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syntax error line 1

  • Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/***/public_html/***/wp-content/plugins/wp-clone-by-wp-academy/lib/functions.php on line 1

    Odd? it’s the opening php tag? Had initial problem with database going away, tried the timeout mods and this error occurred. Deactivated/ deleted/ reinstalled. then the syntax error. Tried manual upload of plugin, same syntax error


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    sounds like the end of line conversions (line ends are different between windows and *nix systems) has gone wrong during the upload,did you FTP the plugin files?

    Tried both WP auto install method and SFTP to server. Please note; I’ve used this plugin without error on a few sites up to now. localhost to production and back again. no problems. Usually always with small sites that have just been setup and theme designed.

    The error I had this time was with a larger website, although with a small 3mb db. I’m checking the options tables today to see if any settings were left behind.

    Just to recap: after the first attempt to import from localhost, I had a memory error. Checked and found the fix on the forum here. Applied the fix, tried again, no change to error.

    Deactivated, deleted plugin, reinstalled via SFTP. That’s the point I had the parse error.

    Ok, tried a complete new install. Everything on wp3.6

    1- Created a backup on ‘site a’ (49.73mb total)
    2- created new WP install ‘site b’
    3- Installed wp clone
    4- tested by creating backup and restore… ALL OK!
    5- inputted ‘site a’ backup URL

    6- The following errors were reported

    Warning: mysql_fetch_array() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/***/public_html/***/wp-content/plugins/wp-clone-by-wp-academy/lib/functions.php on line 245
    The plugin encountered an error while cloning the database,the following error message was returned:
    Error Message : MySQL server has gone away

    My guess is this plugin, as it stands is only suitable for small sites with a small archive payload. The one click simplicity of not having to section the site into various backup options (db/uploads/files/etc)is also the drawback when the site becomes larger for memory limits to handle.

    For a new site this is all sweet and lovely, but a maybe a problem waiting to happen as the site grows in size.

    Not a criticism, but your comments as to how to avoid that problem are appreciated …


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