How to turn magic_quotes_gpc off

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Many Open Source Software programs like Drupal, Prestashop, Joomla, Etc., require magic_quotes_gpc to be turned off. The snapshot to the right shows the magic quotes On in the phpinfo.php page. This article will show you how to turn maging_quotes_gpc off on your server.

Turning magic_quotes_gpc off

  1. Login into your cPanel.
  2. Go to the File Manager, select your public_html directory and click Go.
  3. Open your php.ini with the code editor.Code view of magicquotes Prestashop

    Find the magic_quotes_gpc line like the code below and change it from On to Off. (See image to the right)

    ;Magic quotes ;  ; Magic quotes for incoming GET/POST/Cookie data. magic_quotes_gpc = On

    Your php.ini should have the following code.

    ;Magic quotes ;  ; Magic quotes for incoming GET/POST/Cookie data. magic_quotes_gpc = Off

    Save the changes.

  4. Make the php.ini recursive in the .htaccess.
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    Visit your phpinfo page by going to your domain and adding phpinfo.php at the end of the URL like the example below.

0 thoughts on “How to turn magic_quotes_gpc off

  1. Doesn’t work. Joomla! 3 Still getting the Error : Your host needs to disable magic_quotes_gpc to run this version of Joomla!

    1. At this time, magic_quotes should be disabled on all servers by default. Check any caching settings you may have, and clear the cache if possible.

      Also confirm if you are seeing magic_quotes enabled in the phpinfo page.

      Thank you,

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