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Fatal error: Call-time pass-by-reference has been removed

Category: Wordpress

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2014-07-02 6:34 pm EST

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I just tried to log into the admin panel of my site but when I go to I get the following error message:

Fatal error: Call-time pass-by-reference has been removed in /home/userna5/public_html/ on line 18

can't acces my site or my WP admin i have no clue what to do!

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2014-07-02 6:44 pm EST
Hello, and sorry for the issues!

Your server's default PHP version was recently upgraded to <strong>PHP 5.4</strong> to enforce better security across the server.

Somethings have been <a href="" target="_blank">deprecated</a> in this newer version, and it looks like one of your theme's files was trying to use such a feature.

I've gone ahead and resolved this for your by setting your account back to <strong>PHP 5.3</strong> as the default. In the future if you run into similar problems you can always <a href="" target="_blank">change the PHP version in cPanel</a> or even <a href="" target="_blank">run multiple versions of PHP</a> on your account in the event that some of your directories require a specific version of PHP to function properly.

Please let us know if you're still having any issues at all.

- Jacob

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