If your site’s theme is Options by CurtyCurt, you may want to read this post before upgrading to WordPress 4.6 or later – or PHP 5.2 or later.
Today’s episode of WPwatercooler talked about the importance of backing up your site regularly and especially immediately before upgrading plugins, themes or WordPress itself.
For users who bought the popular WordPress Options theme on Themeforest a couple of years ago, you probably already know that it is no longer being actively supported and in fact is no longer findable on Themeforest.
The good news is backup or not your broken site is easily fixable.
Here’s the advice I received from CurtyCurt:
...locate the following file via ftp and download to your desktop
Delete the first function:
And then upload/overwrite the file on your server, this will clear up that error.
This works great. If you have this issue with Options but are not sure how to implement the above fix, shoot me a comment.
Option theme breaks after upgrade to PHP
PHP 5.2 has been unsupported for some time. Many hosting companies, like BlueHost, are forcing clients to upgrade to the latest PHP release. Upgrading your PHP to the current release is a good idea for security and functional reasons but sites running the Options theme by CurtyCurt will break. White screen of death type breaking.
The problem is in the Base.php file. (../options/framework/plug-ins/portfolio/lib/wp-framework/Base.php). If you’re handy debugging php, start with Base.php.
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