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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 3 months ago

#25253 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class phpmailerException

Reported by: hovida Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.6
Component: Mail Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description (last modified by SergeyBiryukov)

All Plugins Disabled, all Themes disabled - Reinstalled - All the same error:


Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class phpmailerException in /homepages/23/d471228603/htdocs/wp-includes/class-phpmailer.php on line 2825

Same Problem when i use wp_mail on Cron shedules, see:

Change History (3)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

  • Component changed from Accessibility to Mail
  • Description modified (diff)
  • Summary changed from PHPMailer to Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class phpmailerException

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added; needs-patch removed

Could not reproduce the issue neither with the password reset form nor with your plugin from the forum topic, it works fine for me.

The only place in core where class-phpmailer.php is included is wp_mail(), but it first checks if $phpmailer global is defined, and it uses require_once rather than just require: tags/3.6/wp-includes/pluggable.php#L223.

I can only reproduce this fatal error if I manually include class-phpmailer.php twice outside of wp_mail().

Last edited 2 years ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

#3 @chriscct7
3 months ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing as worksforme. Feel free to reopen if you can provide steps to reproduce

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