Support » Plugins » [Plugin: wp Time Machine] Installation failed on WP 2.9.2

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  • Nico —

    I’m working on an update to message what that error is really about:

    PHP 5

    … the plugin requires PHP 5 running on your server.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    You may want to see if it’s possible to turn on PHP 5 …

    Media Temple makes switching from PHP 4 to 5 a breeze, for example.


    … as a follow up, for what it’s worth the plugin now gracefully checks for & alerts Admins when the plugin will turn out to be incompatible.

    This is a part of version 1.3.0 & should be noted here shortly:


    Using PHP 5.3.2 and WP 2.9.2, I get this error message using plugin version 1.3.0.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '}' in /srv/www/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/wp-time-machine/includes/wpTimeMachineCore.php5 on line 585


    I just checked … my host ( w/ Grid Service is using 5.2.6) …

    I’ll set up 5.3.2 shortly & debug what you’re seeing there.



    I just committed an update for the plugin:

    Version 1.3.2 resolves an issue I was able to reproduce …

    It may or may not be the same issue you experienced.

    If you’re willing let me know how installation goes with the new version.

    An easy way to install it aside from the method you chose previously is as follows (IF you have ssh access & subversion installed / available):

    Just navigate to your plugins direct via ssh & type this and hit enter:

    svn co ./wp-time-machine

    Look at the readme.txt to verify versions …

    Thanks Paul,

    Sorry for the delay, I checked out revision 228585, the readme says 1.3.3. I still get the same error.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '}' in /srv/www/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/wp-time-machine/includes/wpTimeMachineCore.php5 on line 605



    very similar error here as well…

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '}' in C:\...\Test\wp-content\plugins\wp-time-machine\includes\wpTimeMachineCore.php5 on line 673


    Can you try the latest revision (at 1.7.0 as of this writing).


    Can you re-test with latest & provide the version of PHP running on your site? Are you using XAMPP or something or a real host via Windows?


    Thanks for all your work. I have high hopes for this. Looks like I get the same error. Is there anything else I can give you to help with your debugging?

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '}' in /srv/www/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/wp-time-machine/includes/wpTimeMachineCore.php5 on line 673


    Can you upload a file called info.php w/ just this code in it & post the response you see here?

    <?php phpinfo(); ?>



    I’m having the same issues with the plugin. I’m not really finding any documentation on this issue, but this thread.

    I’ve just updated to the 1.7.3 version, and still see the same error before activating.
    my phpinfo can be found at
    (short version: php 5.3.2, on freebsd 8.0 with apache 2.2.14 and mysql 5.5.4)

    the one catch though, the website I want to use the plugin on, can be reached through, but is hosted on the exact same machine (virtual host). Not sure if this will be any help, but to make sure you can have all the information you might possibly need.

    maarten —

    If you’re willing try updating to the latest version 1.7.7 …

    I’ve been testing with PHP 5.2.6 & 5.3.1 and the plugin works; I’ll upgrade to 5.3.2 shortly as that seems to be pretty popular or at least where most people seem to have trouble.

    But I’m also optimistic that the latest build might work too,


    Hi Paul,
    I noticed that the plugin was moved to 1.7.7 so I tried to get it working again. No luck. Is there a way to see if the files get generated at all? The files do not get moved over to dropbox.

    Also when clicking on backup it only takes about 2 secs before it tells me that its done. Not very believable IMHO, I mean dumping my database normally takes about 10 secs (and up to a minute) depending on the traffic on my hosting provider.

    So I am not sure if the backup files get generated at all… they are not showing up at the dropbox account.

    Also is it possible to have a “test” button. To validate that the remote copy (using FTP, Dropbox or S3) works at all… This would enable the user to pinpoint the “issue” before getting back to you.

    Thanks for your work on this.

    Hi Paul,

    just upgraded to 1.7.8 through the automatic upgrade process, and unfortunately it still gives me the error upon activating the plugin 🙁

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '}' in /usr/local/www/ on line 644


    I just released version 1.7.9 … If you could update the plugin & test it; I would be grateful.

    I think this resolves a serious issue with PHP 5.3.x …

    maartenzuidland, I’m not sure this will address your issue with the plugin; so I’m anxious to here how it goes.


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