Support » Plugin: Sociable » [Plugin: Sociable] 4.1.8 Install breaks website

  • Oli


    You install this plugin and it simply doesn’t work. It generates PHP errors which are hidden in my install and therefore we simply get blank pages returned once installed on admin and user pages.

    Needs to be resolved, apparently this has issue been kicking around since 4.1.7.

    I’ve now uninstalled it. Wish I never went to upgrade the software now…

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  • me either…would be nice if all plugin developers HAD on their website a verison numbered backup…so taht I could go back and re download 4.1.6 and re install it – as it did work…

    unlike 4.1.7 and 4.1.8!!!



    updating the plugin will results in unaccessibile site, even wp-admin pages!!!
    I need to ftp in my server, rename plugin folder to force plugin de-activaction.
    Now when I try to activate sociable I get this error

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘;’, expecting T_FUNCTION in /var/www/html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/sociable/includes/class-sociable_Admin_Options.php on line 1342

    Wish I had seen this sooner, now my site is down 🙁

    Plugin Contributor sociable


    Hey there! Many thanks for your feedback, we´re working so hard to apply most of your suggestions on our Free Sociable Plug in since we´re willing to help you and your readers spread your valuable content. Our next version will consider free selection Classic/Skyscraper (not considering Skyscraper default), 404 errors and other little bugs. Stay tuned and go on commenting, code is poetry and we´re building a strong tool sharing and collaborating. Cheers,

    fix your bugs BEFORE you release same, eh….would be my counsel!!!!!

    an “unhappy” user



    check my post for quick fix.

    or blog post

    Note: This fix is unofficial.

    it worked for me!! thank you man 😉



    the other possibility is to change php.ini switch
    from short_open_tag = Off
    to short_open_tag = On

    which I would not recommend.

    reason is given as comment in php.ini
    —just in case you don’t have it

    ; This directive determines whether or not PHP will recognize code between
    ; <? and ?> tags as PHP source which should be processed as such. It’s been
    ; recommended for several years that you not use the short tag “short cut” and
    ; instead to use the full <?php and ?> tag combination. With the wide spread use
    ; of XML and use of these tags by other languages, the server can become easily
    ; confused and end up parsing the wrong code in the wrong context. But because
    ; this short cut has been a feature for such a long time, it’s currently still
    ; supported for backwards compatibility, but we recommend you don’t use them.
    ; Default Value: On
    ; Development Value: Off
    ; Production Value: Off

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