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Redirect to Home Page after PHP submission

  • # February 8, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Hi guys, I have a PHP contact submission form, it validates, it works, and generates a thank you message. Awesome so far. But after I get to the thank you message, I only want it to show for a couple seconds, and then redirect back to the home page. How could I do this? here is my php code

    < ?php
    $thanksPage = “http://www.aabdesigninc.com”; ( i tried this, but this does not seem to work.
    if(isset($_POST)) {

    $email_to = “aab@aabdesigninc.com”;
    $email_subject = “Hello there!”;

    function died($error) {
    // your error code can go here
    echo “We are very sorry, but there were error(s) found with the form you submitted. “;
    echo “These errors appear below.

    “;
    echo $error.”

    “;
    echo “Please go back and fix these errors.

    “;
    die();
    }

    // validation expected data exists
    if(!isset($_POST) ||
    !isset($_POST) ||
    !isset($_POST) ||
    !isset($_POST) ||
    !isset($_POST)) {
    died(‘We are sorry, but there appears to be a problem with the form you submitted.’);
    }

    $first_name = $_POST; // required
    $last_name = $_POST; // required
    $email_from = $_POST; // required
    $telephone = $_POST; // not required
    $comments = $_POST; // required

    $error_message = “”;
    $email_exp = ‘/^[A-Za-z0-9._%-]+@[A-Za-z0-9.-]+.[A-Za-z]{2,4}$/’;
    if(!preg_match($email_exp,$email_from)) {
    $error_message .= ‘The Email Address you entered does not appear to be valid.
    ‘;
    }
    $string_exp = “/^[A-Za-z .'-]+$/”;
    if(!preg_match($string_exp,$first_name)) {
    $error_message .= ‘The First Name you entered does not appear to be valid.
    ‘;
    }
    if(!preg_match($string_exp,$last_name)) {
    $error_message .= ‘The Last Name you entered does not appear to be valid.
    ‘;
    }
    if(strlen($comments) < 2) {
    $error_message .= ‘The Comments you entered do not appear to be valid.
    ‘;
    }
    if(strlen($error_message) > 0) {
    died($error_message);
    }
    $email_message = “Form details below.nn”;

    function clean_string($string) {
    $bad = array(“content-type”,”bcc:”,”to:”,”cc:”,”href”);
    return str_replace($bad,””,$string);
    }

    $email_message .= “First Name: “.clean_string($first_name).”n”;
    $email_message .= “Last Name: “.clean_string($last_name).”n”;
    $email_message .= “Email: “.clean_string($email_from).”n”;
    $email_message .= “Telephone: “.clean_string($telephone).”n”;
    $email_message .= “Comments: “.clean_string($comments).”n”;

    // create email headers
    $headers = ‘From: ‘.$email_from.”rn”.
    ‘Reply-To: ‘.$email_from.”rn” .
    ‘X-Mailer: PHP/’ . phpversion();
    @mail($email_to, $email_subject, $email_message, $headers);

    ?>

    Thank you for contacting us. We will be in touch with you very soon.

    < ?php
    }
    ?>

    # February 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Add a redirect header.

    < ?php
    header( “Refresh: 5; url=http://example.com/” );

    # February 9, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Use a header(); redirect, or echo out the link.

    echo “$page = mylink”;

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