Turn Off magic_quotes_gpc for Joomla

Magic Quotes is the process of escaping special characters with a ‘\’ to allow a string to be entered into a database. This is called ‘magic’ because PHP can do this automatically when magic_quotes_gpc is turned on. Joomla 3 specifically requires Magic Quotes to be off before installing it, otherwise you will not be able to install it or face issues with your images. In this article I will give you a step-by-step guide on how to turn off Magic_Quotes_GPC for Joomla.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open the cPanel of your hosting account: cpanel arvixe joomla tutorials
  2. Go to the “Files” section and open the “File Manager”. Make sure you select the path where your Joomla site is located: files section file manager cpanel joomla tutorials select web root joomla tutorials arvixe hosting
  3. Check if there is a file “php5.ini” on the web root folder of your Joomla site. If there is already a php.ini file renamed it to “php5.ini”, then go to step 5.
  4. If no “php5.ini” file is found, in the file manager, click on “New File” to create the “php5.ini” file. Enter the name of the file(php5.ini) and click on “Create New File”:  new file buttoncreating php file
  5. Open the “php5.ini” file and add the code below:
    • ; Magic quotes
      ;; Magic quotes for incoming GET/POST/Cookie data.
      magic_quotes_gpc = Off; Magic quotes for runtime-generated data, e.g. data from SQL, from exec(), etc.
      magic_quotes_runtime = Off; Use Sybase-style magic quotes (escape ‘ with ” instead of \’).
      magic_quotes_sybase = Off
      • magic quotes off code
  6. And that’s it! Magic Quotes has been disabled!
    If you ever face this issue, apply this solution.

This concludes Turn off magic_quotes_gpc for Joomla.

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