I am trying to extract two values from the url with Jinput.

My url is:

http://localhost/kitchen-guide-new/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&[email protected]&subscribers_name=test&encoding=UTF-8

I am using the following code:

$jinput = JFactory::getApplication()->input;
$name = $jinput->get('subscribers_name','none','raw');
$email = $jinput->get('subscribers_email','none','raw');

echo $name;
echo $email;

The problem is that I only get the last value; in other words I'm getting:

$name = 'test';
$email = 'none'; // (should be [email protected])

Any idea what I am doing wrong and how I should fix it?

2 Answers 2


I guess your problem is that second question mark, the link should be

http://localhost/kitchen-guide-new/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&[email protected]&subscribers_name=test&encoding=UTF-8


Your malformed url querystring is to blame -- specifically the second ? which should be &.


$url = 'http://localhost/kitchen-guide-new/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&[email protected]&subscribers_name=test&encoding=UTF-8';

parse_str(parse_url($url, PHP_URL_QUERY), $array);



array (
  'option' => 'com_content',
  'view' => 'article',
  'id' => '[email protected]',
  'subscribers_name' => 'test',
  'encoding' => 'UTF-8',

You see, the querystring parsing is dependent on the first occurring ? to dictate the start of the data. The key-value pairs are bound together with = and are separated from other pairs by &.

As a consequence of your typo, the subscribers_email key and value are appended to the id value.

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