i echoed after that bit and it is returning the correct value and storing it into $ses_id. I think the problem might be in trying to use a variable in the input line to post to the next page. I could not find the proper way to use a variable in there like that. I even tried using the quotes you said I need and added the $ like "$ses_id" but that doesnt work either for passing it to the next page. LOL I am a noob and I am stumped. =]
edit: should I try creating a session in php and try passing it that way? the main problem I am having is the joomla session stops when I goto my code on the second bit or I would have the jfactory statement there and not have to send it. Maybe I should try to find a way to keep the jfactory alive since the code is leaving the template and being on a page by iteself? I could add include statements or something.. idk
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