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Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:41 am

Sounds like you've kind of bitten off a little more than you can currently chew on this one, but don't fret you can get up to speed pretty quickly. There are several ways to approach your particular situation, I recommend going to for a quick crash course. Free video lessons there for php oop.

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Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:55 pm

I know your struggle as I had the same problems when starting out years ago - no 'real world' examples on how to implement what you are learning.

To keep things simple, this is what you need, very simply.

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// You need to extend your connection class (if it is a class) so that you can connect to the db
class BlogUser extends Connection {
protected $User_name;
protected $User_email;
protected $User_password;
protected $User_signup_date;

function __construct() {
  // This initiates your class and you can put variables or call functions in here that always need running when your class is instantiated (if any, or you can leave blank)
// For instance connect to the database (I would need to see your connection class to help with this)

function add_user() {
  $query = "INSERT INTO users (username, hashed_password) VALUES ('".$this->User_name."', '".$this->User_password."')";
  $result = mysql_query($query, $connection);
  if ($result) {
    $this->message = "The user was successfully created.";
  } else {
    $this->message = "The user could not be created.";
    $this->message .= "<br />" . mysql_error();
  return $this->message;
In your page:

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if ( empty($errors) ) {
$password = trim(mysql_prep($_POST['password']));

$user = new BlogUser;  
$user->User_name = trim(mysql_prep($_POST['username']));
$user->User_password = sha1($password);


echo $user->message;
I hope this gives you a better idea and you can apply it to the other code/classes.

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