If you have ever installed a new Joomla 3.x website or moved a Joomla site from one server to another, you may have gotten the error for needing to disable Magic Quotes. This can seem easier said than done depending on your hosting company.
We compiled a quick guide for how to figure out whether it's enabled, how to change it, and how to troubleshoot it when that STILL doesn't work.
As a disclaimer, messing with server settings can seriously mess up your website. If you have that feeling like "hmm, should I be doing this??" then you might want to hire a professional to fix it for you. If you feel like you just need to know where to go, then read on!
What is Magic Quotes?
At its most basic level, it is the setting within PHP that allows quotation marks to be allowed or stripped out of a string.