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Transactions tab gives error

Posted: January 4, 2022 at 2:56 am


January 4, 2022 at 2:56 am


I use WP 5.8.2, theme Twenty Twenty-One and EE 4.10.23.p, all non EE plugins de-activated.

The following WP-error comes up when I choose the tab Transactions in the EE menu:

Fatal error: Uncaught ValueError: Unknown format specifier "S" in /home/deb138711/domains/ Stack trace: #0 /home/deb138711/domains/ printf() #1 /home/deb138711/domains/ include('/home/deb138711...') #2 /home/deb138711/domains/ EEH_Template::display_template() #3 /home/deb138711/domains/ EE_Admin_Page->_add_help_tabs() #4 /home/deb138711/domains/ EE_Admin_Page->_load_page_dependencies() #5 /home/deb138711/domains/ EE_Admin_Page->load_page_dependencies() #6 /home/deb138711/domains/ WP_Hook->apply_filters() #7 /home/deb138711/domains/ WP_Hook->do_action() #8 /home/deb138711/domains/ do_action() #9 {main} thrown in /home/deb138711/domains/ on line 106

What could be the problem?

Brent Christensen

  • Support Staff

January 4, 2022 at 5:26 pm

looks like some placeholders got changed from %1$S to %1$s, likely got converted by the coding program trying to be clever and capitalize things for us.

I’ve pushed a change for the issue:

and I can let you know when this gets merged and released


January 5, 2022 at 4:25 am

Yeah, that would be nice, thank you.

Editing the didn’t work for this issue. But I guess that is logical since I have this problem too when site language is English (United States).


  • Support Staff

January 5, 2022 at 5:02 am

Hi there,

Just to note, to be getting that error you must be using PHP8, right?

If so, I recommend switching down to PHP7.4 currently as not everything within EE4 is PHP8 compatible (we are working on it but waiting on WP5.9 to fix unit tests, see HERE).

We’ll get this fixed up in the above pull request either way but I still recommend switching down to PHP7, for example, the DOMPDF library we use for generating PDF’s won’t work with PHP8 currently.


January 5, 2022 at 6:14 am

Yes! That did the trick! We changed providers and the new one has PHP8 as default.


  • Support Staff

January 5, 2022 at 6:27 am

Awesome, I’m glad that worked for you.

The next version of Event Espresso will include a fix for the above issue although still not fully PHP8 compatible.

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