I have just moved a WordPress instance from a standard cPanel installation, into a custom OpenBSD host. Everything ran smoothly from a data point of view but when I went to test the installation I got a 500 error. Turning on php error logging gave me the information I needed to start debugging the issue.
The error that appeared was:
syntax error unexpected end of file html5-swiffy-insert.php on line 82
This is related to the SWF to html5 converter plugin for WordPress (html5-swiffy-insert). While nothing looked out of the ordinary in the html-swiffy-insert.php file, I decided to delete the plugin and re-install. I got the same issue when I tried to enable it.
Scanning through the file, I thought there might be an issue with explicit checking of the <?php and ?>. There was and it wasn’t being picked up on the other cPanel hosting. On line 48 there was:
and it really should have:
Save the file and you can then enable the plugin.