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Redirect PHP parse error

alexis
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Redirect PHP parse error

Hi,
I'm following the tutorial for making redirects for wordpress.
here's my code:
<?php
header( ‘Location: http://www.hypnosisdownloads.com/?0000’ ) ;
?>

I've done everything exactly as per instructions but I'm getting the error message as follows:
" Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ':' in /public_html/blog-ehyp/recommends/hypnosisdownloads/index.php on line 2 "

Well, I can't see an extra ":" anywhere !
Any ideas please?
Thanks
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faradina
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Did you use Word at any phase in the process of creating your redirect file? Word is the most common culprit for parse errors. Use notepad to make your index.php redirect file.
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alexis
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Hi Faradina,

No, just notepad, clean and simple.
I don't know what else to try, at the moment I'm stuck with ugly links on my wordpress sites.
Any ideas gratefully received ! ;-)
Thanks
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faradina
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Are you on Hostgator? Another member had this same problem. He's on hostgator and hostgator support went into it and cleaned out the error. Check this forum topic:

week-5-8-f37/redirect-index-php-not-working-please-help-t3744.html
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alexis
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I checked with my host, Bluehost and the problem is that the link I was using uses the single exclamation mark as here: '
When I use the double one, as here: "
the link works perfectly.
Hope this helps somebody. ;-)
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jasondodd
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It appears something similar was happening on this wordpress site with a parse error.

The code Mark posted used the double quotes but also has an exit line. The exit stops any further code being executed on the page and can sometimes be an effective security measure against any malicious code being run on the page.
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abrandan
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I seemed to have the same error when I used Notedpad. But using TextEditor on a Mac seems to work fine with the redirect for Clickbank products.
However, when I use an affiliate code for another outfit, even though I use the exact same php code with the new affiliate code I get the same error mentioned above. Maybe I'm wrong but I think some affiliate programs are blocking the redirect - am I wrong? (and I'm using the exit code that Mark used). The affiliate program I'm taking about is ShareASale.
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evobilly
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ive seen this issue around and i think it is coursed in some cases by the comma ' there are some that have a little curl on them well other look like a little straght dash and it seems it donsn't like the curl as it must see it different.

try copy and paste this code see if it works
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<?php
header( 'Location: http://www.hypnosisdownloads.com/?0000' ) ;
?>
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nick
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Indeed. It also pays to put an exit after it as well

<?php
header('Location: ......');
exit;
?>
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