Popularity Contest Plugin From Alex King Triggers Fatal Error

My blog uses a couple of plug-ins and one of them is Popularity Contest by Alex King. This allows me to display which are my more popular posts (it’s in the sidebar to the right). However, I recently upgraded my WordPress installation, and when I tried to re-activate the Popularity Contest plugin, I was faced with an error message that shows: “Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.”

Turns out that there’s a problem (even with the updated version of the plugin). You’ll need to go to your plugins folder, and look for the Popularity Contest plugin folder. Once inside you should see 3 files. Open popularity-contest.php and scroll down to line 59. Replace require(‘../../wp-blog-header.php’); with require(‘../wp-blog-header.php’); and reactivate your plugin. All should work fine 🙂

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Alvin Poh lives in Singapore, and is interested in marketing, techy stuff, and likes to just figure out how the two can work with each other. He can also be found on Google+.

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