


Free advertising forums
Social media
Public bookmarks
Backlink generators (found one really good free one)
Business listing directories
Article submission sites
Author listings for ebooks
Video and photo uploading sites


My Focus is On Permanent Backlinks


Once in a great while I post to classified sites. The problem I have with posting to them is I have to renew the ads usually about every two weeks. I’m just too busy for that and I don’t get that much of a return on classifieds to set aside time for that. Permanent links will help us with our search engine ranking and increase sales from those who find our permanent backlinks.


Some backlinks such as Facebook have nofollow tags. That means it doesn’t necessarily help with search engine ranking. It’s big enough however to help you build your mailing list and increase traffic to your own website. Here's a free tip. Facebook groups and pages can be found on the internet.  If you don't know how to make them just hire me.


Ok Rick, How Do I Get This Marketing and Advertising List?


This weekly used marketing and advertising list is free for I Can Post members of www.ListYourEbooks.com and www.OnlineOfflinePromotions.com


Rick can I just get my own copy of this clickable marketing list spreadsheet?


Sure. You won’t get any updates that way unless you reclick your link and create a new copy in your Google Drive, but it’s $9.95


To post to www.ListYourEbooks.com is only $5.00 per month for permanent advertising. That means your marketing is not deleted when you leave. The same for www.OnlineOfflinePromotions.com and that’s only $2.00 per month for permanent advertising.


As long as you’re members of one of the forum style websites with LOADS of free advertising tools you have access to an up to date version of this constantly updated marketing list.


Advertise and market smart.



Rick



J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.

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General Directions to Joining The I Can Post Group in Any of My Powerful Forum Backed Websites



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Post your permanent marketing ads then promote with the free tools for social media sites and more. Free gets you free results. Market and promote on these professional websites.

Register

Wait for the email to arrive

Click the link in the email

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Begin using the social media buttons and the list of up to date promotions sites to which ALL I Can Post members have access


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When You Post Free Ads to Facebook DO NOT… by internet business development expert J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.  #WorkFromHome #InternetMarketing
 
 
Actually when you post free ads to Facebook, Craigslist or anywhere else DO NOT commit internet marketing suicide by posting subdomain links.
 
 
What is a Subdomain Rick?

http://onlineofflinepromotions.com/index.php/topic,7.msg7   
Share this informative article with your social networking groups by copying and pasting from the link up. SPREAD THE WORD!
 
 
A subdomain is a website address dependent on another website address. Direct sales, MLM and network marketing companies often offer subdomains. Example of a subdomain. This is one of mine.
 
http://apartmentshonoluluhawaii.mustc.us/   
 
 
I know what I just said, but I also own the main domain and since I'm a business owner with a family and not a big bureaucratic company with stockholders, I'm not going to screw over my paid subscribers by changing the main domain name. Example of a main domain name. Look at the subdomain example above and now look at the main domain (website address)
 
http://mustc.us/   
 
 
Okay Rick, I See The Difference, But Why is It Marketing Suicide?
 
 
I've been in computer since 1993. I've watched the internet, internet marketing and websites grow and develop into what they are today. I've seen two MLM companies I belonged to and one direct sales company to which I still belong CHANGE THEIR DOMAINS!
 
 
This has a direct effect on anyone that was promoting me.oldcompany.com Months or even years of advertising completely gone. Furthermore you're promoting the same products and services in the same way as everyone else. YOU'VE GOT TO STAND OUT!
 
 
Rick! My Time is Too Valuable to Lose It. What Can I Do?
 
 
Just to not lose your marketing and advertising time you can promote your own website address. Now just for saving time YOU DO NOT NEED a website. Just the website address. For example
 
http://BetterThanAWebsite.com   
 
Actually redirects to
 
http://mustc.us   
 
You can do this with your own website address and direct it to your subdomain. It's cheaper than a website (although as an automated SEO and automated income website designer I highly recommend your own website) and it can be directed to your subdomain on your mlm, direct sales or network marketing page the company provided for you. Now, if your MLM, direct sales or networking marketing company changes it's website address, instead of playing catch up and trying change ALL YOUR advertisements (if you can), you just go into your back office (cpanel) and change where your website address redirects!
 
 
Don't Leave! If You're Confused Hold On...
 
 
I can also do this and manage it for you. Your initial investment for your own website address to direct to your mlm, direct sales or network marketing company page is $30.00 plus a $2.95 monthly investment for me to manage redirects for you. This makes it very easy for you. You just contact me computerhelp808@gmail.com   and I'll do whatever you tell me. 
 
Click here. After your initial setup fee you'll be directed to a form.     


 
Cancel your subscription at anytime.
     




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For copy and paste purposes. Of course you can always just hire me for coding.

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$css='<style type="text/css" media="screen">'."\n";




$css.='a:link { color:navy; text-decoration: underline; }'."\n";

$css.='a:hover {color:cyan;text-decoration:underline;background:green;}'."\n";


$css.='body '."\n";


$css.='    {background-color: #FFFF99;'."\n";

$css.='}'."\n";
$css.='</style>'."\n";


Use that for auto-generated pages which for some reason you do not want to have an external css file.

Rick
ComputerHelp808@gmail.com

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Rick

J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.

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Note from Rick Kirkham: I found this article on offline marketing and thought it was perfect for my new website. Many people who have online businesses do not consider marketing offline. If you don't, you're losing money!

Everyone can afford to market their business with these easy budget-friendly methods.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 Don't skip out on marketing because you think you can't afford it. You can't afford to fail at marketing, so use these budget-friendly ideas to build your business.
1. Get promotional business cards

made by a discount printing service. Leave them everywhere, hand them out to everyone. The business cards should offer a specific discount or coupon code to be used on your website or in your store. (Track how many are used.)
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2. Collect e-mail addresses and send out e-mail newsletters,

promotions, or updates (depending on your customers and what they'll like). The only cost initially is your time; once you get past a certain number of subscribers, you'll need to pay for a service. Still, not costly.
3. Donate some of your products

or services to a charitable event.
4. Get a magnetic sign made for your company car.

For the one-time cost of the sign, your business name will be on display everywhere you drive. (Don't cut people off.)
5. Hire a teenager to stand by the road and hold up your sign.

You'll invest in the cost of the sign plus minimum wage for a couple of hours a day, during the busiest traffic time. See if you can't get one new client for each day of sign-holding.
6. Buy someone's dinner

(or soda, if you can't afford more than $1). Then give them a business card. Then walk away (no sales pitch!).
7. Offer a free class or seminar,

print up a flyer and put that flyer up at every community bulletin board you can find in the area. These bulletin boards often won't allow businesses to put up advertisements, but will promote free educational seminars and classes.
8. Go to any community event and give away balloons.

Have them printed with your business name, if you like. 250 custom printed balloons will run you around $100. Helium tank rental will cost $45 to $60. Happy kids with a free balloon equals happy parents. Happy parents can become happy customers. That's less than $1/each per new potential happy customer.
9. Donate magazines and books to any business with a waiting area

(doctor, dentist, government offices, so on). Make sure your business address label is on the front, or stamp the inside cover with your business name and information.
10. Contribute expert articles to local publications.

Contact the editor to get started; write an article so they can see your writing style and that you know what you're talking about, and share your credentials so they know you're qualified.
11. Create tip sheets on your area of expertise;

this could be a one or two-sided piece of paper filled with helpful tips from you, the expert. Put your logo and business information somewhere on there, of course. People like reading tips, and they like getting free stuff. Hand them out, pass them out, mail them out.
12. Do a demo.

If you don't have retail or office space to hold a public demonstration yourself, get in touch with a related business that could benefit from some publicity. Host or co-host a public demonstration of your service or product. Let local newspapers know and be sure it's on all the community calendars.
13. Create a referral program for your existing customers;

they get a free product or coupon or reward of some kind for every new customer they send your way.
14. Send hand-written thank you notes.

Include a $X dollars off your next purchase coupon.
15. Send hand-written "We Miss You" notes.

Review your “best customer” list and contact the ones you haven't seen or heard from in a while.
16. Hold a contest;

it doesn't have to directly relate to your business. It could be something seasonal, like a "Karaoke Christmas Carol Contest."
17. Participate in local contests

by donating your product or service as a prize.
18. If you've got great office, warehouse or retail space,

allow community organizations and non-profits to use it for events.
19. Participate in online forums related to your business.

Offer helpful advice, solutions and insight. Don't spam. Don't pitch. Just be helpful.
20. Hang out where "your people" hang out.

Know your target market? Know where they hang out? You should be there. Meet people. Talk. Be a cool person.
21. Write good reviews for local businesses.

Local businesses love positive reviews, and the more they have on the Internet, the better. So help out your local businesses by being a good customer, then getting online and writing about your experiences. You'll gain favor from your fellow business owners and potential customers who are researching local businesses will keep seeing your name pop up.
22. Go over-the-top with your holiday decor.

It doesn't have to be tacky, just big and bright, and bold enough to be noticed.
23. Hire the local high school cheerleaders

to cheer in front of your business for a few hours on the weekend.
24. Offer free hot cocoa, coffee and cider on cold days.

Make a big sign and put it in the front window. Be clear that the free beverages are for everyone, not just paying customers (that's how you get new customers).
25. Purchase a good, top-selling business book in bulk.

This one's a bit costlier, but can make a big impact if you're in a B2B business. Inscribe each one with a personal message (e.g., "Dear Bob, I found this book insightful and thought you might like it. Please let me know if I can help you with XYZ Service. Sincerely, Me"). Send the books to business owners and managers.
Annie Mueller is a freelance writer based in St. Louis. She covers small business topics with a focus on lean/zero budget startups, business blogging and simple (sane) ways business can use social media without selling their souls to Facebook. Her work can be seen online at Investopedia's Financial Edge blog, Young Entrepreneur, Wise Bread, Organic Authority, Modern Mom, and her own site, AnnieMueller.com. Find her on Twitter: @AnnieMueller.

Source: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/25-free-or-cheap-ways-to-market-your-business/

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Not having time to contact your website promotion expert means you have an even greater need to call your website promotion expert.

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ComputerHelp808@gmail.com

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