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  • Resolved nckyz


    A few weeks ago, I was getting a blank page on WP. The only thing that support folks said could solve the problem (after trying multiple steps) was to delete and re-install completely. Today, I did that, but the fresh WP install is doing the same thing. I enabled debug mode and got this error (it was repeated twice):

    Notice: register_sidebar_widget is deprecated since version 2.8! Use wp_register_sidebar_widget() instead. in /var/www/vhosts/.../httpdocs/.../wp-includes/functions.php on line 3237

    I have no plugins, themes, anything. I have not edited any files, except to turn on debug mode. Any ideas?

    Line 3237:

    trigger_error( sprintf( __('%1$s is <strong>deprecated</strong> since version %2$s! Use %3$s instead.'), $function, $version, $replacement ) );
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  • Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem? If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Ten theme to rule out any theme-specific problems?


    This is a fresh WP install. There are absolutely no plugins, themes, etc installed at all. Also, no files are edited, no posts, nothing.

    Try re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress.

    Thank you for the suggestion, but like I said in the original post, WP was downloaded and freshly installed today.

    That doesn’t exclude the possibility that you have a corrupted file or two…

    I’ll re-install it like you recommended and report back. Again, thank you for the help.

    No luck at all with the re-installation.

    Apologies for the 3 posts in a row, but I just refreshed the page and it seems to work. I guess it fixed itself- I hadn’t touched it for 3 hours. The same errors still display in debug mode, is that a problem?

    Thank you for all your help, esmi.

    You’re welcome. Glad to hear that you’re back up & running.

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