Making Classes PHP 7 Compatible

If your host runs PHP 7 you might end up with one of these errors

PHP Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP;

Here is the fix.

  • Find the class that triggered the error.
  • Search within the class for a function which has the same name as the class. This is the constructor function.
  • Change the name of this function to __construct()

In WordPress you might see this notice

Notice: The called constructor method for WP_Widget is deprecated since version 4.3.0! Use __construct()

  • Find the class that is triggering this notice.
  • Replace $this->WP_Widget with __construct()
Hello, I am Arun Basil Lal. Thank you for reading!

I am a WordPress product developer and creator of Image Attributes Pro. I am passionate about solving problems and travelling the world.

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