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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#8591 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

PHP Error with WP_Error

Reported by: mattyrob Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.7
Component: HTTP API Keywords: has-patch developer-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


I'm getting a white screen on my main WordPress site when I Publish a post since starting to use 2.7.

My server error logs contain the following that matches time wise for every white screen I've seen:

PHP Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Error could not be converted to string in /home/prescrib/public_html/wp-includes/comment.php on line 1264

I have disabled all plugins and still get this error. (Strangely, this is not reproducible on my localhost dev WordPress so there may be some server settings involved too.

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8591.diff (519 bytes) - added by vladimir_kolesnikov 13 years ago.
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Change History (13)

#1 @mattyrob
13 years ago

  • Severity changed from critical to normal

And stranger still, if I amend the function that appear to be generating this error by adding a:

return false;

immediately the function is called I don't get the error in the logs but I still get a white screen!?!

#2 @vladimir_kolesnikov
13 years ago

This might happen when WP_Http_Fsockopen::chunkTransferDecode() fails to decode the response. In this case, $responsebody? becomes WP_Error, not a string:

$process['body'] = WP_Http::chunkTransferDecode($process['body']);

Need to add one extra check to discover_pingback_server_uri().

#3 @vladimir_kolesnikov
13 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

#4 @vladimir_kolesnikov
13 years ago

  • Keywords developer-feedback added

Attached a better patch that takes care of other places from which wp_remote_get()/wp_remote_post() are called.

#5 @MattyRob
13 years ago

  • Priority changed from highest omg bbq to normal
  • Summary changed from White Screen on Publish to PHP Error with WP_Error

I went back to basic and wiped my WordPress install and re-uploaded the core files fresh. This has resolved the white screen issue. Maybe the patch will fix the Error Log entry

#6 @ryan
13 years ago

  • Component changed from General to HTTP
  • Owner anonymous deleted

#7 @ryan
13 years ago

Addressed by [10282]?

#8 follow-up: @ryan
13 years ago

And [10281].

#9 in reply to: ↑ 8 @vladimir_kolesnikov
13 years ago

Replying to ryan:

And [10281].

Need to update PhpDoc for chunkTransferDecode(), say:

- * @return bool|string|WP_Error False if not chunked encoded. WP_Error on failure. Chunked decoded body on success.
+ * @return bool|string False if not chunked encoded. Chunked decoded body on success.

#10 @vladimir_kolesnikov
13 years ago

Yes, from what I can tell that seems to have fixed the problem.

#11 @jacobsantos
13 years ago

  • Milestone 2.7.1 deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Addressed upstream in #8618. PHPdoc is also fixed in that ticket for both 2.7 and trunk.

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