I get a fatal error when I save a big quiz

You don’t have to know it because you are a user – not a developer – but WP Viral Quiz deals with a lot of variables when you save a big quiz.

In some cases, you web host limits the number of variables WordPress can use. But don’t worry, you can break this (stupid) limit.

1st method : update the .htaccess

  1. Open you FTP client and connect to your web host. Browse to the root directory of your wordpress blog (the one with « wp-config.php »).
  2. Edit the file called .htaccess with a text editor. If you don’t see this file, you have to display the hidden files (look at the options panel of your FTP software, it’s a regular feature).
  3. Add this 3 lines at the end of the .htaccess file and save it :

php_value max_input_vars 5000
php_value suhosin.post.max_vars 5000
php_value suhosin.request.max_vars 5000

Check immediately if your site is always working. It can show a « error 500 ». If it does,remove the 3 lines from the .htaccess and try the next method.

2nd method : the php.ini

If you can’t update this setting via your .htaccess, you can try with the php.ini file. It’s a file used to update the PHP configuration.

  1. Open you FTP client and connect to your web host. Browse to the root directory of your wordpress blog (same than method 1).
  2. Create a new file called « php.ini » on this directory.
  3. Put those 3 lines into the php.ini file and save it (not the same lines than method 1):

max_input_vars = 2000
suhosin.post.max_vars = 2000
suhosin.request.max_vars = 2000

Try to save your quiz again. If it doesn’t work, rename the « php.ini » file to « php5.ini ». If it always doesn’t work, please contact us and we will find another solution.