Support » Plugin: Constant Contact for WordPress » [Plugin: Constant Contact for WordPress] Warning: fgets() [function.fgets]: SSL: fatal protocol erro

  • Resolved nvw



    Just installed the plugin and immediately got the error “Warning: fgets() [function.fgets]: SSL: fatal protocol error in (server)/wp-content/plugins/constant-contact-api/ on line 1913”. The error went away after disabling the plugin. Its a Linux server running PHP V5.1.4.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

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  • If I remember write that is caused because your server does not allow openssl. Open a support ticket with your host and ask if its installed & open.

    Thanks for the quick reply. Here is what said:

    It appears your plugin is attempting to reference a connection on port 443, which is the secured SSL port access. Seeing as you do not have a private SSL configured I would suspect that is the nature of this error. OpenSSL is installed and functional with all the SSLs on this server.

    If they are correct in their assessment, then I will not be able to use this plugin without purchasing a private SSL. I’m hoping that is not the case because it looks like you did a nice job with this.


    I have nothing to do with the plugin. Just answer questions on the forums when I have time.
    Presuming you are on a shared server. You might just need a dedicated IP address for your website. Contact your hosting company and ask them what you need. They should have told you in their response.

    mskopel: According to the Constant Contact docs the only way to authenticate is with https* and the api url used by the plugin is, so it makes sense that it is trying to use an SSL connection.

    Have you tried this again lately? It seems like maybe there was a service interruption at Constant Contact that was causing this error for various users. If you re-enable the plugin, do you still get the error?


    For what ever reason, it is working now. Not sure why or if I even care. Thanks Jeremy.

    Plugin Author Zack Katz


    So to summarize, the issue was on the Constant Contact side of things, not the plugin.

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