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  • Hi all,

    After the upgrade from 2.7 to 2.8 I have the following error message in all sections of the dashboard

    Warning: Compilation failed: characters with values > 255 are not yet supported in classes at offset 31 in /website address/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php on line 10738s-simplepie.php on line 10738

    Other then this error every thing else is working

    The error message is in the following sections

    Any ideas how to fix this?

    Many thanks


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  • I am having the exact same problem 🙁

    Had used the automated upgrade plug-in so thought it was that and went back and upgraded by hand per the instructions elsewhere on this site.

    Everything else seems to be working and I can post with no problems.

    Looking at the code, it looks like a pregmatch statement, but PHP is not my strongest suit so I am not really sure what the problem is.

    Would be nice to get this sorted though … any ideas ?



    PS: If it’s relevant, I am on PHP 4.3.2 & MySQL 4.1.21

    Me too – I get it with the RSS widget.

    and having seen this…

    it looks like an issue with the version of PHP – 4.3.2 being the same one I’m on, and a bit out of date by the look of it.

    I referred my web host to this thread and asked if they had any plans to upgrade PHP. I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence, but they are going to upgrade at the weekend, so I’ll report back and let people know if it makes a difference.


    Well, my host has upgraded to PHP 5.2.9, but now NONE of my blog pages show 🙁 I can’t even login.

    They are working on it and say that “There appears to be a setting or dependency in the redirection of pages and themes, but I don’t know for sure yet.”

    They are working on it, but if anybody else is pushing for this, be aware that there may be problems.

    I will post again when I get further news.


    OK, my host has solved the problem, saying “The trouble with WordPress was resolved by upgrading mod_auth_mysql on the server.”

    I no longer get all messages as described in bubblehelp’s initial post.

    Hope this helps.


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