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.
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>
Change "myusername" and "yourJ3folder" to your respective folders.
For some host, add "php_flag magic_quotes_gpc off" to the .htaccess file