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    I am starting a new site on GoDaddy (O can’t change it) I installed WordPress now 3 times and I keep getting the following errors. I’ve never had problems with installing WordPress. This site will be replacing a site that is in terrible condition so I certainly don’t want to start with errors. Any ideas?

    These show up after I Installed WordPress and before I installed anything else.

    Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: unknown option bit(s) set at offset 0 in /home/tonyst/public_html/wp-includes/SimplePie/Misc.php on line 1926

    Warning: preg_match(): Compilation failed: unknown option bit(s) set at offset 0 in /home/tonyst/public_html/wp-includes/SimplePie/Misc.php on line 1926

    The following showed up after I installed a new theme.

    preg_replace(): Compilation failed: unknown option bit(s) set at offset 0 in /home/tonyst/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 934

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  • For what it’s worth, I’m getting these exact error messages, however the

    preg_replace(): Compilation failed: unknown option bit(s) set at offset 0 in /home/tonyst/public_html/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 934

    error message is appearing whenever I try to upload any images, this is a fresh install for me, and I use GoDaddy as well, so I suspect the issue is likely with them.

    I’m having the same problem. Got my hosting through GoDaddy today and have these errors showing up on my main page and also when I try importing files from an old WordPress blog. I haven’t been able to find any solutions online.

    I’ve been on chat with GoDaddy and they don’t seem to know a lick about WordPress. I’m incredibly upset right now. Spent over $100 today on hosting and a WP theme and all I see are error codes everywhere.

    If my client had not paid 5 years in avance I would move ASAP but at this point I have no choice. I may uninstall again reinstall manually.

    I don’t trust much of anything that GoDaddy support says. After 5 conversations on the same subject I received 5 different responses. THey are the top of my list of where NOT to host. I may call them tomorrow but I doubt if it will do any good.

    I’ll post my results on installing manually. What a pain.

    @link51 and @fairrabbit – as per forum rules, please start your own thread. Even though your issues may be similar, unless you are installing on the OP’s hosting account, they are not 🙂


    – what type of hosting plan with GoDaddy are you installing on?
    – are you using the provided “auto install” or manually installing?

    To test, I just successfully used the provided “auto install” on my Ultimate Linux with cPanel account to install the latest WP. No problems.

    For what it’s worth I managed to get a support person who “seems” ro know what the problem is. He said it is not common but it does happen and it is a PHP problem at their end. They have a script they run that takes about 1-2 hrs and that should fix it.

    He sent me an email to contact him if it is not corrected. So he said anyone having that issue should tell the support rep to check on a script that can fix it and they should be able to find someone to do it.

    I’ll post if this script atually works.

    THis was a new economy hosting running 5.4 php with cPanel. It was an auto install. Apparently this does happen as I indicated in the above post.

    Looking forward to your update on the issue 🙂

    I’ll post my results on installing manually. What a pain.

    I always, always, always use a manual install! 🙂


    Because then I know exactly what is getting installed. Look at the plugin list for the auto one on GD; not a “fresh” install at all.

    And really, it doesn’t take a whole lot longer 🙂 … 5 minutes tops 🙂

    I lied … 3 minutes 🙂 … I just did one to time it … start to logged into the back end on a fresh, manual install of WP 3.9.2

    Actually, they told me it happens with a manual install also because of a php problem on their end.

    Just jumping in here. Having the same issue.

    Any updates your end of how to fix this?

    Well, I’m sorry to say that it hasn’t seemed to help. I sent a message back to the support rep I spoke to but he won’t be in until this afternoon.

    I installed a php error log so I can keep track but I won’t be working on the site until it is fixed. I’ll hold off on the manual installation to give him a chance to do his thing.

    Amazing thanks!

    Ok…my site is fixed. GoDaddy called me back and the first thing he had me do was uninstall and reinstall. He said I actually should not have had to do that but when I did I still had errors. He said that he to reset things at the server. I think he moved me from 5.4 php to 5.3 php and then back and it worked. Next time i installed it was fine.

    Again, I’m runnng on an economy server and was running 5.4 php and it was a new auto install. The same problme can occur on a manual install also but he said the problem was intermittent.

    So the first time I called in he had someone run a script because it is a known problem. It takes a couple of hours to run the script. If it doesn’t fix the problem, then they will have you uninstall and try again. If it happens again, then they will need to do more at there end.

    Whoever you speak with, you can have them send you an email so you can be in contact with the same person. Thi guy at last did call me back as soon as he came on duty.

    Whew…now I can move forward.

    Amazing feedback – calling them now. Thank you!

    Question, What script do I need to run? Go Daddy don’t know what script? Hmm

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