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3 years 7 months ago #163 by Laurie
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I've had a run around, wasting many hours with a simple problem.

I built a sales site using Virtuemart. It checked OK in the dev version. In the live version, one button didn't work: Remove Product from Cart.

I scoured the virtuemart extension looking for an error. The host wasn't any help when I suggested it was a hosting problem since the dev and live sites are on the same hosting company, different servers, same php version. Site also works fine on my local XAMP.

Anyway, in desparation I changed the php from 5.6.20 to 7.0. All was OK. Simple as that!

How is one to know what the problem is in such a case?
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3 years 7 months ago - 3 years 7 months ago #164 by sozzled
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Laurie wrote: The host wasn't any help when I suggested it was a hosting problem since the dev and live sites are on the same hosting company, different servers, same PHP version. Site also works fine on my local XAMPP.

You have my sympathy, but (sigh), I always run into a barrage of protestation when I suggest that XAMPP is a waste of time .

I'm glad you were able to figure it out; I would have been at a total loss.

I guess the question is knowing which versions of Joomla extensions (a) work co-operatively with PHP 7, (b) require PHP 7 as a minimum or (c) will not work at all with PHP 7. I don't think anyone knows the answer to that question. As a "for instance", Kunena [version 4] will work with PHP 7 depending on which variant people use: the Blue Eagle variant works; the Crypsis variant will not.

For the most part, deciding whether or not to use PHP 7 is something that probably only affects 1% of all website owners: the ones who can decide which version of PHP they can implement. The majority of site owners use shared hosting platforms; they get whatever version of PHP is installed on those servers.

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3 years 6 months ago #167 by Laurie
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Thanks for the response Michael!

You may be aware that I'm traveling at present so being online is spasmodic and download speed varies.

I've had an email from my client with the sales site and it sounds like all is well with the site.

This client needs a lot of help with SEO so I appreciate your other recent post. We'll look at that when I get home.

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