Fatal Error when I try to network activate

I get a fatal error every time I try to network activate the Cloner plugin. Parse error: systems error, unexpected T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM.

Any ideas?

  • Michelle Shull
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice

    Hi there, Josh!

    This link explains the error, and it makes me laugh: http://phpsadness.com/sad/1

    It means there's an unexpected :: in the code. Is there more to the error message, by chance? Cloner activates and deactivates okay for me, so that leads me to think it might be a third party interfering here.

    Have you done any conflict troubleshooting?

    Any additional clues could help track this down. Thanks!

  • Josh
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    That's what I get. I will check out the link and do some more troubleshooting. Thanks!

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM in /home3/minatio1/public_html/wp-content/plugins/cloner/copier/copier.php on line 506

  • Josh
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus


    Now I'm second guessing what I did the other day to fix it. I have the same line 506 on my install...Whatever I did, there was a '::' where there should have been a '='. I wish I remembered more, but it is working for me now.

  • Josh
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Not so much a plea for help, but is there a known problem with Cloner? My site just gave the White Screen of Death. I was troubleshooting with my host, and once I deactivated Cloner, all was well. I love the PU, but it has given me several panic attacks just this week. I'm admittedly not smart enough to tell you what exactly it is doing, but I just know it gives 500 Internal Server Errors or the WSOD. No matter, I uninstalled it, and will use it again when I need to clone some sites. Once I know the fix, it's totally worth it. Just wanted to mention that something isn't working right. Could be my theme too...

  • Ignacio
    • HummingBird

    Hi Josh, This error is usually because you have an older PHP version. But as @aristath said the 506 line is a simple line. Have you got the latest version of Cloner (1.4.1)? I added older PHP versions integration in the last one.

    Another solution would be to update PHP.


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