HTML Form seemingly not posting to PHP


Hello and thank you for your time.

Regardless of the amount of research I do, I cannot find an already-discussed solution to this problem.

The problem is that the submit button automatically redirects, seemingly without posting the form. It worked until I converted from MySQL functions to MySQLi. Everything else is working but this part of the website.

<strong>HTML form (myaccount.inc.php):</strong>

<div id="change-password"> <form class="clearfix" action="" method="post"> <div><span class="he1">Change Password</span></div> <div> <?php include_once 'controllers/accountController.php'; ?> </div> <div><label class="fieldlabel" for="password">Current Password:</label></div> <input type="password" name="password" id="password" size="23" /><br /> <div><label class="fieldlabel" for="passwordnew1">New Password:</label></div> <input type="password" name="passwordnew1" id="passwordnew1" size="23" /><br /> <div><label class="fieldlabel" for="passwordnew2">Confirm New Password:</label></div> <input type="password" name="passwordnew2" id="passwordnew2" size="23" /><br /> <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Change Password" class="bt_changepass" /> </form> </div>

This form is then, for lack of a better term, controlled by some PHP.

<strong>PHP (accountController.php):</strong>

// Checking whether the Password Change form has been submitted. if(isset($_POST['submit'])=='Change Password') { echo "<br />"; // Get the data from the database. $sql = $mysqli->query("SELECT * FROM ss_members WHERE usr = '".$_SESSION['usr']."' AND pass = '".md5($_POST['password'])."'"); $row = $sql->fetch_assoc(); // Will hold our errors $err = array(); if($_POST['password'] == "" || $_POST['passwordnew1'] == "" || $_POST['passwordnew2'] == "") { $err[] = 'All the fields must be filled in!'; } if(!$row['pass'] == md5($_POST['password']) && $_POST['passwordnew1'] != "" && $_POST['passwordnew2'] != "") { $err[] = 'Current password is not correct!'; } if($_POST['passwordnew1'] <> $_POST['passwordnew2']) { $err[] = 'New passwords do not match!'; } if(!count($err)) { if($row['usr']) { // If everything is OK change password. $stmt = $mysqli->prepare("UPDATE ss_members SET pass = md5(?) WHERE usr = {$_SESSION['usr']}"); $stmt->bind_param('s', $_POST['passwordnew1']); $stmt->execute(); $stmt->close(); echo "Password has been sucessfully updated!<br />"; } else { $err[]='Something broke!'; } } if($err) { // Save the error messages in the session. foreach($err as $error) { echo $error . "<br />"; } } echo "<br />"; }


The problem is you are including the

<?php include_once 'controllers/accountController.php'; ?>

after the headers have been sent.

You can either move the

<?php include_once 'controllers/accountController.php'; ?>

to the top of the page, inside the handler part, or you can submit the form to



<form class="clearfix" action="controllers/accountController.php" method="post">


There is no action set in your <form> tag and it is sending the data to the same file. i.e., myaccount.inc.php.

Change it to:

<form class="clearfix" action="accountController.php" method="post">


Try this :

Give form action to accountController.php

<form class="clearfix" action="accountController.php" method="post">


change your action to this,because accountController.php is present inside controllers folder.

<form class="clearfix" action="controllers/accountController.php" method="post">


mysqli is a class, and the it's function query is not static so there, you must declare an instance of the mysqli class before you can use $mysqli->query.

You should put

$mysqli = new mysqli('localhost', 'my_user', 'my_password', 'my_db');


$sql = $mysqli->query("SELECT * FROM ss_members WHERE usr = '".$_SESSION['usr']."' AND pass = '".md5($_POST['password'])."'");


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