I have a problem. I tried to add: add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode'); to make a form work as a widget in the right column.
The instructions were: To allow shortcodes in sidebar widgets, simply edit the functions.php file from your them and add the following code:add_filter('widget_text', 'do_shortcode');
I could not find exactly where put this add_filter code so I began experimenting. I figured the worst I could do is to step backwards or get out without changing anything. Bad move. My site is down.
The error I get is:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '(', expecting '&' or T_VARIABLE in /home/content/03/8353203/html/fyifixit/wp-content/themes/sliding-door.bak/functions.php on line 457
My site is http://fyifixit.com
Now I have to fix it.
I can go back to my FTP file manager and delete the theme. Then reinstall the theme on WordPress admin panel. I have over 300 pages, hundred of pics and art, and lots of other stuff. Naturally I could never be able to recreate everything so what I do not want to do is compound my problem by losing my pages +.
I was able to get back into my website by renaming the theme to sliding-door.bak (it was sliding-door). I simply cannot get back to the functions php file And go to one of my other websites to bring back the correct php code.
So the short question is : Can I just remove the corrupt theme back at my FTP file manager? Will that solve my problem?
I may try that on one of my brand new websites to see if it works.
Any suggestions would be useful.