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How to turn off magic quotes gpc for Joomla 3

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For MAMP

Steps: 1) Go to MAMP application >> Preferences (button) >> PHP (tab) >> Choose 5.3.1 or greater >> choose OK. 2) Go to the MAMP folder >> bin >> php >> php5.3.6 >> conf >> edit php.ini >> add "magic_quotes_gpc = Off" a few lines above "magic_quotes_sybase = Off". 3) Restart MAMP's servers.

For Rochen or some other Joomla hosts similar to its setup

Steps: Create a php.ini file with the following: magic_quotes_gpc = Off extension=pdo.so extension=pdo_mysql.so

Put it in your Joomla 3 root. Then change the htaccess.txt in your Joomla 3 root to .htaccess. Add the following lines to the .htaccess file (at the top) : <IfModule mod_suphp.c>

 suPHP_ConfigPath /home/myusername/public_html/yourJ3folder
 <Files php.ini>
   order allow,deny
   deny from all
 </Files>

</IfModule>

Change "myusername" and "yourJ3folder" to your respective folders.

.htaccess for some hosts

For some host, add "php_flag magic_quotes_gpc off" to the .htaccess file