January 7th, 2014 at 00:16 #15548
I found it a bit odd, so I will raise it here and see if anyone encounters such an error before.
We are using the theme for quite some time, but we moved to a new server with godaddy, and we keep receiving ever now and then an error.
Fatal error: Cannot call overloaded function for non-object in /home/***/public_html/***/wp-includes/user.php on line 217
Now, after we change the theme back to default if seems like everything goes back to normal, can anyone help me with that? Did you also encounter this error and do you know what causing it?
thanks in advanceJanuary 10th, 2014 at 12:39 #15711
Since the issue appears in /wp-includes/user.php it’s user functionality related (and definitely not theme related). Since it’s also intermittent it may be about a user-related plugin you may have installed, but the “internets” seem to agree it’s mostly caused by server overload.February 28th, 2014 at 02:29 #24142
This is either related or a coincidence, I too had this issue on the one and only Godaddy site I manage.
Somehow (maybe my fault) when I installed wp it assigned my username as “admin” .. I’ve done hundreds of installs and always use the same username, never admin, but perhaps I forgot this time and it defaulted..
Anyway, I changed my username with a plugin. Then when I would log in, I’d get a broken page (no css) but If I clicked a link it was the site as usual.
This is exactly when I started getting the same error you describe.
And wp-includes/user.php on line 217 is something like get_current_user.
So I switched my user name back to admin yesterday and haven’t seen the error again, even after extensive work on the site.April 16th, 2014 at 14:32 #24848
Hi guys i’m having a similar problem i’m using the wordpress multisite feature and when I added this new plugin there was this home/content/p3nexnas03/89/2066089/html/wp-includes/capabilities.php on line 1511 error and i can’t for the life of me figure out why the only changes i’ve made are custom changes using front end form to change use-nicknames and allApril 27th, 2014 at 08:18 #25026
Guys, we had similar problem when we write our firewall plugin for wordpress, and find that this is related to the APC module for Apache, to resolve it, simply edit your php.ini to uncomment the apc module so it reads from
This will resolve the problem.July 9th, 2014 at 18:54 #26062
Thanks Helix. I saw the same answer to this issue on another website.
I got a similar error
Fatal error: Cannot call overloaded function for non-object in /home/ntta/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp.php on line 529
Where would I find the php.ini file?
Thanks.July 25th, 2014 at 16:26 #26304
In Godaddy’s cPanel you can create a new file in the public_html folder and save the file as php.ini
Then right click on that file php.ini click edit (once) then click edit again (second screen)
Or you can create the file in a text editor (Notepad) upload to public_html using FileZillaNovember 3rd, 2014 at 04:20 #28071
I tried this solution and it didn’t work. However I remember reading somewhere about changing the PHP version in Cpanel. I switch it from native 5.4 to 5.5 and it fixed it. But 5.5 is weird and I don’t know which boxes I need checked to make everything function like 5.4 soooo…. Idk if I’m going to leave it on or just use this as a solution to reset the overload.
If anyone figures it out lemme know!November 25th, 2014 at 10:00 #28382
After reading a bit and researching, it does seem that the problem is with Godaddy and their configuration with Apache. I have no clue what it is but I have installed lots of WordPress sites with no problems on other hosts. One thing I want to point out that maybe this is why some of us are getting this error, is that I didn’t install WordPress from scratch, or from the wizard. I did it from the duplicator plugin, which I think is great. Anyways, I fixed it using James solution, creating a php.ini file on the root and commenting that apache module.January 21st, 2015 at 01:48 #29205
I used James’ solution on a site I manage thats on Go Daddy C-Panel/Word Press and it worked. Thanks James for posting, really appreciate the advice.March 1st, 2015 at 19:52 #30727
I agree with Zed. I am also using GoDaddy Shared Hosting for my wordpress website. However, I have noticed that I only get this error occasionally, due to heavy load on website. The error appears when there are more visitors on website than normal. Then, it goes away automatically.May 26th, 2015 at 03:13 #31949
i have been facing this problem only from Godaddy Hosting i never had such a issue with any other hosting companies, Guys dont ever go for hosting with Godaddy.com
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