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Error in whitelist-html.php causes 3.9 version to crash #1206
The problem (severity: Urgent)
Latest version is seeing an error like the following:
The fatal error is causing the entire wordpress installation to crash as reported numerous times here: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/backupwordpress/
If you can FTP or SSH to your website, rename the
Or WordPress since version 5.2 should send you a email with a login token to your site administrator email address that will let you login in recovery mode and possibly disable the plugin (I haven't been able to test this method personally)
You can also download the previous version straight from wordpress.org: https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/backupwordpress.3.8.zip
You can also follow the instructions here for another alternative way to fix the plugin by merging it with an older version https://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-i-fixed-3-9-crash/
Potential long term fixes
Looks looks like the last release didn't bring in the whitelist-html git submodule because https://github.com/xibodevelopment/whitelist-html.git doesn't exist.
Correct repository looks like it should be https://github.com/humanmade/whitelist-html
It would be great to set up the
-- Updated because this page is seeing being linked a lot from the official WordPress.org support forum.
I'm baffled as to how it's gone 15 hours without being resolved. Was the release done in a rush before heading home for the day or something?
I'm keen to know what will be done in regards to plugin maintenance, this broken update was the first in 7 months and it was literally to just remove the XIBO support email from the plugin, instead linking to the WordPress support forums that have not had a XIBO reply for 6 months.
Is XIBO now defunct? Will maintenance be handed over to someone else?
I have updated Master and tagged a release:
It has been updated to WP.Org and have tested it locally on WP 5.1.
let me know how that goes.