Custom Admin Text issue, possibly due to PHP 5.5

I recently upgrade to PHP 5.5 and started have getting 502 errors on my server, which I've never had before. I turned on logging in an attempt to identify the issue. After a week of testing every time the 502 error occurred I noticed the same below log entries:

[26-May-2015 23:10:28 UTC] PHP Strict Standards:  Redefining already defined constructor for class Site_Wide_Text_Change in /nas/wp/www/server/wp-content/plugins/site-wide-text-change/site-wide-text-change.php on line 71
[26-May-2015 23:10:28 UTC] PHP Deprecated:  Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /nas/wp/www/server/wp-content/plugins/site-wide-text-change/site-wide-text-change.php on line 476

Any chance of getting these issues resolved in a plugin update?


  • Vinod Dalvi

    Hi Gabe,

    I hope you are well today and thanks for posting on the forum.

    You can resolve the shared warning/messages by editing the following Custom Admin Text plugin file as described below.

    Custom Admin Text plugin file:

    In the above file moved the PHP 4 constructor from line number 61 below the PHP 5 constructor as displayed below.

     * PHP 5 constructor
    function __construct() {
    	add_action('admin_init', array(&$this, 'add_admin_header_sitewide'));
    	add_action( 'admin_menu', array( &$this, 'admin_page' ) );
    	add_action( 'network_admin_menu', array( &$this, 'network_admin_page' ) );
    	add_filter('gettext', array(&$this, 'replace_text'), 10, 3);
    	add_action( 'plugins_loaded', array(&$this, 'load_textdomain'));
    	if( defined('SWTC-BELTANDBRACES') ) {
    		add_action('init', array(&$this, 'start_cache'), 1);
    		add_action('admin_print_footer_scripts', array(&$this, 'end_cache'), 999);
     * PHP 4 constructor
    function Site_Wide_Text_Change() {

    Then in the same file on line number 476 change the code as displayed below.

    Before Editing:

    $swtc =& new Site_Wide_Text_Change();

    After Editing:

    $swtc = new Site_Wide_Text_Change();

    Alternatively you can directly use the attached modified file site-wide-text-change.php and replace it with your Custom Admin Text plugin file.

    I have notified this to the plugin developer and this fixes will be implemented in the future version of plugin.

    Best Regards,
    Vinod Dalvi

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