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  • Ryan S


    Hello Friends,

    Just wanted to share with you… This issue has been resolved…

    Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/user/public_html/wp-admin/includes/comments.php on line 164

    Recently I upgraded my wordpress blog to wordpress 2.8 from 2.7.1. I uploaded all the new files to the server except wp-contents folder, because it contained my themes and plugins. After I had the new files on the server, I browsed the URL: to complete the upgrade. However, I received the above mentioned error.

    I rechecked and uploaded this file(comments.php) again to the sever. This was a fresh file downloaded with the wordpress installation package. So this should not produce any issue. However, I was still receiving the same error.

    Then I looked into the file, at the mentioned line. I found this:

    add_filter( 'comment_author', 'floated_admin_avatar' );

    There was a space between the single quote and the opening brace. Also, at the end, between the ending brace and the single quote.

    I deleted that space and reuploaded the file. This time, the error was gone and the installation was completed.

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