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Fixing "Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error" (7 posts)

  1. futurosity
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    After installing a couple of new plugins and getting the dreaded "Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error" message, I discovered that the plugins work under PHP 5, but not under PHP 4.

    If you get this error, check your host to see what version of PHP you're running. On my host, I can choose between PHP 4 and PHP 5 on a domain by domain basis. This may not solve all of your plugin problems, but switching to PHP 5 worked for me.

  2. harknell
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It's also a strong possibility that the plugin(s) was coded for a previous version of WordPress and makes program calls that are no longer supported in the latest versions. It's always best to check to see if plugins have been updated, some of the database sites for plugins have very old or out of date versions up.

  3. Illegitima
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm try to use an plugin called BDP RSS Agregator, and I got this error on activation.

    My host work with PHP 4.4.7.

  4. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    i am getting this error for popularity contest on my server :(

  5. adhi
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @sushubh..

    your trouble like me, i am getting error too at activating popularity contest on my server. :(

  6. darelparker
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Popularity Contest is also giving me trouble in 2.5.1. Hopefully PHP5 will solve the problem.

  7. lcf
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I got the same error with Popularity Contest as well. My server is using PHP5.

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