Joomla 3.02 Installer Shows Different PHP Values from phpinfo()


Nov 20, 2012
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Website Owner
Joomla 3.0.2
PHP version 5.3.18
cPanel Version 11.34.0 (build 9)

The pre-installer check screen on Joomla 3.0.2 shows that Magic Quotes is ON, yet doing a PHP INFO phpinfo(); shows that both local and system values of Magic Quotes to be OFF. A php.ini file in the local root has these values also set to OFF.

The Host sysadmin shows it being OFF too.
In the PHP configure command it shows: '--enable-magic-quotes'

I deleted the checking code for Magic Quotes in setup.php and install worked fine.
The Joomla System Information panel also shows Magic Quotes to be ON.

On another cPanel server I am using in Australia there are no issues, but the host is running a different PHP version:
PHP Version 5.3.10
cPanel Version 11.34.0 (build 9)

Any ideas?

Joomla Forum on this issue:

This may also be causing a related problem where ALL HTML EDITING that has quotes is being backslashed making editing articles impossible.
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