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Solution for "Notice: Trying to get property of non-object .. eval()'d code .." (2 posts)

  1. Ov3rfly
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    About the annoying php debug notice when WP_DEBUG is true and global $post; is used:

    Notice: Trying to get property of non-object ... eval()'d code in line ...

    As explained on Other Notes page of Widget Logic plugin, it is possible to access $post by using e.g.

    global $post; return (is_page('home') || ($post->post_parent=="13"));

    This example causes the above explained error under certain conditions.

    Another shorter example which also can trigger the error:

    global $post; return ( $post->post_name == 'test' );

    To avoid the error, you simply have to check if $post is available before accessing its properties:

    Fixed example, with an extra check, no more php debug notice:

    global $post; return ( !empty( $post ) && $post->post_name == 'test' );

    Obviously the eval() is called two times by WordPress, first time when a $post is not yet there and a second time when the widget is finally displayed in sidebar etc.

    Suggested fix: Include this information in Widget Logic documentation.

    Thanks for this great plugin.

  2. alanft
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'll mark this to add in to the FAQ (best place for it? though it's not been 'frequent'… yet!). And… my thanks.

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