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How to Fix Syntax Error in WordPress

How to Fix the Syntax Error in WordPress

When code snippets are used in WordPress and something got missed unintentionally or put wrong code then the incorrect syntax will occur. The error will be presented in PHP parse error like the following 

Parse error- syntax error, unexpected $end in /public_html/site1/wp-content/themes/my-theme/functions.php on line 278

This error message refers to the error which is existing the code. This will also indicate the location of the error.

This error will be fixed after the correction of syntax. Let’s see the possible ways of fixing the error

Syntax error in WordPress

  • Use Syntax Accurately to Avoid Errors

The syntax error may cause due to very silly reasons such as by missing bracket, comma, and so on but the impact of this mistake is quite crucial.

So the user needs to paste snippet very consciously and should keep updated the plugin.

 

  • Fixing the Syntax Error Using FTP

This error is usually caused by mistakes in coding so the correction of the mistake is a must to fix it. 

Or removing the error (if it does not make any huge difference) would be also a good option. The user got tensed a single tiny mistake is enough to break the whole script even the user can not access it. 

If the user has pasted the code from the Editor section of Appearance which belongs to the WordPress dashboard then, unfortunately, the user will be locked out. Now a very common question may arise that how to edit the code?! The user can edit this by using FTP.

The user needs to install the FTP program so it could be connected to the website and the file can be edited. The error code will indicate the exact location in the file that requires editing. 

Another way is the removal of the code. After the removal or editing, the should be saved or the user can also upload it to serve. Now your WordPress website is ready to run again.

 

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