Support » Plugin: Really Simple CAPTCHA » [Plugin: Really Simple CAPTCHA] WP 3.4 Fatal Error

  • Resolved smittysmitty


    Have had great luck with this plug-in on WP 3.3, but I am now using WP 3.4. I cannot activate the plug-in. I receive this error:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class ReallySimpleCaptcha in /home/cluster1/data/h/t/…wp-content/plugins/really-simple-captcha/really-simple-captcha.php on line 28

    Can I fix, or do I need to wait until the plug-in is fully compatible with WP 3.4?

    Please advise. Thanks! -A-

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  • Plugin Author Takayuki Miyoshi


    The error means ReallySimpleCaptcha class has already been declared and you can’t declare it twice. Make sure that you have installed the plugin correctly and don’t have other plugins or theme those wrongly use ReallySimpleCaptcha class inside them. Normally Really Simple CAPTCHA works with WP 3.4 without any problems.

    Thanks for your note. Investigating.

    My solution:

    Go to plugins, find the Really Simple Captcha plugin and click on edit. Find the very first line of the code which starts with:

    class ReallySimpleCaptcha

    Simply rename ReallySimpleCaptcha to anything you want because I think there’s a conflict with the function which follows (has the same name). I just omitted an “l” in the word Really…

    Now activate the plugin…problem solved. I tested the plugin numerous times and it now works just fine.

    I’m using the same plugin on another site and didn’t have this problem. Perhaps because I’m using a different theme, not sure.

    Anyway, that’s it. Good luck.

    pauly29 – thanks for the follow up. I will give this a try.



    I tried pauly29 solution several times and that solutions allows activation of the plugin without the plugins page going to blanks. However, after I create the simple code for the CAPTCHA fields, it gives an error on the actual created form page that states CAPTCHA is not installed.

    I am running 3.4.2. I suppose we’ll need to wait a bit. Just let us know and thanks!



    I tried pauly29’s solution, and everything seems to be working perfectly now! THANKS!

    i am using wp 3.5.1 and rs captcha 1.6 and had the same issue, the fix pauly29 suggested did work for me, but will it stop working each time an automatic update is applied to the plugin? can we get a permanent solution? thanks…

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