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How to enable PHP Short Open Tags in Plesk

Difficulty: Intermediate


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This article describes how to enable the PHP directive - Short Open Tags . While the usage of short open tags is strongly discouraged ,  sometimes it may be necessary to enable for older code.

Warning: Any software, code or plugin which still uses short open tags may be potentially well out-of-date and therefore a high security risk. Conetix recommends upgrading or replacing any component which still uses them.


  1. Login into Plesk or
  2. Click on Website and Domains tab:
  3. Click on PHP Settings :
  4. Scroll down to find Short_Open_Tags and change the setting from OFF to ON
  5. Click OK to save.
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