Role scoper is a fantastic WordPress plugin, offering CMS like user roles. It allows you to specify what pages and posts individual members or groups of members can edit.
Just ran into this error. I installed role scoper and when I tried to activate the plugin, the entire wp-admin was returning a 500 Internal Server Error. After much searching I found the following simple fix.
The problem is that my hosting, with 1and1, uses php4 by default, what I needed to do was to tell the server to use php5 instead, which is the version that role scoper needs.
- Delete the role scoper directory and all of it’s contents from your remote plugin directory.
- Open your .htaccess file and paste in the following two lines
AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php
Re-install role scoper and activate the plugin and it should work.
If you have come across any other errors or find that this solution doesn’t work, please comment below.