Deprecated: Function … is deprecated in PHP


Shows errors like below on your Joomla, Drupal or in any other php coded webpage.

  • Deprecated: Function ereg() is deprecated in …
  • Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in …
  • Deprecated: Function set_magic_quotes_runtime() in …
  • …will add more…Please let me know if you find more.


Those functions got replaced with alternate ones. (Sorry that I don’t know the reason behind that. May be the new ones might have some new features). Also I experienced this problem after upgrading PHP engine on my server.


ereg() fix:

FTP the web server and open the file showing error, search for “ereg” and replace ereg(…) with mb_ereg(…). The syntax is same for both. (Try this and keep it if it works. It will work 90% sure.)

split() fix:

FTP the web server and open the file showing error, search for “split” and replace split(…) with explode(…). (Same as above.)

set_magic_quotes_runtime() fix:

Replace the below line showing error


with below code

// Check if magic_quotes_runtime is active
// Deactivate

Note: More findings will be added to this post as and when I experience them. Please comment below if you had experienced and fixed any other deprecations.

Author: Sherbaz

Being a gadget enthusiast, He always felt good to try new programming languages and techniques. But never goes in-depth anywhere. was found when he tried php, html, javascript and mysql. Being an electronics engineer, he is also interested to build small gadgets and tools in embedded and digital electronics. As a profession, he handles microsoft sql server database and calls himself a database administrator

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