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May 13, 2010 at 12:07 pm #1193amin007Participant
On rare occasion we find customers who are using a very old version of PHP on their servers. This may cause the plugin to show errors.
One of the options to address this issue is to upgrade the PHP version of your server (this usually means requesting your hosting company to do this for you). You should be using a more recent version of PHP (e.g PHP5 or later) for security reasons anyway as they fix bugs as well as add more features on every new releases.
Also don’t forget that WordPress no longer supports PHP4 in WordPress v3.2 and above. So hosting providers should not really give you a server with old version of PHP!
If you can’t get your hosting company to upgrade your PHP version to a more recent release for whatever reason then contact us and we should be able to give you a workaround for the plugin.June 10, 2010 at 11:25 pm #20443datingsolutionsMember
I have the same issue. My host won’t upgrade the server PHP version so can I have a workaround for it?
DSJune 11, 2010 at 12:45 am #20444amin007Participant
If you specify the plugin that you are using then I should be able to help.May 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm #20445
Our hosting provider will not upgrade our server PHP to 5. We have just purchased WP eMember. I would very much appreciate it if you could provide a workaround for the plugin.
Many thanks in advance,
RNMay 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm #20446wzpModerator
and what version of WordPress are you trying to run? WordPress 3.2 on up requires PHP 5.May 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm #20447
Thanks so much for the response wzp. We are running version 3.1.4…May 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm #20448wzpModerator
There are a number of practical support issues to consider…
It has been over a year since WordPress 3.2 came out, and there have been many changes to the codebase that may not work, or even not be possible to redo under PHP 4. It may be possible to provide you with the last known release, that is PHP 4 compatible, if one exists; but I suspect @Admin will tell you it is “as is,” as far as features and lifecycle support goes.May 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm #20449
Understood wzp. Last known PHP4 release would still be worthwhile to have if it exists…we would like to avoid migrating servers right now (will definitely do so in future). The website that will be featuring this plugin is time imminent. Any further help/guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks again.May 26, 2012 at 2:20 am #20450adminKeymaster
Hi, All of our plugins are kept upto date to work with the latest version of WordPress. If you are not using the latest version of WordPress then the plugins won’t work.
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