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  • I’m running the TripleK2 theme, and I keep getting an error on every page of the site about how there’s an issue on line 27 of sbm.php (inside the triplek2 theme). I checked there, and I’m no expert, but it looks fine. i can’t get to the website or the dashboard, I can only manipulate ftp files.

    This started when I upgraded wordpress from an older version after being hacked.

    I can provide more info, just ask! I tried deleting the files but it doesn’t work.




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  • Probably not the solution, but see what happens if you change permission on the file. I’ve had similar error messages and once in a while changing permissions worked. I would also re-check the file just to make sure nothing malicious was added. Probably want to check it against the original copy of the theme, just in case.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin


    WordPress 2.3 is not compatible with the Sidebar Modules code. If this theme includes it, then it is not compatible with WordPress 2.3 and up.

    Find a compatible version of the theme. Probably a more up-to-date version of it.

    thanks! It appears there is a newer version of triplek2.

    However, in order to deactivate the old one and active the new one, won’t I need access to the wordpress dashboard? I don’t have access to it. Is there a way to activate and de-activate themes via ftp?

    EDIT: oh wait, nevermind, i got it working by renaming the triplek2 folder and having it revert to the default theme. should’ve just done that originally, lol
    The newest version still doesn’t work ,but I can handle lol

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