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Studiopress Agent Theme Metro Theme WordPress Upgrade Problem

Apr 18

I typically would not even think about posting something technical here but this php blunder by Studiopress use of a plugin has blown the doors wide open for so many people who do not understand coding or even the inner workings of WordPress. Studiopress Agent theme error and Metro theme are known to be affected but any theme using this plugin will fail and produce this error if not corrected.

agent-theme-php-problemHere is the deal: If you have found this post, you most likely got an error on your site after you upgraded your wordpress install to 2.9.xx which means anything above 2.9. Error has “Warning: implode() [function.implode]”

The fix is simple for those who hijacked the Studiopress theme since these people would have to modify the header and footers. Who cares what I think, right? Here is the solution:

Find this in your post_templates.php file that you can either access via FTP or using the Editor function in your Appearance tab from the admin interface of WP. You can still use your admin interface, just scroll down to the bottom to find the work windows. Search in the file for $template_data = implode( '', file( WP_CONTENT_DIR.$template )); then replace it with this $template_data = implode( '', file( $template )); This solution works, so please do not write me that it did not. Check everything before you write me. If you are using Safari or Chrome make sure you delete your cache if after applying the fix you still do not see the correction.

post_templates_php_problemA simple solution to what appears to be a huge problem. Studiopress has purposefully hidden the solution to this problem because they only want paying members to know the solution. What Studiopress fails to understand is, they would never have gotten as big as they have IF nobody hijacked the themes. Allowing others to use the themes and try their functionality allows people to make reviews of the themes function and performance. Also, having so many hijacked themes out there increases Studiopress google rankings. So for all of those theme designers, be grateful that their are unethical people on the internet that will hijack and use your themes without paying for them.

I have avoided this whole issue by using the theme you see here, which was FREE and very basic. None of the “Genesis” Studiopress framework garbage. K.I.S.S.

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6 Responses

  1. THANK YOU so much for this! I’m trying to use the Metro theme for my church’s website, and I could not for the life of me figure out how to make this error go away.

    I appreciate it!

  2. 2

    Your welcome Stephanie,

    If I only helped one person it was completely worth my time to write the post. I am happy I was able to help, you made my day.



  3. 3

    Thanks- one line fixed a huge problem for me.

  4. 4

    Thank you Bronwyn, I am glad to have been a resource for you. While my objective for this site is Costa Rica surfing, real world solutions always helps other people so occasionally I will deviate from its subject and post solutions.

    Take care

  5. 5

    Thanks so much for this post. I paid for my studio press theme but could not find the fix anywhere in there forum. This worked perfectly!

  6. 6

    Glad to hear this helped you. We get many emails from our contact form too telling how this has helped. Strange how a business like Genesis Framework misses out on this simple solution to so many paid customers.

    good luck!

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