Website is down, How to fix it?

I was updating plugins, themes etc for then this error came up:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STATIC, expecting ‘:wink:’ in /home3/paceprom/public_html/ on line 88

It would seen that the Testimonial Widget is causing the problem and my first thought is to just get rid of the widget (not being used anyway) but I cant get past the “Parse error” that I pasted above. It even shows up when trying to view the website

  • Ash
    • WordPress Hacker

    Hello @dpaceagent

    I hope you are well today and thanks for asking the question.

    Please login with ftp, browse your site and go to /wp-content/plugins/ and delete ‘testimonials-widget’ folder. Make sure you keep a backup of that folder before deleting.

    Your site should be live by then.

    Please let me know if you find this is helpful, or if you have any further questions.



  • Vaughan
    • Support/SLS MockingJay

    Hi @dpaceagent

    If you just want to get rid of testimonials widget, you can delete it from your plugins folder by navigating to wp-content/plugins using your FTP client & then deleting the testimonials-widget plugin.

    I downloaded the plugin but can’t see any parse error in the code. however I may have just got a newer version than yours as the version i just downloaded was released a few hours ago.

    You could try manually updating the plugin by downloading it directly from

    then unzipping to your desktop & upload the testimonials-widget folder to your plugins folder & overwrite existing.

    Hope this helps

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