When I activate YIKES' plugin I get the "Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in" then I get a path to the simplepie.php file and a line number. When I deactivate the plug-in the errors go away. If you want me to set something up so you can see it then ping me.
I have researched the error
"Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in"
There seems to be several ways to deal with it, (several ways to suppress the errors) and then also a setting in the php.ini file. But I think it would be best to address the cause of the error.
several links I have looked at for resolving this issue are:
The one thing that concerns me is that if this were a popular error caused by WordPress then it should have been addressed prior to the release of 3.4 last week. But the error still occurs in both 3.3 and 3.4. SO I am wondering if there is something wrong in the plugin.