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[resolved] Parse error - Please help!! (6 posts)

  1. glosoli
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I hope someone can help me. I logged onto my wordpress page at a hostel in China while traveling and when I got home I discovered my blog cannot be accessed. Every time I try to log in or just look at the blog I get a blank page that says:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting ',' or ';' in /home/jonacro3/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 357

    I went to the folder in question and then to the 357th line but it looks ok and I can't find any noticeable issue. Plus I never edited it before so I don't see why the problem is coming up now. Could I just delete the file in question? Would that ruin everything? What should I be looking for exactly?

    Please help me. (By the way, I think this is the right version of WP, I honestly forget. I got it in spring 2006, so whatever was around then is what I have.)

  2. whooami
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Could I just delete the file in question?

    uh no. why would you even begin to think that that is even an option?

  3. glosoli
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I know I know. But the problem is so vexing and I just want it to be gone. Sorry, if it wasn't clear before but I've never had to edit these files before - I'm really out of my league here.

    whooami: can you help me at all??

  4. whooami
    Posted 7 years ago #

    without knowing exactly what version youre running, not really. I cant even look at the file myself, since I dont know what version to download.. :(

    the "obvious" thing to do, is for you to determine the version you are using, then to go download the zip, then to extract the contents, find the file, wp-includes/wp-db.php, and upload it, replacing the one on your server.

    Thats not necessarily the fix, but thats where I would start. Then you'll also be able to tell us exactly what version youre running.

    Heck, your site may even be hacked.

  5. glosoli
    Posted 7 years ago #

    In my mind you are a savior!!!

    The problem is fixed. I have version 2.0.11. I did exactly what you told me. No doubt it is about time I upgrade, at the moment I think I'll just lick my wounds.

    Now that everything is fixed I'm wondering what happened. The 'violated' file I had was filled with a bunch of crap. Here is a short example:

    http://www.shopholyokenews.com/shop/routines/_images/marine-pile-driving-winch/science-fair-project-cocolate.html title=science fair project cocolate rel=dofollow><h2>science fair project cocolate</h2> century savid <h2>savid</h2> page gunsight tx cemetery <h2>gunsight tx cemetery</h2> left uniflame fire pit <h2>uniflame fire pit</h2> main hans hollein

    You think someone would actually take the time to insert that in my blog? Weird. I must be more careful when logging in outside my home.

    Again, thank you whooami.

  6. whooami
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hmm, yah that looks like a compromised file.

    2.0.11 is touted as being secure -- Ive come to find out that's no so much the truth. There's a whole lotta stuff that needs to be changed to make it secure, so yes, its time you upgraded.

    youre welcome though :)

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