Support » Plugin: Series » [Plugin: Series] Fails on Activation: Template Tags

  • Resolved enkerli


    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.
    Warning: require_once(organize-series/template-tags.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in …/wp-content/plugins/series/series.php on line 59

    With Twenty-Eleven activated, few active plugins.

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  • Plugin Author Justin Tadlock


    WordPress God

    The Series plugin does not try to load a file in a folder called organize-series. You might be looking at the wrong plugin or another plugin is changing something.

    Doh! Plugin conflict! ‘Figures…

    I usually don’t activate two plugins at once. That’ll teach me.

    So… The “Series” plugin failed to activate, after “Organize Series” was activated. “Series” does activate after I deactivate “Organize Series”. Then, if I try reactivating “Organize Series” (with “Series” active), I get the following error:
    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare in_series() (previously declared in …/wp-content/plugins/series/template-tags.php:112) in …/wp-content/plugins/organize-series/orgSeries-template-tags.php on line 603

    Sounds like they both use the same taxonomy and/or the same in_series() function.
    The series I created with “Organize Series” doesn’t show up when I deactivate that plugin (“Organize Series”) but does appear when I activate this one (“Series”).
    So it sounds like a plugin conflict based on taxonomies and/or a single function.

    As is often the case, it’s difficult to decide which plugin to use. The advantage of “Series” is that it’s developed by someone I trust. The advantage of “Organize Series” is that it was recently updated.

    Now that I see my error, I’ll give “Series” its fair chance, especially since the “series metadata” (the inclusion of a post in a given series) seems to be maintained across plugin changes.

    It also allowed me to notice that the default “Twenty Eleven” theme doesn’t support sidebars on single posts. Sounds like a very weird thing for a theme which is likely to serve in troubleshooting. What gives, WordPress team?


    Thanks again, greenshady! For a 0.1 non-commercial plugin which wasn’t updated in a while, this is premium support!
    And sorry for my absentmindedness.

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