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  • Resolved riversjm

    (@riversjm)


    Hi there. Full disclosure-a friend built my website and I’m a computer moron. After the last plugin update my categories disappeared and in place was an error message reading ‘fatal error: [] operator not supported for strings in’ and then something about line 117 and categoryicons.php. The error message was a link that led to the first of the 8 categories that should be on the page. My friend who built the site was able to get all 8 categories to come back but not the icons, only text links. I don’t know for sure it was the update, but it was working fine earlier that day and then not working immediately after. thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/category-icons/

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  • Plugin Author submarine

    (@submarine)

    Hi.

    What if you try with the version 2.2.2 ?

    I think I might be the friend this person is talking about. I updated the plugin and am still getting

    Fatal error: [] operator not supported for strings in /home/retros10/public_html/wp-content/plugins/category-icons/category_icons.php on line 123

    If I remove the [] from
    $p[‘cat’][] = $category->cat_ID;
    the page works but only has the text links

    URL: http://retrospectrentals.com/inventory/

    If I put a number in the [], like 14, I can get 3 of the 8 icons to appear. if that helps at all…

    Plugin Author submarine

    (@submarine)

    Did you try the solution in this thread ?

    the exact snippet you recommend to replace does not exist in that category_icons.php. This is what we have:

    stripslaghes_gpc_arr($p);
    if (is_category() && in_the_loop()) {
    $cat = (int) get_query_var(‘cat’);
    $category=get_category($cat);
    if (!isset($p[‘cat’])) {
    $p[‘cat’]=array();
    }
    /*elseif (!is_array($p[‘cat’])) {
    $p[‘cat’]=array(0=>$p[‘cat’]);
    }*/
    $p[‘cat’][] = $category->cat_ID;
    }

    The instructions say to replace this block:
    if (is_category() && in_the_loop()) {
    $cat = (int) get_query_var(‘cat’);
    $category=get_category($cat);
    $p[‘cat’][] = $category->cat_ID;
    }

    I don’t see that block in the code

    I added this:

    if (!isset($p[‘cat’]) || !is_array($p[‘cat’])) {
    $p[‘cat’]=array();
    }

    and then added back the [] to $p[‘cat’][] = $category->cat_ID;

    The page still doesn’t display the icons but it no longer throws and error due to the [].

    Plugin Author submarine

    (@submarine)

    Could you give me the url of your site, please ?

    sure! http://retrospectrentals.com/inventory/ is the page mentioned above that is affected.

    Plugin Author submarine

    (@submarine)

    Your theme is customized. Could you display the code that displays the html in the “cat contain” div, please ?

    <div class="catcontain">
    <ul>
    <li class="cat-item"><div class="catbox">...</div>

    <div class=”catcontain”>

    </div>

    Plugin Author submarine

    (@submarine)

    It’s working. Here is what I’ve done :

    <div class="catcontain">
    <?php
        if (function_exists('get_cat_icon')) {
            foreach( get_categories('orderby=name&order=ASC&child_of=6') as $category) {
                echo '<li class="cat-item">';
                echo '<div class="catbox">';
                echo get_cat_icon("echo=false&link=false&cat=".$category->cat_ID).' '.$category->cat_name.' ('.$category->category_count.')';
                echo '</div>';
            }
        }
    ?>
    </div>

    I gave this a shot and it’s still not showing the icons

    Plugin Author submarine

    (@submarine)

    This is weird. Can you modify your wp-config.php in order to display error ? Luckily this will show you if there is an error somewhere…

    define('WP_DEBUG', true);

    I’m willing to help you if you give me a temporary access to your blog. You can mail me using this form.

    I don’t have access to the wp-config file right now. I’m asking the site owner if she would mind granting you access.

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