Support » Plugin: Slickr Flickr » [Plugin: Slickr Flickr] "Allowed memory size" Error

  • Using your Plug-in ( great plug-in, BTW) as a way to display portfolio archive thumbnails from Flickr.

    A couple of issues. It’s displaying on every page but one (scroll to the bottom). After upgrade I cant get Lightbox to function.

    And this page the thumbs are not displaying:

    The page links to a Flickr category that has the most images to display.

    It’s giving me a rather strange error:

    “Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 23302 bytes) in /data/12/1/27/97/1190097/user/1267670/htdocs/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 1038”

    It could be there is abetter way to configure the plug-in to achieve what I’m attempting. Especially with the Lightbox error. But the memory error stumps me. I’ve cleared caches and all the usual trouble shooting. I checked out the functions.php file and can’t seem to find anything odd there. What do you think?

    Thanks in advance for any help.


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  • Heads up:

    I JUST disabled the faulty archive post on the page I linked to above as I have a new client reviewing some work and I don’t want them to see the error.

    BTW the Lightbox error is happening only in Chrome (on the Mac) and I’m using a Slimbox2 Lightbox custom installation.

    Plugin Author Russell Jamieson


    Hi Todd,

    The Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 is a PHP error. The page is question has tried to surpass the default limit of 32Meg.

    To fix this add the following line to your wp-config.php

    define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’64M’);

    The more photos you ask for on a page, the greater amount of memory is required.


    Plugin Author Russell Jamieson


    The Slimbox issue might be down to installing 2 versions of jQuery –

    Your page has

    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”″></script>


    <script type=”text/javascript” src=””></script>

    My suggestion to just to install jQuery once and use the later version

    Thank you so much Russell. If you come to Seattle I owe you a beer.



    Hello, I’m having the same problem, however, adjusting the memory limit to 64MB doesn’t seem to be working. I’m using the Lightbox Plus plugin also. It was working fine until today.

    Thanks very much. This is has been a very helpful plugin.

    Plugin Author Russell Jamieson


    @rjsakai, there also may be a limit in the PHP settings of 32M – this is likely defined in the php.ini – you may be able to change this yourself or if not ask your host to do this.

    The PHP memory_limit issues is discussed here

    Although this post in relating to Drupal and not WordPress, it is the same underlying PHP issue under scrutiny

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