HackerOne users: Testing against this community violates our program's Terms of Service and will result in your bounty being denied.
Please upgrade here. These earlier versions are no longer being updated and have security issues.

Fatal error: Call to undefined method stdClass::Table()

Hi There,

I'm experiencing an issue when I attempt to set up vanilla forums with my wordpress blog.
After I go through the initial setup window I get the following:

Fatal error: Call to undefined method stdClass::Table() in /var/www/forums/applications/dashboard/settings/structure.php on line 22

I have tested out the same setup on my local instance of the site using the same php version (5.3.14) and all works fine so I'm at a bit of a loss to explain where this is tripping up


  • LincLinc Detroit Admin

    What version of Vanilla?

    Are Vanilla and WordPress in separate folders?

  • Latest version of vanilla (
    Wordpress is located in the root folder and vanilla is in its own folder (/forums/)

  • LincLinc Detroit Admin

    I'd manually verify all the files were copied properly to your server.

    It's not defining $Construct correctly, which gets defined just above it in the same file thusly:

    $Database = Gdn::Database(); $SQL = $Database->SQL(); $Construct = $Database->Structure();

    If that's failing, you're probably either missing files or it's not running the version of PHP you think it is.

  • I've just done a fresh install and checked my php version using phpinfo() (v. 5.3.8)

    Still failing with the same error

  • peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited December 2012

    Don't know if this is related. what are your settings for PDO? and SQL

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

  • Through phpinfo:

    PDO Drivers: sqlite, sqlite2, mysql
    pdo_mysql, Client API version: 5.1.41

  • LincLinc Detroit Admin

    After '$Database = Gdn::Database();' add 'var_dump($Database);' and tell us what it prints.

  • I have removed db username and password:

    object(Gdn_Database)#21 (14) { ["ClassName"]=> string(12) "Gdn_Database" ["_CurrentResultSet":"Gdn_Database":private]=> NULL ["_Connection":protected]=> NULL ["_SQL":protected]=> object(stdClass)#29 (1) { ["Database"]=> *RECURSION* } ["_Structure":protected]=> object(stdClass)#30 (1) { ["Database"]=> *RECURSION* } ["_IsPersistent":protected]=> bool(false) ["ConnectionOptions"]=> NULL ["DatabasePrefix"]=> NULL ["ExtendedProperties"]=> array(0) { } ["_InTransaction":protected]=> bool(false) ["Dsn"]=> string(49) "host=tunnel.pagodabox.com;port=3306;dbname=sadie;" ["Engine"]=> NULL ["Password"]=> string(8) "PASSWORD" ["User"]=> string(7) "USERNAME" }

    Any ideas?

  • A wild guess.

    I think this may be causing the problem


    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

  • Hmm,

    I'm using a pagodabox instance to run the forum and this is how they provide access to the db. Works fine in wordpress, I'll have to look in to an alternative option.

  • LincLinc Detroit Admin

    Coincidentally, there's only 1 Pull Request pending on the project I haven't gotten to yet and this is what it fixes:


    Try doing that change manually.

  • A little late here, @melbouy but the solution for your issue is:

    SSH/SFTP into your shared/conf/ folder on Pagodabox, and add the other stuff from the conf folder (config-defaults.php, locales.php, constants.php), don't upload a new conf.php, the install script generates that.

    You must do this both if you push up a git repo, or use the quickstart from the Pagoda control panel when creating a new app.


Sign In or Register to comment.