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by Stosh
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Unsupported strict_types in... ---AND--- Syntax error, unexpected ':' expecting ';' or '{' in ...
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Unsupported strict_types in... ---AND--- Syntax error, unexpected ':' expecting ';' or '{' in ...

Just an update. . . Oh! and a question. copying 2.1.6 over the existing files brought back the blog (one done, uploading the files to the other one now). There were some problems with PHP obsolescence warnings in the "User Self Registration" plugin making a mess of the format, but upgrading the plug...
by Stosh
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Unsupported strict_types in... ---AND--- Syntax error, unexpected ':' expecting ';' or '{' in ...
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Unsupported strict_types in... ---AND--- Syntax error, unexpected ':' expecting ';' or '{' in ...

thh,

Thank you for that. I'll see if I can get my blogs back simply by copying an older version over them. If so, there may be a path yet left to follow. :)
-djr
by Stosh
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Making Backups
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Making Backups

Hi, I used the backups facility to make a backup of the sql tables (full structure) and that seems to be fine. I tried backup to html and was not able to find where those went. They're not in the Backup folder, nor are they in the htmlarea folder. Any ideas? Also, I have two different backup require...
by Stosh
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Unsupported strict_types in... ---AND--- Syntax error, unexpected ':' expecting ';' or '{' in ...
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Unsupported strict_types in... ---AND--- Syntax error, unexpected ':' expecting ';' or '{' in ...

Onli, Thank you for your response. Well that sucks on a variety of levels. Not the least of which is that I'm getting old and thought I had checked that. Also, it would seem that every new "version" of PHP is, for all intents and purposes a different programming language. Are there earlier versions ...
by Stosh
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Unsupported strict_types in... ---AND--- Syntax error, unexpected ':' expecting ';' or '{' in ...
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Unsupported strict_types in... ---AND--- Syntax error, unexpected ':' expecting ';' or '{' in ...

Oops P.P.S. It looks like something has changed (maybe as the hosting service got the PHP downgraded from 5.6 to 5.4). Here's the new error message: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'class' (T_CLASS), expecting identifier (T_STRING) or variable (T_VARIABLE) or '{' or '$' in /home/content/17/899...
by Stosh
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Unsupported strict_types in... ---AND--- Syntax error, unexpected ':' expecting ';' or '{' in ...
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Unsupported strict_types in... ---AND--- Syntax error, unexpected ':' expecting ';' or '{' in ...

I'm trying to upgrade to the latest version so that I can upgrade my hosting to a better version (one with AWStats). I followed the instructions and chose to have you automatically deal with the list of issues. This is what I get when I go there. Warning: Unsupported declare 'strict_types' in /home/...
by Stosh
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Moving blog to new server
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: Moving blog to new server

Thanks thh. I'll try that as a last resort. Will I be able to change the root field (serendipityPath) once it has installed (assuming it installs and works)? Also, re: serendipityPath: Is there a facility in phpMyAdmin that would let me simply change the value of an existing field rather than do an ...
by Stosh
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Moving blog to new server
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: Moving blog to new server

Thank you for helping me yellowled. They do offer 7.x up to 7.3. Unfortunately, I've already moved the site, and I'm not sure how to re-establish the old site. I would guess that if I just install the newer version and point it to the old database, that it will not work. I did a "dir *404.tpl* /S" ...
by Stosh
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: Moving blog to new server
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Moving blog to new server

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ P.S. Version 1.5.5. (according to serendipity_config_local.inc.php) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hi, I let the nice man from godaddy talk me into moving my site to a new "CPanel" server. I told him I really didn't want to. That I really didn't have the time to move sites. He was persist...
by Stosh
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Feature suggestion: Internal commenting
Replies: 1
Views: 1901

Feature suggestion: Internal commenting

Hi, This is just a feature suggestion. Not something I need, but just something that would be nice to have. In my glossary ( example ) I have a set of message editing tags ([comment] blah blah blah [/comment]) that denote that anything between them is a comment, which is stored in the database, but ...
by Stosh
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Plugins
Topic: Thank you for Spamblock (bayes)
Replies: 5
Views: 4567

Re: Thank you for Spamblock (bayes)

Onli, Timbalu, Thanks. I'm still very hazy on the whole thing, but figure this will dissipate with more hands-on experience. I'll take your advice and add the bee. Timbalu, Your ordering conclusions seem well-based in reason, so that is how I will set them. Based on your reasoning, it seems like I ...
by Stosh
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Plugins
Topic: Thank you for Spamblock (bayes)
Replies: 5
Views: 4567

Thank you for Spamblock (bayes)

Hello, I recently installed the "Spamblock (Bayes)" plugin and just wanted to report here that it works great. I don't fully understand all of its options yet, but, right out of the box, it is catching most of the previous rivers of spam. I have the old spamblock, which is still installed. It doesn'...
by Stosh
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Changes to the comment form how to
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

Re: Changes to the comment form how to

That makes sense Timbalu.

Thanks for the clear explanation.

I'll give it a try (real soon now) and let you know how it went.
by Stosh
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Changes to the comment form how to
Replies: 2
Views: 2383

Changes to the comment form how to

Hi, I'd like to make changes to the comment form (just let people know which fields are required, for now). A little grepping seems to have led to commentform.tpl But, that's where it gets kinda hairy. I have competition as my template There is no commentform.tpl in templates/competition There are t...
by Stosh
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: General discussions
Topic: Captcha Killers ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2810

Captcha Killers ?

I've been getting spam comments from sites/addresses that have names like this: CaptchaSucks BypassCaptcha Bypass-Captcha Captcha-Bypass captchaboss newdecaptcher Does this mean character recognition technology has finally obsoleted the captcha? I've been collecting IP addresses and denying them in ...