Support » Plugin: Awesome Weather Widget » Error displaying widget

  • Resolved alittlereddress


    Hi there!

    I’ve tried using this widget on this site, in the right-hand sidebar:

    WordPress is up to date, ie. 3.5.1 as of the date of this post.

    I’m posting in the example short code (from your site) just to get it working before I customise location and image, etc. Unfortunately I can’t seem to get past this error:

    Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_fopen=0 in /nfs/c03/h04/mnt/52684/domains/ on line 81

    Is this something you’ve seen before, or can help with?


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  • Plugin Author Hal Gatewood


    The PHP function I am using to get the weather information has been disabled by your hosting company. Other users have had this problem, so I’ll need to come up with a better solution to handle this. I can’t give you a definite time when this will get fixed.


    What is the PHP function, perhaps I can talk to my hosting company. Is there a reason hosting companies are disabling this function? Is it some kind of security risk?


    The php Function is allow_url_fopen
    Should be on
    When the allow_url_fopen is enabled on a server , it creates a security risk for all domains hosted on that server.

    Plugin Author Hal Gatewood


    I just pushed through an update that may help. It uses wordpress functions to gather the weather data. @alittlereddress Please give it a try and let me know if it fixes your problem.


    Dear Hal Gatewood
    The php Function is allow_url_fopen off
    The Widget work!

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