ok i think i have it...
the thing that is confusing the issue for me is this -> i do not understand what it does.
whats is it, i really need to find out more about it. as the testing page now shows this error...
mysql_num_rows() expects parameter 1 to be resource, object given in
but i am guessing that this error is because i am using a mysql command and not a mysqli command to count the rows. I hope!