PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘::’ (T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM)


When using theme in WordPress, getting an error like the following:

[05-Dec-2021 21:11:48 UTC] PHP Parse error:  syntax error, unexpected '::' (T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM) in /home/***/public_html/wp-content/themes/stockholm/framework/admin/options/elements/map.php on line 71


In Hebrew ‘PAAMAYIM NEKUDOTAYIM’ means double colons. PHP has stopped using a double colon to refer to object elements. These need to use the ‘->’ arrow instead of the ‘::’ double colon. In our case, the issue was with the following:

$icons_instance = stockholm_qode_icon_collections()::getInstance();

This should have been

$icons_instance = stockholm_qode_icon_collections()->getInstance();

Hope this helps.

A new WordPress Firewall Plugin

I had written a blog post regarding “How to protect your wordpress blog from web injection” before. I had mentioned a firewall plugin called “WordPress Firewall” which used to be very helpful at the time I had written the blog. But it seems the updated version of WordPress Firewall 1 & 2 both were not updated for pretty long time. It is now better to switch to something else. Upon my research of the current plugin market, I find the following WordPress Firewall plugin very useful “All in one WordPress Security & Firewall“.

So, take sometime to go on a maintenance for your wordpress blog and install the latest option to secure your blog.

wp-supercache plugin for MH servers

I had written about using a cache plugin with all the wordpress blogs in order to reduce the CPU usage before. Although, some of our clients were complaining about issues with the most popular “wp-supercache” plugin with couple of our servers. We use some custom security protection which might block couple of wp-supercache commands. I here therefore, uploaded a workable version of  latest wp-supercache that works perfectly with our servers. You can download the latest version of wp-supercache compatible with our servers here:

Wp-supercache is a property of its original author. More details about this plugin is available here:

How to protect your WordPress blog from web injection

I have been thinking to write this post for long time, although, couldn’t get time to write details about this major security issue. From my experience, I have seen a big percentage of users are using WordPress and a certain percentage always face some sort of Web Injections (Iframe for example) with any shared hosting provider. This post would go into deep to study why these web injections are occurring and how can you protect your wordpress blog from these sort of issues.

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