Best Answer Rob , 08 October 2013 - 10:18 PM
When you're removing the plugin, are you just deactivating via Dashboard > Plugins > Installed Plugins, or are you using FTP or a file manager to delete it?
I've not heard of that plugin, which as been used by thousands, causing the problem you're describing unless they were just deleting it, without deactivation first.
The PageLines Customize plugin doesn't write to the database. It stores information in the actual files in the plugin.
If you look at the first line of that errors file you kindly attached, it's saying there's a syntax error, with an errant < somewhere in the functions.php. So, maybe it's a good idea to open the functions.php in the editor and inspect for an extra or missing <. It will be in the customized code, not in the normal code.
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