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05/01/2013 at 11:18 am #258485RobertGuest
connections stopped working and is throwing the following error message:
Fatal error: ob_start() [ref.outcontrol]: Cannot use output buffering in output buffering display handlers in /www/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/connections/includes/inc.shortcodes.php on line 308
I searched the forum but couldnt find a hint – can anyone help please?
Robert05/01/2013 at 11:56 am #258492
This likely a server configuration issue or an error on another plugin. Here’s a link to a support thread on the WP support forums for another plugin. That author suggested adding an option to the .htaccess file and when that didn’t work they suggested an addition to the php.ini file. Please try those two items one at a time, testing in between.
Another question, how much memory is allocated to PHP? You can find this on the Connections : Dashboard admin page in the System widget. If it is 64MB, I recommend setting it to 128MB. Here’s a link to an excellent blog post that gives instructions to do that using several different methods.
I hope that helps. Please let me know how you make out.05/03/2013 at 1:31 pm #258767RobertGuest
I tried changing .htaccess – not working. I also talked to my hoster – unfortunately also not working – output buffering is be possible on the server, memory limit is also high (>100MB). He thought that possibly connections plugin needs PHP 5.2 and is not compatible with 5.3 (as used on this site) – could this be the case? If not, are there any other things we could try?
Thx for your help,
Robert05/03/2013 at 1:57 pm #258769
Connections works fine from PHP versions from 5.2.4 [minimum WP requirement] to 5.4.10.
The only other item to try is disabling all other plugins to see if the error persists. And if it does, load a clean install of WP up on a test site by creating a subdomain and install Connections. If the error does not persist, then the theme is somehow the cause. BTW, could I get a copy of it just to test that myself?05/10/2013 at 2:44 pm #259522RobertGuest
its working again. Guess it was a “server hiccup” :-)
Robert05/10/2013 at 3:19 pm #259526
That’s good to hear!
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