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  • Resolved cdnautoracers


    I receive the following error message when I try to publish posts or pages to my website. Fatal error: Cannot call overloaded function for non-object in /home/autoracers/public_html/wp-includes/capabilities.php on line 1385

    I’m using WordPress 4.2.2 running Canvas theme version 5.9.9

    This issue just started in the last day or two.

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  • Moderator t-p


    in the output generally indicates either: (1) your theme doesn’t like your version of WordPress (2) you have a plugin that doesn’t like your version of WordPress (3) or you have an incomplete install/upgrade

    So, try:

    – deactivating ALL (yes all) plugins temporarily to see if this resolves the problem (plugin functions can interfere). If this works, re-activate them individually (one-by-one) to find the problematic plugin(s).
    – If you can’t get into your admin dashboard, try resetting the plugins folder by FTP. If that resolves the issue, reactivate each one individually until you find the cause. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems. Also remember to deactivate any plugins in the mu-plugins folder (if you have created such folder). The easiest way is to rename that folder to mu-plugins-old.
    – switching to the unedited default Twenty Fifteen theme for a moment using the WP dashboard to rule out any theme-specific issue (theme functions can interfere like plugins).

    If you don’t have access to your admin area, use FTP , or your web-host’s cPanel or whatever file management application your host provides. Navigate to /wp-content/themes/ and switch to the default theme by renaming your current theme’s folder by adding “-old” to the end of the folder name. Alternately, you can remove other themes except the default theme. That will force your site to use it.
    – If all the above steps do not resolve the issue, then try MANUAL updating. Download a fresh copy of the WordPress .zip file to your computer, unzip it, and use that to copy up all files and folders EXCEPT the wp-config.php file and the /wp-content/ directory. You may need to delete the old copies of files & folder on your server before uploading the new ones. Read the Manual Update directions first.

    Thanks Tara, I will try your suggestions. I do have access to my dashboard thankfully.

    Moderator t-p


    your are welcome 🙂

    Thanks again Tara, I tried the Theme suggestion and no change so I deactivated all plugins and reactivated 1 by 1 as suggested and that has seemed to solve the issue. I have marked this topic as resolved. As I went through the plugins I realized that some of them I had activated previously I was no longer using, so I didn’t bother to reactivate those ones.

    Moderator t-p


    Glad to know it 🙂

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