Support » Plugin: Akismet Spam Protection » Help! “Fatal error” after update

  • Resolved ilbazardimari


    (sorry for my english) I just updated the plugin but I can not get into the admin area anymore. The message “Fatal error: Can not use function return value in write context in /web/htdocs/ on line 1060” appears
    I’m in a panic, what should I do?

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  • Thanks @procifer for the quick action on resolving this on a Saturday 🙂

    How do I run this new version? My site is generally updated automatically at I’m locked out of my admin page so cannot get in to the dashboard to update. Can you walk me through what I need to do?


    Plugin Author Josh Smith


    Hi @myadron1983,

    Unfortunately we don’t have much insight into how GoDaddy provides plugin update support without the dashboard. But it appears GoDaddy has a help page with some more information:

    If you still are unable to upgrade, I’d recommend reaching out to GoDaddy support to see how they recommend updating.


    Yeah, I did. Unfortunately, I did before I went to the web and found the error was with the plug-in and that you had a fix for it. I could have ftp’d the files and been in business. Instead, I got the royal $50 tech fee charge from GoDaddy. Oh well, live and learn. Next time I check support sites first. I thought it was an issue with them.

    Bug solved. Thank you for the quick response.

    Hello, I’m having the same issue currently. I just went to get in and it is still giving me the same error code.

    “Fatal error: Can’t use function return value in write context in /home1/mkusr/public_html/ on line 1060”

    Unsure how to fix it as I am unable to get in. Any ideas? I just checked right now, after reading the feed to see they updated?

    @mylibrarycardworeout: hi there,

    The latest version of the plugin is now fine.

    If you cannot login to wp-admin, your quickest path to fixing your site will be to download the latest version ( to your computer, expand it, and upload the content of the directory to wp-content/plugins/akismet/ via FTP.

    confirmed it fixed the issue, thanks for the quick fix and fast response time

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