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  • Resolved djpeanut


    I love this plugin in so many ways, except for the fact that it spits out the following PHP warning before any HTTP output:

    Warning: session_start(): Cannot find save handler 'memcache' - session startup failed in /home/tomsbike/sites/ on line 367

    Has this been reported before? Any idea what the fix might be? I’m on cPanel shared hosting.

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  • Plugin Author Matt Cromwell


    Hi there,

    This is the first I’ve seen of this error. Can you provide us with your system info? Go to “Donations > Settings > System Info” I think this might be related to your environment.

    Also, what host are you on? Occassionally hosts do strange things with PHP Sessions.


    Plugin Author Devin Walker


    Hey @djpeanut – We’re glad you love our plugin, that’s always good to hear! 🙂 I haven’t seen that particular PHP warning reported as of yet. Doing a quick Google search on it brings up some server specific settings that may need to be updated on your end. In fact, PHP warnings shouldn’t display on a live site but that’s besides the point. It sounds like there’s an issue on your server running PHP sessions.

    Try adding define( 'GIVE_USE_PHP_SESSIONS', false ); to your wp-config.php file within the root WP directory. Then run a few test donations to ensure everything is working properly and the warning no longer displays.

    Let me know how that goes!

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