php $_POST array empty upon form submission


I have a custom CMS i've built that works perfectly on my dev box (Ubuntu/PHP5+/MySQL5+).

I just moved it up to the production box for my client and now all form submissions are showing up as empty $_POST arrays.

I found a trick to verify the data is actually being passed using file_get_contents('php://input'); and the data is showing up fine there -- the $_POST/$_REQUEST arrays are always empty.

I've also verified the content-type headers are correct as well via firebug (application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=utf-8).

This issue is happening regardless of whether a form is submitting via AJAX or a regular form submit.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

6/8/2011 4:35:11 PM

I know this question was about POST via a Form, but came here looking for answers for similar issue when POSTing with JSON content-type. Found the answer and wanted to share it as it cost me much time.

When using JSON content-type the $_POST array will not populate (only with multi-part forms I believe)

Here is what did work to correct the issue:

$rest_json = file_get_contents("php://input");
$_POST = json_decode($rest_json, true);

hope this helps someone!

2/10/2013 4:58:21 AM

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