Parse Error Mystery!

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    All of the sudden, I am seeing a “Parse Error” on my portfolio. I can’t seem to get rid of it. Anyone have an idea on how to get rid of this? I would really appreciate it.

    The message reads “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/merbal/ on line 36”

    I am currently using the Pilcrow theme by Automattic – and I would really like to keep this if possible. Thanks in advance for any help you are willing to give me!

    The blog I need help with is



    The blog you specified at does not appear to be hosted at

    This support forum is for blogs hosted at If your question is about a self-hosted WordPress blog then you’ll find help at the forums.

    If you don’t understand the difference between and, you may find this information helpful.

    If you forgot to include a link to your blog, you can reply and include it below. It’ll help people to answer your question.

    This is an automated message.


    It is a site hosted through word press, but with a custom url.


    Member is not hosted at and you need to be over at wordpress.ORG for assistance. is hosted at but that’s not the blog you’re using.



    Not according to this…

    Or are you talking about a different blog?


    I use for both of these. However, after purchasing my domain – I am only using

    Regardless – can anyone help me remove this message? I don’t know what has happened and why I can’t get it to disappear off of my webpage. Everything was working fine this morning.



    I can assure you that is NOT a blog. Otherwise, I’d see a grey admin bar when navigating through it right now. (Among other things).

    That message is probably caused by some error with your PHP code, but since we cannot handle PHP code ourselves at, we are not in a position to help. So please understand that you REALLY need to go to the correct forums at for assistance.

    P.S. If you haven’t already done so, please familiarize yourself with the major differences between (where you are posting) and (the makers of the software you are using).


    When I go to login at it redirects me to


    I’ve tried to login to and it tells me I don’t exist as a member. So I am pretty sure that I am working with It’s the only site of the two that will let me log in and access my portfolio.


    Member only supplies software. It’s not a web host.

    You need to contact your web host for your blog. We cannot help you here, as that is not a site.



    To use the forum, you need to create a username first. Whatever username you have at or with your hosting provider will not work. Thank you and good luck.


    But I use! I promise. That’s how I’ve been running my site. Everything is through



    But it is not hosted here, I assure you. You are using WordPress 3.2.1, which is not available here.

    We cannot answer you here. At the forums you may be able to find a way to fix that error; we can’t help you because it doesn’t occur here.


    This site, , in the source code has the following:

    <meta name="generator" content="WordPress 3.2.1" />

    If the site was hosted here at, it would say this in the source code:

    <meta name="generator" content="" />

    A “whois” lookup reveals that is hosted at dreamhost, which makes it a self-hosted wordpress installation.

    You need to create a username and get a password over at http://wordpress.ORG/support/ as that is where the self-hosted version of wordpress is supported. They can help you there because they are familiar with the software you are using. We here at wordpress.COM, are not.

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