How to fix Parse Error with a blog hosted by WordPress.com

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  • #1430988

    fox132
    Member

    Hi team,

    I’ve tried to edit the PHP file of a plugin (Instapress) and make it wrongly. Now the page doesn’t show up and say “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘<‘, expecting T_FUNCTION in /home/waterpol/public_html/wp-content/plugins/instapress/widget.php on line 317”.

    Can you please go to the file and delete the line saying “<div style=”clear:both;”></div>

    ” for me? Or just please help me delete Instapress plugin.

    Many thanks,

    The blog I need help is http://www.waterpolobythesea.com

    The blog I need help with is www.waterpolobythesea.com.

    #1431013

    timethief
    Member

    You are posting to the wrong support forum. That is not a free hosted WordPress.com blog. Note that we do not provide support here at WordPress.COM for any installs of WordPress.ORG software. We provide support only for free hosted WordPress.COM blogs being hosted right here on this multiuser blogging platform.

    WordPress.com and WordPress.org have different log-ins and run different versions of themes with same names. If you don’t have a username account at WordPress.ORG click http://wordpress.org/support/ and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post to the support forums there and receive advice from WordPress.ORG bloggers.

    #1431015

    fox132
    Member

    No, this is a blog hosted by wordpress.com. We go premium and can edit the php files.

    What I did is Go to Plugin > Edit and they show me all plugin php files to edit.

    #1431017

    auxclass
    Member

    You can’t edit the php files on any WordPress.COM hosted blog no matter what upgrade you have.

    Even the VIP upgrade that starts at $ 30,000 / year will not let you edit a Plugin

    #1431018

    auxclass
    Member

    You are hosted on

    Name Server: NS2.SYRAHOST.COM

    #1431019

    fox132
    Member

    can you please recheck it? My client said he just created a blog at WordPress.com.

    #1431020

    timethief
    Member

    We have checked. Th blog is not a free hosted WordPress.com blog. If you are being paid to assist this client surely you can determine who the web host he or she pays is.

    #1431021

    auxclass
    Member

    I hope you are not charging for your “work”

    http://www.waterpolobythesea.com/ – is not hosted here –

    #1431023

    auxclass
    Member

    PS – disconnecting a bad plugin is WordPress 99 – basic and takes all of one minute or two minutes if one is slow – your clients site has been down for probably over an hour – your are compensating them for lost traffic?

    #1431024

    fox132
    Member

    So now, it is pretty sure that this is a self-hosted one, not a free blog hosted by WordPress.com. Is it right?

    #1431025

    timethief
    Member

    I was positive that this is not a free hosted WordPress.com blog when I first posted. My advice is to go to your client and discover who they pay to host their blog.

    #1431026

    auxclass
    Member

    As I noted above http://www.waterpolobythesea.com/ is not hosted here – it also has a parse error

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘<‘, expecting T_FUNCTION in /home/waterpol/public_html/wp-content/plugins/instapress/widget.php on line 317

    that you reference in your first post – so you are way in the wrong forum and the client’s site is still down – go over to WordPress.ORG as we have told you many times – the turn off the Plug-in is literally a two minute fix

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