Support » Plugin: Child Theme Creator by Orbisius » Update broke site

  • Resolved bewlay51

    (@bewlay51)


    Hi, I updated a number of plugins yesterday, the result was unable to access the control panel, but the site would still load and work. I finally traced the issue to Child Theme Creator by Orbisius. Deleting this plugin via FTP get everything up and running again.

    I have tried to install it, but get the following error…

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘[‘ in /home/sites/firstediction.co.uk/public_html/2010it/wp-content/plugins/orbisius-child-theme-creator/orbisius-child-theme-creator.php on line 274

    Do you have a fix to this problem ??
    Thanks…

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author Svetoslav Marinov

    (@lordspace)

    Hi,

    I think you’re running on older version of php. Most likely 5.2.
    Can you change the php version to php 5.4 or better?

    Slavi

    Plugin Author Svetoslav Marinov

    (@lordspace)

    Here’s some more information on php versions.
    https://wordpress.org/about/requirements/

    Hi Svetoslav,
    Many thanks for the fast reply. I have updated PHP to v5.4 – removed and installed the pluging, but get the same error when I activate it.

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘[‘ in /home/sites/firstediction.co.uk/public_html/2010it/wp-content/plugins/orbisius-child-theme-creator/orbisius-child-theme-creator.php on line 274

    Hello Svetoslav,

    As I also have an Problem with the new update I would like to add my comment to this thread 🙂

    As soon as I update the Plugin I can’t visit my website and neither the dashboard. I don’t get an error message as bewlay51. I only get an Error 500 and only solution is to load a backup.

    I have PHP 7.1 active with wordpress 4.8.1–de_DE

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    NUTS. Now I’ll need to review and redact all of the author’s replies…

    @lordspace I’ve deleted your offer to login to your user’s site. I’m am 100% sure you mean well but please never ask for credentials on these forums.

    https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/forum-welcome/#the-bad-stuff

    Now for the why: The internet is a wonderful place full of very nice people and a few very bad ones. I’m sure everyone here is very nice however, by giving some ones keys to your house you are trusting they wont steal anything. Likewise the person who takes the keys is now responsible for the house FOREVER.

    If something was to go wrong, then you the author may well legally become liable for damages, which they would not normally have been as their software is provided without warranty.

    Please be aware that repeatedly asking for credentials will result in us asking you to repeatedly stop before escalating up to the plugins team.

    Plugin Author Svetoslav Marinov

    (@lordspace)

    @jdembowski, I have asked the person to send me credentials via email.
    Not sure what you’ve read & seen.

    Thanks!
    Slavi

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    @jdembowski, I have asked the person to send me credentials via email.
    Not sure what you’ve read & seen.

    Yes. Don’t do that, ever. I’ve removed your contact link, if you are going to circumvent this cautioning then please consider taking support off of these forums completely.

    I know you have good intentions, I do not doubt that at all. But do not log into your user’s site. That goes too far and is taken very seriously here.

    There are many ways to get information you need and accessing the user’s site is not one of them. That’s going too far.

    You get the idea.

    Volunteer support is not easy. But these forums need to a safe place for all users, experienced or new. Accessing their system that way is a short cut that will get you into real trouble in these forums.

    Plugin Author Svetoslav Marinov

    (@lordspace)

    Hi @jdembowski,

    Our free support/fix offer is only valid for Child Theme Creator v1.4.0 which we’ve released prematurely by mistake and as a result crashed many people’s sites.

    We’ve created a video showing how to fix the issue [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9OJBWAPKMk ] but for some people it still difficult.
    We prefer to fix the person’s site quickly rather than exchanging multiple emails and frustrating users.

    Slavi

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    That’s great and thanks for the amazing support and help.

    Now, do not log into users installation. That’s not really a suggestion and if you’ve any questions then please feel free to contact the plugins team.

    Plugin Author Svetoslav Marinov

    (@lordspace)

    I have put notices that the official support is handled on Orbisius site but people still post in WordPress org forums.

    To recap I want to help (even though I have lots of things on my plate) but:
    – I can’t post contact form links
    – I can’t post support email
    – I can’t ask people to contact me

    What options do I have?
    How would you have handled the situation?

    Where are those rules that you’re referred to?
    I couldn’t find theme here:
    https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_the_Support_Forums

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