Sorry in advance for the long post.
My web host company said they did this:
We have disabled the allow_url_fopen PHP config variable in php.ini. The effect of this is that files residing on foreign webservers cannot be opened as if they are files residing on our webserver.
An example of this is the fopen command. The fopen command opens a file so it can be read from or written to. Normally you would call it like this:
That would open fun.txt on our server. However, prior to disabling allow_url_fopen, it could also be called like this:
Disabling this makes us more secure as malicious code residing on foreign webservers can't be inserted into an insecure PHP document on our server.
I have upgraded to WordPress 2.1.2 and still get the error below when trying to edit any theme (the default, another one i downloaded) on my site - by the way I am in Australia and so is my host company.
There are two errors:
Warning: fopen() has been disabled for security reasons in /home/laurence/public_html/wordpress/wp-admin/theme-editor.php on line 73
Warning: fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/laurence/public_html/wordpress/wp-admin/theme-editor.php on line 74
In reponse to my help desk query, the web host company says:
To edit your site you really should not need fopen !
All other WordPress sites are working fine on our servers.
So what am I to do? Is there another setting in WordPress I have missed, is this a web host company issue or mine?
I'm not really up with PHP so I'm not sure what my next course of action should be.
Can someone please advise me?