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December 25, 2015 at 6:29 pm #144010
I have attempted to start using the latest version of WP (4.4) when I create a new site by downloading WP4.4, unzipping it, and putting it in the blueprints folder. It shows up as an option when I try to create a new site, but once I try to run the install I get the following error:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘}’ in /Users/jeff/Sites/jdog.dev/wp-admin/install.php on line 171
I have not touched any of the files and downloaded it directly from WordPress.org, so I do not know how there could possibly be any kind of parse error that needs to be fixed.
December 26, 2015 at 7:40 am #144262
Thank you for writing us. I’m sorry to hear this. This was an issue that was addressed in 3.8.1. I see you selected that you are running 3.8.1 could you confirm this.
December 26, 2015 at 10:08 am #144306
It looks like I’m running the older version (3.8.0). I would like t update but there is not option to update from within the program. When I try to download it directly from the website the download says Failed – Network error.
February 3, 2016 at 2:15 pm #173445
Hi Jeff! Are you still having trouble? We’re closing our support forums so I wanted to make sure you have our contact info. Here’s our canned response for all open tickets right now. Thanks _Sarah
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January 2, 2016 at 9:07 am #148907
Happy new year!
I had the same problem and updating DesktopServer fixed it. On PC though!!
@Jeff: Can’t help you on the download problem. But I just downloaded and updated and everything worked fine. Remember to follow this before you update: http://docs.serverpress.com/article/151-how-to-backup
@Gregg: I am pitching in here because I would like to know how you fixed the issue. I noticed that after updating DesktopServer to 3.8.1 there is a “wordpress-4.4.0.zip” in the blueprints folder. Did you patch WordPress and should we use your archive for new installs? Or is it fixed within DesktopServer and we can use the WordPress downloaded from WordPress?
February 3, 2016 at 2:17 pm #173446
Hi There! We’re closing the support forums but I wanted to make sure you had our contact info. If you need more information about the solution for the problem in this thread please shoot us an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference this support thread: https://serverpress.com/forums/topic/unable-to-run-wordpress-4-4/#post-144010
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