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  • 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
    /usr/bin/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 :-/

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  • Plugin Author we8u

    (@we8u)

    Did this just start happening recently?

    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.

    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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