We are facing an issue of image upload in catalog product in admin after applying patch 8788. Please do not say clear magento cache, clear browser cache, flush CDN etc...etc...we already tried all these. We do not have CDN.

Please check the attached screenshot to see the jquery/javascript/json error that comes in console while uploading any image in product. It only says Uploading, then no process.

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Just as "answer" ... if you are using PHP7 there are serveral other things that have to be fixed!

I strongly recommend using this extension: https://github.com/Inchoo/Inchoo_PHP7/


The issue resolve by this :-

Go to lib/Varien/File/Uploader.php & change one line

From this:


To this:


Basically it is a compatibility issue between PHP 5 & 7.

Got the reference from here : Function name must be a string in .../lib/Varien/File/Uploader.php:259 when I try to upload an image

Thank you.

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    If you are using PHP7 there are some other things that have to be fixed! I strongly recommend this extension: github.com/Inchoo/Inchoo_PHP7
    – sv3n
    Jun 12, 2017 at 7:47
  • Thank you SV3N :) Yes we will definitely look at your suggested extension & will let you know. Jun 12, 2017 at 8:56
  • Did you check Inchoo_PHP7?
    – sv3n
    Jun 22, 2017 at 19:51

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