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Strange problem

+2 votes
asked Nov 6, 2013 in Plugins by samlee

I have been working lately on making a custom filed (" User Location")  mandatory  to fill up when registring  with the endless and kind help of user Sama55 ( That i thank very very much for his great support). 

Sama55 suggestion was

1) to create a plugin with function call : qa_register_plugin_module('filter', 'qa-profile-checker.php', 'qa_profile_checker', 'Profile Checker'); in qa-plugin.php.

2) then to use the following code under qa-profile-checker.php file.

require_once QA_INCLUDE_DIR.'qa-filter-basic.php';
class qa_profile_checker {
function filter_profile(&$profile, &$errors, $user, $oldprofile) {
$fb = new qa_filter_basic();
foreach ($profile as $key => $value) {
// sanitize
$profile[$key] = qa_html($value);
foreach($userfields as $userfield) {
if ($userfield['fieldid']==$key) break;
switch ($userfield['title']) {
case 'location': // Location (Required)
$fb->validate_length($errors, $key, $value, 1, 100);


The solution worked great no problem until i switched from localhost ( windows) to live server (linux), a strange error message pop up when hitting sign up button:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'QA_INCLUDE_DIR' (T_STRING) in /home/picassau/public_html/qa-plugin/q2a-location-required/qa-profile-checker.php on line 1  

How comes that in local it runs correctly but on server it does't not ? !!! Some one can help figuring out that mystery.

PS : Script Full credit to Sama55

Q2A version: 1.6.2

2 Answers

+4 votes
answered Nov 7, 2013 by sama55
selected Nov 8, 2013 by samlee
Best answer

I understood one seeming to be a cause.

My guess: Newline code of your source file is only CR. Change newline code in your file into CR+LF. Or, confirm text editor settings about newline.

commented Nov 8, 2013 by samlee
YES SAMA it's working  !! you are a lifesaver !!! one should be very smart to figure out a solution to such a bug , thank you so so much
0 votes
answered Nov 6, 2013 by q2apro

Check qa-base.php if the specified folder is set correct:

define('QA_INCLUDE_DIR', QA_BASE_DIR.'qa-include/');

Also check if the file qa-filter-basic.php really exists.

Check also if the folder names are all correct.

commented Nov 6, 2013 by samlee
All checks are positive, basically it wouldn't work on local server too if there syntax error. I have doubts that it's has to do with windows vs linux syntax or some  Web hosting manger setting
commented Nov 6, 2013 by q2apro
Try not including the file, maybe it works. (could be included twice...).

→ Shouldn't be the include within the CLASS body?

Put line: require_once QA_INCLUDE_DIR.'qa-filter-basic.php';
within class or function, then it should work.
commented Nov 7, 2013 by samlee
hmm tried this also not working :( really strange problem, yesterday i recompiled my php version in vain too..