Support » Plugin: Classic Text Widget » Glitch with Classic Text Widget

  • Resolved askdesign

    (@askdesign)



    RESOLVED!
    Hit a glitch on a site today. When I tried to activate the Classic Text Widget plugin, I got this error message:

    Could not activiate Classic Text Widget because of this error:
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home6/perpetv8/public_html/wp-content/plugins/classic-text-widget/plugin.php on line 34

    – Initially, I tried to activate the plugin with WP 4.7.5 and Genesis 2.5
    – When the plugin wouldn’t activate, I updated to WP 4.8 and Genesis 2.5.2
    – It still wouldn’t activate, so I uninstalled and removed. Then reinstalled and still couldn’t activate it.
    – Web host = Blue Host
    – PHP v5.2.17 *(I will have to investigate this on the user’s account).

    NOTE: Turns out that the culprit was the PHP v.2.17. I changed it to PHP 5.6.29 on the user’s account, and now the plugin activates!

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  askdesign.
Viewing 4 replies - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • Plugin Contributor carasmo

    (@carasmo)

    I see that your version of PHP less than 5.3.0 (which is lowest version of PHP that has namespace support). Line 34 is a namespace declaration so this plugin doesn’t conflict with others.

    Bluehost doc on upgrading PHP version:
    https://my.bluehost.com/cgi/help/447

    Hi Christina,
    Yes, I caught that, too. Turns out that the culprit was the PHP v.2.17. I changed it to PHP 5.6.29 on the user’s account, and now the plugin activates!

    Bluehost says its version of PHP v7 is in beta, so that’s why I went with v5.6.

    Plugin Contributor carasmo

    (@carasmo)

    Cool! Mark as resolved.

    Plugin Contributor carasmo

    (@carasmo)

    I see that I have the resolved option, so never mind 😉

Viewing 4 replies - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • The topic ‘Glitch with Classic Text Widget’ is closed to new replies.