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[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=”http://www.quesinberry.com/wordpress/wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery.js?ver=1.6.1″></script>


    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.3/jquery.min.js”></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. http://chiapasproject.com/wordpress/delegations-2/2006-2/photos-2/

    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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