How to install ADK portal on XAMPP without fetal error on line 1044.Fatal error: Call-time pass-by-reference has been removed in C:\xampp\htdocs\smf\Packages\temp\install\db_install_adkportal.php on line 1044
The above error is what you get when you try installing your ADK portal on XAMPP, initially everything looks ok, as your smf will list all the files to which the changes will be made in, and once you click on install, you get the error.
Well the reason for this error is because your xampp runs a php of 5.4 or even higher, with the following steps bellow, you should be able to fix the problem and have your adk portal install sucessfully.
1. unzip the zip the adk portal file,
2.Open the install folder
3.Locate and open db_install_adkporta.php,
It is in this file that you will edit some few codes to get it working.
4. Edit db_install_adkporta.php, using notepad++ or any other editor, search for this code
Then replace the above code with this one
5. Save the file,
After that zip the whole adk portal file again, and upload through your package manager to your server and
You will notice the installation will be smooth without any error again.
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