I'm having trouble retrieving a $_SESSION variable in an include function in PHP and was wondering if anyone could help. I have a form on one page where a user inputs their name, and on form submission, it sets $_SESSION['name'] to the entered value.
Now, I have another file called "display.php" where I want to include a header file that displays a personalized message using the user's name from the $_SESSION['name'] variable. However, when I try to echo $_SESSION['name'] in the included file, it doesn't seem to be working.
I have already checked that session_start() is included at the beginning of all relevant files, and I have confirmed that the $_SESSION['name'] variable is properly set on form submission.
Here is the code snippet from display.php:
// Some other content...
echo "Welcome, " . $_SESSION['name'];
// Rest of the code...
I have also tried using `global $_SESSION` in the included file, but still no luck. Is there anything I'm missing or doing incorrectly with the include function when it comes to retrieving $_SESSION variables?
Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!