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PHP 7.0 short_open_tag won't enable when changed in php.ini. Required to setup software I want to use.

I’m trying to setup a web application that requires short_open_tag to be enabled in order to continue through the install wizard. I have set it to

short_open_tag=On

in php.ini, but it still shows off in phpinfo, adn the software wizard also sees it as disabled. I’m using PHP 7.0 and Apache2.

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If you use nginx you should restart fpm

sudo service php7.0-fpm restart

not a nginx server. Maybe I will save someone time)

In your home directory, create a file called info.php.

In that file, put in the following: <?php phpinfo(); ?>

Then run it in your browser, look for “Loaded Configuration File”. It should give you a path like /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini. That’s the file you need to edit. Then restart apache.