How do I fix " Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function current_time()" Wordpress Droplet

I am getting this error on my wordpress install. Not sure what went wrong.

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function current_time() in /var/www/html/wp-includes/functions.php:2416 Stack trace: #0 /var/www/html/wp-includes/functions.php(2275): _wp_upload_dir() #1 /var/www/html/wp-content/plugins/buddypress-group-email-subscription/bp-activity-subscription.php(29): wp_upload_dir() #2 /var/www/html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(287): ass_loader() #3 /var/www/html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(311): WP_Hook->apply_filters() #4 /var/www/html/wp-includes/plugin.php(478): WP_Hook->do_action() #5 /var/www/html/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core/bp-core-dependency.php(33): do_action() #6 /var/www/html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(287): bp_include() #7 /var/www/html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(311): WP_Hook->apply_filters() #8 /var/www/html/wp-includes/plugin.php(478): WP_Hook->do_action() #9 /var/www/html/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core/bp-core-dependency.php(318): do_action() #10 /var/www/html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(287): bp_loaded() #11 /var/www/html/wp-includes/class-w in /var/www/html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 2416
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My previous answer is awaiting review by a moderator - I suspect because it contained a link to an article on the subject (or maybe all posts are moderated?)… but in the meantime, I am now confident that in our case the site was hacked using a recently discovered Wordpress File Manager plugin vulnerability. Google those terms and you can find plenty of articles about it :-( . I have opened a support ticket with Digital Ocean in relation to this (#3664280) with more details to back up that assertion.

Hi @alexdo I’m having the same issue on my Wordpress installation, it’s an old installation and no plugin or core updates have been made to the core. I disabled the plugins and theme through console but I’m getting the same error.

Hi, @webprotime

Could you please let me know if this is a new WordPress installation or not? Have you made any recent changes like core version or plugin update or if you’ve recently installed and activated any new plugins?

I will recommend you to go through your plugins and disabled them for a moment and then activate them one by one and test your website every time you activate a plugin as in this way you can check if the error is caused by a faulty plugin.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex