More on PHP and WordPress upgrades
After yesterday’s mistake, I had to revert the activity from PHP 5.4 back to 5.2 – it is just execution of a script, without a problem.
First thing today was re-trying the blog with PHP 5.4. Setting this is no problem, PHP_INFO.PHP works – but none of the blogs do because of deprecated and non-strict syntax – but these wouldn’t be the biggest problem since I must have got them yesterday as well. To get them out of the way anyway, I redirected this logging to a file, but that didn’t solve the problem: the last error typically is:
PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected end of file in /sysblog/000000/wp-includes/post-template.php on line 734
The code does indeed miss the training end-tag:
echo "<ul class='post-revisions'>n";
So no ?> tag on line 734 (on EndOfFile line) which is in fact simply completely valid.
Yesterday there wasn’t a problem with this, so why there is today?? This means I have to revert to 5.2….
(I now know why. I didn’t close down PHP sessions so the current version still was 5.2, but unseen)
Second, I wanted to create a new blog using WordPress 4.2.2. I updated the file containing the database credentials, started the blog which introduced the 5-minute install. No problem – except that is stalls on step 2, the page doesn’t show anything except for a white rectangle, there should be a first-level header but it seems the page isn’t complete. No error message, nothing.
So I dropped the database (the right one) and recreated it (it must exist) but now I cannot connect to the database – as shown in the WATCH output….
Even on 5.2, it is a problem. Not really strange if the mapping is false….Once that was settled, I can get it running on 5.2 to start with. But it seems it doesn’t use wp-config.php, so take a look there: matter of protection: Should be readable. Once that is settled for all files, installation fails on the glob function – which is missing in this PHP version – now I remember why I wanted this upgrade….
However, the database does exist and tables have been created; some have been filled as well.
But now this is settled, I could retry re-installing the 4.2 version using PHP 5.4. But that fails – again, where PHP_INFO just works.
Tried it with 5.3, but that fails as well, but for no apparent reason: just a 500-error….And 5.2.13 (re-installed) runs into
So I seem to be stuck with this version.
I could however try upgrading the blogs to 4.2.2 directly: Change the logical to use WP42 in stead of WP265.
But no. I need to switch to all defaults before and I forgot. So returned to the previous setting – with a typo caused NoService to appear! Even after repair, where Trips, Tracks and Travels have no problem…..
(As it turned out – after having saved last entries using mySql and save them into a file and restoring yesterday’s backup – it was just the cache of InternetExlorer that caused the problems….)
Give it another try: Update requires all specifics switched off and running the update script as administrator. Before doing anything, I backup the database, then switched to WP4.2 and ran the update script.It showed that a database update was required as well, I started it but that one – as wll – stoped on a fatal error: the glob() function being undefined.
This is still PHP 5.2.6….
Restored it all: WP version and database. Wait until I get WP up and running using PHP 5.4 (or higher: I have downloaded 5.5 as well but I think it will have the very same issues as 5.4).
Informed Mark Berryman, perhaps he has something to solve the problems….