Pearl install problem in WordPress: Fatal error: Can't use function return value in write context in .....theme.php on line 248

Uploaded pearl zip file to themes folder & extracted it. Then, after clicking activate of Pearl in WordPress, I got the following Fatal Error. Can anyone tell me what is going on?

Fatal error: Can’t use function return value in write context in …(Pearl theme sub-directory) theme.php on line 248

This error comes up whether going to WP as a guest or admin…so, I can’t reach the Pearl support link in the dashboard.

Thanks, in advance, for any help you can give me.

Contact Stylemixthemes support here:

Thanks for the reply, but it appears that my provider has already
updated PHP:

  • cpsrvd
  •     Database client version:
    libmysql - 5.1.73
  • PHP extension: mysqli curl mbstring
  • PHP version: 5.6.30
    Now what do I do???