Bug #6082


Sites down

Added by Matt Gold about 6 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

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Hi. Three of our journal websites are down and we can't get access to the back end through the Commons:


Actions #1

Updated by Boone Gorges about 6 years ago

I've fixed the problem. Following up in a moment.

Actions #2

Updated by Matt Gold about 6 years ago

Huge thanks for attending to this so quickly

Actions #3

Updated by Boone Gorges about 6 years ago

  • Category name set to WordPress Themes
  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • Target version set to 1.9.29

The issue was that the three themes in question defined the function `the_post_thumbnail_caption()`, which was introduced into WordPress in version 4.6.

Two notes for the theme author, to ensure that this doesn't happen again:

- Be sure that all custom functions are prefixed. Eg: `arabstages_the_post_thumbnail_caption()`
- Test your theme against the latest version of WordPress when it's announced that the Commons will update. See for more details about update schedules.

These three themes have been fixed in I searched the codebase and no other themes are affected by this specific issue.

Actions #4

Updated by Matt Gold about 6 years ago

Hi Alex,

I've added you as a watcher -- these are themes you're working on, right? If so, can you please let the theme developer know?

Actions #5

Updated by Alex Hills about 6 years ago

Yes, these are themes that I've been managing though didn't initially develop them--I think that Kimon created child themes based on another theme that had this function.

Thank to you both for working on this!


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