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  • What’s wrong with the NEW wp-includes/functions.php on line 2365?

    The old one works but has the vulnerability. The new one does not work on my site. This fatal error is called when I go to edit a theme:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: attribute_escape()

    function wp_referer_field() {
    $ref = attribute_escape(stripslashes($_SERVER[‘REQUEST_URI’]));
    echo ‘<input type=”hidden” name=”_wp_http_referer” value=”‘. $ref . ‘” />’;
    if ( wp_get_original_referer() ) {
    $original_ref = attribute_escape(stripslashes(wp_get_original_referer()));
    echo ‘<input type=”hidden” name=”_wp_original_http_referer” value=”‘. $original_ref . ‘” />’;

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  • well, no replies so I installed the whole 2.07 package and got rid of this error. Don’t know what caused it.

    Thanks; that’s good information for the rest of us.

    Do you have functions-formatting.php uploaded to your server, as that is where it is defined.

    Dickie, would you mean the 2.0.7 functions-formatting.php?

    And does one have to run upgrade.php? The instructions are a bit sparse on this one.

    I reposted this same issue as I did not find this until afterward, but also had fatal errors in wp-login.php when trying to log in, additional error when trying to log out. I guess I’m going to have to do a full reinstall to resolve all the issues, based on what I see here.

    I just finished upgrading the select files as the blog post defined, and I am also getting this fatal error. I have done nothing but upload the files to upgrade my 2.0.6 install. I’ve run wp-admin/upgrade.php to no avail. Does anyone know how to fix this?


    EDIT: I did a full upgrade as suggested above and it did the trick.

    I was only going to change few files that have changed in 2.0.7, but looks like now I have to do a full upgrade.




    fwiw, line 2365 of functions.php is unchanged from 2.0.6 to 2.0.7

    the changes (all 4 lines are @ 2231-2234)

    that particular function IS defined inside wp-includes/functions-formatting.php as of 2.0.6

    If youre seeing that error ANYWHERE, you didnt properly upload that new file ( wp-includes/functions-formatting.php ) when you upgraded to 2.0.6

    I uploaded only the six files suggested by Mark Jaquith, then ran upgrade.php, which I’m not sure I had to do.

    Result: six blogs all upgraded; no problems whatsoever. But … these were WP 2.0.6 blogs. As stated by Mark at the above link:

    Because this is a much smaller update than previous versions, you do not have to update all of WordPress’ files if you’re upgrading from version 2.0.6.

    Anyway. Just thought this might help some folks.




    I had no problem either. people dont read, dont upgrade, people dont upgrade correctly.

    the upgrade instructions on the codex clearly say to DELETE the old files, save the few mentioned (wp-config and whatever else), and to THEN upload the fresh ones. Following those instructions when upgrading, especially in the case of 2.0.6, prevents ftp clients from not over-writing files. In other words, you make sure you get the new files that way.

    I might give it a go then. I will delete the files first and then upload.

    Yes — but just the files mentioned here:

    I have to admit, I didn’t follow instructions. I didn’t disable all my plugins before replacing the files I needed to, and got the same fatal error. Strangely, restoring the backup I made before the upgrade didn’t solve the problem either.

    Here’s what I did to solve it (I can’t guarantee that this will work for everyone):
    1. Disable all your plugins.
    2. Replace everything except the ‘wp-content’ and ‘wp-config.php’ (deleting all the old files really is the best way to do this, but make sure you don’t delete the directory and file I just mentioned).
    3. Re-enable all your plugins.

    Maybe someone who’s more knowledgeable about WordPress can answer this: could not disabling your plugins cause this error?

    But this is the lengthy install we are after just replacing few files as mentioned on the Dev blog my Mark jaquith
    It involves replacing only few files.

    I had upgraded our/our clients’ blogs to WP2.0.6 last weekend — in which case, Mark Jaquith’s instructions worked perfectly for me because the “short” upgrade mentioned WP2.0.6. I also ran upgrade.php but didn’t disable plugins (grin) — though I’m not sure that will work for anyone else.

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