Continuing the battle with phpGedView

I still haven’t got to the bottom of the problem with the statistics module on phpGedView, so have settled with turning the earliest/latest birth/death year off. I have got a theme that I’m quite happy with, it uses the same header from my blogs and a similar colour scheme.

I have found another thing that doesn’t work for me with the latest phpGedView, RSS feeds. When you try to look at the RSS feed, you get the following message on screen:

Fatal error: Cannot instantiate non-existent class: stats in /path to phpgedview on your host/phpGedView/includes/functions_rss.php on line 166

I have searched the forums and again found nothing. I googled it, and like the last problem with the statistics module errors, the only hits were sites with the same problem. Like the last problem, I’ve concluded I don’t need this functionality, so have turned off RSS feeds; problem not solved, but avoided.

Looking at the Place Hierachy list that the software provides, has allowed me to sort out my assortment of locations. For example, sometimes I had put the location of Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England as Moreton, Morton in marsh, Morten-In-Marsh, Glos etc. It took a while to go through and correct them, but it was worthwhile.

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4 Responses to Continuing the battle with phpGedView

  1. I solved this problem by addind:


    at the beginning of the file: includes/functions_rss.php

    Hope it’ll work for you too !

  2. Ian says:

    Thanks for the suggestion Giuseppe.

    I’ve just tried it, but unfortunately get a different error now:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare format_list_person() (previously declared in /path to phpgedview on your host/phpgedview/includes/functions_print_lists.php:49) in /path to phpgedview on your host/phpgedview/includes/functions_print_lists.php on line 49

    Thanks anyway,


  3. Doug Laidlaw says:

    Glad to see that you can’t get the RSS support to work either. They said that it was fixed.


  4. Ian says:

    Hi Doug,
    It is a bit frustrating, but I’ve concluded I don’t really need it anyway. Maybe it will be fixed in a later release.

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