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[resolved] Other bugs? Enabling PHP 5.3 & WordPress Multisite (4 posts)

  1. Army
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    A word of caution for Hostgator users when enabling PHP 5.3.

    I inserted the following code into my htaccess file as per this support page: https://support.hostgator.com/articles/hosting-guide/hardware-software/php-5-3
    -------------
    # Use PHP 5.3
    AddType application/x-httpd-php53 .php
    -------------
    This allowed me to network activate the new version of Quick Cache.

    However, I noticed two things occur.

    1) I was no longer able to modify navbar menus in wordpress. I imagine there is other strangeness going on but I didn't want to mess around anymore so as soon as I removed the above code from the htaccess file, menu changes returned to normal.

    2) When I enabled Quick Cache, it did not show up at the bottom of the page source code on any of my sites. I am using a multi-site installation of wordpress and have been using the previous version of Quick Cache for over 2 years without any issues.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/quick-cache/

  2. Army
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Just an update. I confirmed with Hostgator on how to activate PHP 5.3. I deactivated Quick Cache and enabled PHP 5.3 again. Unfortunately, I experienced the same menu weirdness as before and had to revert to PHP 5.2. I don't have clue why this is happening but it could be my theme and/or the fact I'm using a multi-site installation. If anyone has any clue how to successfully upgrade to PHP 5.3 please post here. Until then, I'll have to use the old version of Quick Cache.

  3. Army
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    UPDATE: After researching menu items disappearing in wordpress when activating PHP 5.3 I discovered the problem. As the article below explains, there is a new variable added to this version of PHP which limits the number of menu items you can add to wordpress. I wasn't sure if it had anything to do with Quick Cache but it turns out it doesn't. If you find that your unable to add menu items or some disappear you must have your host increase the item limit. As I said, it's all explained in this article: http://sevenspark.com/wordpress/menu-item-limit

    The new Quick Cache is now working normally on my WordPress Multi-site installation without any apparent problems. Phew!

  4. Raam Dev
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    Thanks for the updates, Army! I'm glad you figured this out.

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