Facebook Comments for WordPress
Plugins says cURL is missing, but it's not. Can' (4 posts)

  1. wpnoobz
    Posted 4 years ago #

    WordPress 3.1.1 and Facebook comments 3.1.

    When activating the plugin, I get:

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

    Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'Facebook needs the CURL PHP extension.' in /home/sucks/public_html/wp-content/plugins/facebook-comments-for-wordpress/scripts/facebook.php:4 Stack trace: #0 /home/sucks/public_html/wp-content/plugins/facebook-comments-for-wordpress/facebook-comments.php(34): require_once() #1 /home/sucks/public_html/wp-admin/plugins.php(149): include('/home/sucks/pub...') #2 /home/sucks/public_html/wp-admin/plugins.php(151): plugin_sandbox_scrape('facebook-commen...') #3 {main} thrown in /home/sucks/public_html/wp-content/plugins/facebook-comments-for-wordpress/scripts/facebook.php on line 4

    So I did as stated in the FAQ: Check that cURL is installed. And I did, hostgator support has promised me that it is, and I ssh into the server and got:

    [sucks@zerver /usr/bin]$ which curl
    [sucks@zerver /usr/bin]$

    Re-installed the plugin. No dice. I'm stuck and hostgator.com is done helping me, their certain that it's the plugins fault, not the server :-/

  2. we8u
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Did this just start happening recently?

  3. wpnoobz
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In my case, everything was working nicely, but I then I didn't update the site for a while (weeks).

    So I without checking if everything was still working. I updated both WordPress and the Facebook plugin when I started working on the site again. That's when I noticed that it broke. So I wish I knew what caused it.

    But yes: everything was working 100% before I updated the site to the latest version of WP and the plugin.

  4. wpnoobz
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Turns out Host Gator was wrong. They had to update php on my server and recompile with curl. Works again now.

    BTW: Took me a while to get it working because Google Chrome had an extension called AutoPatchWork - Version: 1.8.1 that makes the comments not show up.

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