Support » Plugin: Facebook Comments for WordPress » [Plugin: Facebook Comments for WordPress] Cant activate Version 2.1.1

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  • Plugin Author Graham Swan


    Is it giving you an error about needing to upgrade PHP or install cURL by chance?

    It will load a long time and will show “Plugin activated” but it wont be activated.

    I get also an error after upgrading to 2.1.1.
    I have cUrl installed on my local XAMPP server and I get a timeout notifiction.

    Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 60 seconds exceeded in D:\xampp\htdocs\*****\wp-content\plugins\facebook-comments-for-wordpress\scripts\facebook.php on line 612

    Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 60 seconds exceeded in D:\xampp\htdocs\***\wp-includes\wp-db.php on line 561

    I checked line 612, this is the line that does the curl_exec

    I use WP3.0.5 and have PHP 5+ and cURL installed.

    Plugin Author we8u


    It’s likely to do with running it locally. You’ll probably also have problems with security certificates.

    I’m not sure what the specific problem is in this case, as I don’t use xampp for local development. Perhaps it’s blocking the connection? Do you have all the mod_proxy stuff set up?

    I’d try making a test file with a call to file_get_contents to see if the problem indeed is with polling an external server.


    <?php if (function_exists('facebook_comments')) facebook_comments(); ?>

    Hello can you figure out why attaching this code to pages seems to be not working.?

    Any way version 2.1.2 is out now it fixed the issues about activating the plugin.

    I updated to 2.1.2 but still can’t activate the plugin, the same errors that I wrote above still appear.

    @we8u – How can I test the plugin locally? the previous version worked ok locally with no problems..

    I enabled in my local server the mod_proxy and mod_proxy_http, but it didn’t solve the problem and same errors occur. Is there a need to configure somehow the mod_proxy beside just activating it? Anyway, the previous version of this plugin worked locally also without this module being loaded…

    About the test you suggested with file_get_content – which file should I try to fetch?
    Anyway, this plugin as I understood uses now cURL and not file_get_content.

    Well, it my be a problem with local install of the plugin.
    I tried this plugin on a test site I have online (which is not on local XAMPP but on a server on the web).

    It takes about 30-40 seconds to activate the plugin, but it does activate and works.

    The question now is how can this plugin be activated and tested on a locally server (like XAMPP and others), since it must be tested on the site layout etc.

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