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Why these errors appear in the file error_log

+1 vote
asked Mar 10 in Plugins by Ahmed S

Why these errors appear in the file error_log
My site works on version 1.8
php 7

  • PHP Deprecated:  Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; qa_googlecse has a deprecated constructor in /home/public_html/qa-plugin/google-cse/qa-google-cse.php on line 24
  • PHP Notice:  Undefined index: up in /home/public_html/qa-include/util/sort.php on line 57
Q2A version: 1.8

1 Answer

+2 votes
answered Mar 10 by pupi1985
selected Mar 10 by Ahmed S
Best answer

Regarding the deprecated constructor you can fix that by opening file qa-plugin/google-cse/qa-google-cse.php. That file has a class name on top. There will be a function (most likely on line 24) that will have the same class name. You have to change the name of the function so that it becomes __constructor (note there are 2 underscores).

For example, if the class looks like this:

class qa_googlecse {
  public qa_googlecse() {

You have to change it into

class qa_googlecse {
  public function __constructor() {

Regarding the second issue it doesn't seem to be a bug in the core. A plugin must be messing things up or you made a core hack that broke something. You could try removing the core hacks and plugins one by one and see which one is the one to blame.

commented Mar 11 by Ahmed S
Is this notification causing a problem or clicking on the server or I can ignore it
commented Mar 12 by pupi1985
The notification is the result of the problem. Without knowing the problem itself, it is impossible to know its impact
commented Mar 13 by Ahmed S
The error ends if you delete

Line 57 in  qa-include / util / sort.php

if ($ a [$ sortkey] == $ b [$ sortkey])

There is a problem deleting it
commented Mar 13 by pupi1985
That would be equivalent to fixing a flat tire by removing it :) Remove all core hacks by replacing all files from the official release. If that doesn't fix it the it is a theme or plugin. Go one by one removing it until the notice is fixed