Hmm.. can't delete this.... I should have searched better for my answer first! I downloaded the help file from here : http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/990-testing-help-with-php-530.html
and it appears to be working fine! Please disregard the request below.
Thanks for the great template..now, if I can only figure out how to work with it! (This is my first experience with Joomla, so I might be a little lost.)
I did a local installation. I installed xampp and I succesfully made a sample joomla site., so I thought I'd go for the gold. I downloaded the site shaper for Touch of Soul and installed it according to the tutorial. During the installation, I got the following warnings:
Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in I:\xampp\xampp\htdocs\fumc\libraries\pattemplate\patTemplate.php on line 1424
Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in I:\xampp\xampp\htdocs\fumc\libraries\pattemplate\patErrorManager.php on line 202
The article, section, category, manager, components, extensions, etc. all give me warnings, along the lines of:
Warning: Parameter 1 to JHTMLGrid::access() expected to be a reference, value given in I:\xampp\xampp\htdocs\fumc\libraries\joomla\html\html.php on line 87
I tried deleting the installation and reinstalling it, but I still get the errors. I know I've probably done something stupid, but can you help me?