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  • Resolved Lab Lover


    Upon activation of the plugin the following fatal error is generated. Any thoughts?

    “Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    Warning: require_once(/home3/llcsdcom/public_html/wp/wp-content/plugins/yikes-inc-easy-mailchimp-extender/classes/class.yksemeBase.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home3/llcsdcom/public_html/wp/wp-mycontent/plugins/yikes-inc-easy-mailchimp-extender/yikes-inc-easy-mailchimp-extender.php on line 51

    Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening required ‘/home3/llcsdcom/public_html/wp/wp-content/plugins/yikes-inc-easy-mailchimp-extender/classes/class.yksemeBase.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/php/54/usr/lib64:/usr/php/54/usr/share/pear:/home3/llcsdcom/public_html/wp/wp-mycontent/plugins/background-manager/vendor/OAuth/lib’) in /home3/llcsdcom/public_html/wp/wp-mycontent/plugins/yikes-inc-easy-mailchimp-extender/yikes-inc-easy-mailchimp-extender.php on line 51″

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  • Plugin Author Tracy Levesque


    Team Training Wrangler / YIKES Inc.

    Hi Lab Lover.

    Thanks for letting us know about this. We are closed tomorrow for Halloween, but we will look at this on Friday.

    At a quick glance, it looks like the path is odd “/public_html/wp/wp-mycontent/plugins/” it is expecting “/public_html/wp/wp-content/plugins/”

    Our programmer can give you a more detailed answer on Friday.


    Yes, changing the name of the wp-content directory is a security precaution and is facilitated by the “Better WP Security” plugin used by millions of WordPress sites.

    Your plugin did install itself in the proper location but I suspect somewhere in your code your plugin must have the “Wp-Content” path hard coded as opposed to referencing the WordPress internal constant for the proper path.

    Please see the WordPress codex for further information:

    Plugin Author yikesinc


    Hi Lab Lover.

    We fixed this on the pre-release version of the plugin on Github:

    Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

    Hi there,

    I still get the error… I have my wp-content folder renamed and moved out of the core folder. My Structure looks like this:
    – content
    – plugins
    – themes
    – …
    – core
    – wp-admin
    – wp-includes
    – …

    Plugin Contributor Evan Herman


    Hi nonverbla

    Since you have changed the name of the wp-content folder I believe you may need to adjust the path defined in the main class file yikes-inc-easy-mailchimp-extender.php.

    You’ll want to adjust the YKSEME_PATH variable and rename wp-content with the appropriate folder name.


    Actually, I did this:

    define('YKSEME_PATH', dirname(__FILE__).'/');

    and now the plugin activates. But it still doesn’t load assets like images and so on…

    The problem arised because I installed your gitHub version and the folder hat the affix “-master” in it’s name. Fixed by reinstalling the wp-plugins version.

    Plugin Contributor Evan Herman


    Great glad you were able to get things resolved. GitHub affixes that to all izod downloaded, which sometimes cause confusion. Changing the File name should work, but if you have things installed, no need.

    Have a great day!

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