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[resolved] Site crashed on BackupWordpress Plugin update (8 posts)

  1. INTJKim
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just updated BackupWordpress and Twitter Goodies and my whole site crashed. Both plugins updated successfully and I got the "All updates have been completed" message.

    http://kimberlygerson.com/

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '&', expecting T_VARIABLE or '$' in /home/content/k/m/g/kmgerson/html/wp-content/plugins/backupwordpress/functions/backup.files.functions.php on line 148

    How to fix this OR How to restore a backup would be greatly appreciated.

    Am not a programmer. I normally do everything through the dashboard, but can follow instructions if you speak slooowwly :-)

    Thanks, -Kim

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    FTP into your site (or use whatever file management application your host provides) and delete the wp-content/plugins/backupwordpress folder.

  3. INTJKim
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That worked! Thanks! -K~

  4. ishootreno
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Also got a crash upon install of the new update ... will revert to older version until a fix appears :)

  5. INTJKim
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm back!

    I tried to reinstall the plugin via the WordPress plugin dashboard. When I tried to activate it I got:

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '&', expecting T_VARIABLE or '$' in /home/content/k/m/g/kmgerson/html/wp-content/plugins/backupwordpress/functions/backup.files.functions.php on line 148

    So really the problem is unresolved.

    -K~

  6. Tom Willmot
    Human Made
    Posted 3 years ago #

    BackUpWordpress requires PHP 5 as a minimum, it sounds like you must be using PHP 4.

    You could try contact your hosts and asking them to upgrade you to PHP 5, it's worth doing, the next version of WordPress (3.2) will require PHP 5.2 as minumum.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Switching_to_PHP5

  7. INTJKim
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That's funny. The reason I wanted to do a backup yesterday was because I am about to upgrade to PHP 5. Figured it would be smart to backup everything first.

    Guess I'll just go for it ...

    Thanks for getting back to me Tom.

    -K~

  8. pufftenticle
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had the same issue, same error msg. Upgraded to PHP5 and that fixed it (as far as the BackupWordpress Plugin).

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