1.7.1b breaks flexgroupprofile

Something in 1.7.1b breaks the flexgroupprofile, but i haven't got a clue yet what it could be.
Thing is: when i revert back to 1.7 it works ok, but on 1.7.1b i get:

[Thu Apr 15 15:36:17 2010] [error] [client aa.bb.yy.xx] PHP Fatal error:  Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in /home/public_html/engine/lib/elgglib.php on line 2128, referer: http://www.aabbcc.com/pg/groups/6/merken/

Any ideas where and how to look for a solution?

  • This is the line where it goes wrong:    
    $backtrace = debug_backtrace();

    In the php error log i also see references to line 1895 of engine/lib/entities.php ( referer: http://www.aabbcc.com/pg/groups/world/) with runaway (30sec) tasks. That line is:
    elgg_deprecated_notice('get_entities() was deprecated by elgg_get_entities().', 1.7);

  • Ok, so what i wrote earlier was totally nonsense :-( except for the part that it has something to do with changes in 1.7.1b

    function friendly_title($title) {
        $title = trim($title);
        $title = strtolower($title);
        $title = preg_replace("/[^\w ]/","",$title);
        $title = str_replace(" ","-",$title);
        $title = str_replace("--","-",$title);
        return $title;

    function friendly_title($title) {
        return elgg_view('output/friendlytitle', array('title' => $title));

    This is called in the start of flexgroupprofile in the case that the Profile Format = default and never returns. If i put in the old part in the new elgglib then it works again.
    I can't figure out why though!

  • Anything more response on a fix for this problem?

  • No, because no one else has reported this problem.

  • OK... Can I report the problem then?

    I was getting the "PHP Fatal error:  Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded" error in the log and then a blank screen each time I tried to access a group. If I turned off the FlexGroupProfile addon, everything was back to normal.

    I modified the friendly_title() function in the "engine/lib/egglib.php" file as Ruben suggested... and everything works again. Guess it has semething to do with the Title?

    Elgg 1.7.1
    FlexForms 0.87 (I think?)

  • Weird. As flexprofile has nothing to do with the 'output/friendlytitle' view and I can't reproduce this problem, I can't help.

    If you figure out what is wrong, please post it here.

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