HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error) and Website is down

One of my websites just died, with this error:

HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error)

A quick check of the error log, and I saw this:

 

[02-Jul-2013 10:24:48] PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare _recaptcha_qsencode() (previously declared in /homewp-content/plugins/another-wordpress-classifieds-plugin/vendors/recaptcha/recaptchalib.php:47) in /homewp-content/plugins/tantan-spam/plugin.php on line 527
[02-Jul-2013 10:25:38] PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare _recaptcha_qsencode() (previously declared in /homewp-content/plugins/another-wordpress-classifieds-plugin/vendors/recaptcha/recaptchalib.php:47) in /homewp-content/plugins/tantan-spam/plugin.php on line 527
[02-Jul-2013 10:40:00] PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare _recaptcha_qsencode() (previously declared in /homewp-content/plugins/another-wordpress-classifieds-plugin/vendors/recaptcha/recaptchalib.php:47) in /homewp-content/plugins/tantan-spam/plugin.php on line 527
[02-Jul-2013 10:40:12] PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare _recaptcha_qsencode() (previously declared in /homewp-content/plugins/another-wordpress-classifieds-plugin/vendors/recaptcha/recaptchalib.php:47) in /homewp-content/plugins/tantan-spam/plugin.php on line 527
[02-Jul-2013 10:40:19] PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare _recaptcha_qsencode() (previously declared in /homewp-content/plugins/another-wordpress-classifieds-plugin/vendors/recaptcha/recaptchalib.php:47) in /homewp-content/plugins/tantan-spam/plugin.php on line 527
[02-Jul-2013 10:40:27] PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare _recaptcha_qsencode() (previously declared in /homewp-content/plugins/another-wordpress-classifieds-plugin/vendors/recaptcha/recaptchalib.php:47) in /homewp-content/plugins/tantan-spam/plugin.php on line 527
[02-Jul-2013 10:41:20] PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare _recaptcha_qsencode() (previously declared in /homewp-content/plugins/another-wordpress-classifieds-plugin/vendors/recaptcha/recaptchalib.php:47) in /homewp-content/plugins/tantan-spam/plugin.php on line 527
[02-Jul-2013 10:44:58] PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare _recaptcha_qsencode() (previously declared in /homewp-content/plugins/another-wordpress-classifieds-plugin/vendors/recaptcha/recaptchalib.php:47) in /homewp-content/plugins/tantan-spam/plugin.php on line 527

I immediately disabled the Another WordPress Classifieds Plugin, and that fixed the problem.

But it seems that the error may even be in the tantan-spam plugin, or maybe it is something to do with recaptcha ?

I will check it further later, but for now will go without the Classified plugin. It wasn’t being used by anyone anyway.

 

I have just deactivated the TanTanNoodles Simple Spam Filter, as the website for that one says:

This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress. Last Updated: 2008-10-22

I will reactivate the “Another WordPress Classifieds Plugin” and see if it is actually OK.

Everything seems OK now.  It seems that it was  TanTan that messed it up with AWPC.

Another Spam filter has also now been installed 😉

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