Need help with restoring websites after fatal error

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Hello,
I upgraded my hosting from reseller hosting to VPS. Three of the websites I host suddenly started showing fatal errors.
The first website: Fatal error: Call-time pass-by-reference has been removed in /home/jokems/public_html/wp-content/themes/frugal_35/lib/functions/frugal_crumbs.php on line 9.

The second website: Fatal error: Call-time pass-by-reference has been removed in /home/gabycord/public_html/wp-content/plugins/easywpseo/onpageseo.php on line 91.

The third website:
Fatal error: Call-time pass-by-reference has been removed in /home/supreme/public_html/wp-content/plugins/easywpseo/onpageseo.php on line 91.

How will I handle these errors to restore my websites? My host says it's beyond their support. Thanks in advance.
#error #fatal #restoring #websites
  • Profile picture of the author Fenshon
    Any pointers to where to start? I'll be grateful
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnyData
    This is most likely due to your past host using an older version of PHP and the new host (VPN) using a newer version which may have some things depreciated and therefore causing errors. PM me if you'd like some 1 on 1 assistance.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by JohnyData View Post

      This is most likely due to your past host using an older version of PHP and the new host (VPN) using a newer version which may have some things depreciated and therefore causing errors.
      This is exactly what the problem is. You'd ideally want to get everything updated so that you're not using deprecated functions on older PHP versions that could potentially have security issues.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fenshon
    PM sent. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fenshon
    Thank you Kingfish85. I appreciate your contributions. Do I use FTP to update the websites by uploading newer versions of WordPress? I use the same host for both reseller and VPN, I just upgraded.
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    • Profile picture of the author rhinocl
      You can use automatic updates for WordPress. If you want to be able to revert, download a backup of your database before updates (which you should do in any case) and copy your core WP files over to a backup directory (I would password protect it). Copying these files is optional as you can get old versions from wordpress.org
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  • Profile picture of the author mbwani
    U need to update everything using FTP . these errors often occur due to updating error or conflicts in old and new versions
    Just try to update theme in first website and se if site stops showing error.
    in 2nd and 3rd website try only updating easywpseo plugin and replace all its contents with the new one via ftp.
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