0Wordpress लोगोनिश्चित: Deprecated PHP errors in wordpress dashboard

Earli­er today I updated our test site, in pre­par­a­tion for rolling updates out to the main site. This involved updat­ing sev­er­al plu­gins and repla­cing the “BeforeTheDead­line” plu­gin with Jet­pack. After com­plet­ing the updates I found I was get­ting sev­er­al error mes­sages on the dash­board, under the “incom­ing links” dash­board wid­get, and even more errors when I tried to empty the W3 Total Cache caches.

The most com­mon error was as below or sim­il­ar to below (which was the error shown on the dash­board)

Deprec­ated: Assign­ing the return value of new by ref­er­ence is deprec­ated in …/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php

I was able to clear the errors by deac­tiv­at­ing all plu­gins, and re-enabling 1 at a time to lead me to the cul­prit — an update to the “WP Auto Affil­i­ate Links” plu­gin we use to insert links to amazon for some products. A bit more research and a com­par­is­on of the code between the old plu­gin and new ver­sion led me to a fix fairly swiftly — the plu­gin con­tains some code near the top which turns on PHP त्रुटियों.

Remov­ing this line (or com­ment­ing it) com­pletely resolved the prob­lem.

As a fur­ther note — these warn­ings from PHP are nor­mal for any­one run­ning word­press on an up-to-date PHP5 because word­press includes lots of leg­acy code which uses func­tions which are now deprec­ated. The reas­on they aren’t nor­mally shown is because non fatal errors are usu­ally sup­pressed. It’s high time word­press updated this leg­acy code, but that is a dis­cus­sion for anoth­er time. In the mean­time — if you start to get these errors after a plu­gin update you need to check the plu­gin code and edit out any lines that include the error_reporting() func­tion call.

In the pro­cess of resolv­ing this issue I also dis­covered some­thing else quite use­ful. When I wanted to obtain the pre­vi­ous ver­sion of the auto affil­i­ate links plu­gin I dis­covered that these are all archived on the wordpress.org down­loads page. The cur­rent ver­sion (रिट आईएनजी का समय) है 2.3.2 which can be down­loaded from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-auto-affiliate-links.2.3.2.zip. My pre­vi­ous ver­sion was 2.2.2 — so I guessed the down­load link would be http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-auto-affiliate-links.2.2.2.zip if old ver­sions were retained. Hey presto — using that address worked per­fectly, kudos to word­press for keep­ing old ver­sions.

तुम क्या सोचते हो? हमें एक टिप्पणी के नीचे छोड़! आप सदस्यता के लिए चाहते हैं, तो ऊपर दाईं ओर मेनू पर लिंक का उपयोग करें सदस्यता लें. आप नीचे दिए गए सामाजिक लिंक का उपयोग करके अपने दोस्तों के साथ इस साझा कर सकते हैं. चियर्स.

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