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  • Ronnie55


    Hi. Been using WP for 5+ years, but struggling to understand how this is possible:

    Last night, I go to bed and my site is working fine. No issues.

    This morning, I wake up to practically every page on my site having errors in one form or another. Example screenshot:

    My web host then switched me from PHP 7.1 down to PHP 5.6 and all errors disappeared.

    I can see it appears to be related to a Plugin I use, Thrive Leads, and I’m already trying to get help from them.

    But I guess at a fundamental, basic level, I’m just struggling to understand how PHP errors can start popping up on my site without me changing anything?

    I’ve used PHP 7 for months. And no new plugin updates happened last night, so it’s the same plugin software that I was using yesterday, error-free. Same goes for my theme.

    • This topic was modified 1 year ago by Ronnie55.
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  • Moderator Steve Stern


    Support Team Volunteer

    It may have been some other change made by your host, probably related to the web server and PHP.



    Thanks, Steven. That’s a big help (seriously).

    What would you do if this happened to you?

    Talk to the plugin developer? Leave it as PHP 5.6 for a while? That’s all I can think to do…

    Moderator Steve Stern


    Support Team Volunteer

    I’d ask the plugin developer.



    I’d rather be running 7.X but if 5.6 makes things work then ‘so be it’.

    Do have a chat with the plugin developer in the hopes that they might have a fix… it’s possible they didn’t know there was an issue. Speaking up might help somebody else down the road.

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