Support » Plugin: Javelin Email Marketing » [Plugin: WP Autoresponder And Newsletter Plugin] system tmp directory hard coded instead of WP_TEMP_

  • mikemee


    Hi, I’m hosting wordpress at which does not allow access to the /tmp directory. I’ve set the WP_TEMP_DIR variable correctly in the wp-config.php file, but the wp responder plugin seems to be hard coded to use /tmp.

    E.g. this is the error I get when I try to go to the plugin setting page:

    Warning: is_writable() []: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/tmp/.dougb) is not within the allowed path(s): (/f5/mypath/:/nfsn/apps/php5/lib/php/:/nfsn/apps/php/lib/php/:/nfsn/content/content/nfsn/:/usr/local/php/lib/:/usr/local/php/5.2.17/lib/:/usr/local/php/5.3.5-nfsn1/lib/) in /f5/mypath/public/wp-content/plugins/wp-responder-email-autoresponder-and-newsletter-plugin/lib/preferences.php on line 25

    I hacked around this by changing the code in the above lib/preferences.php file to:

    <br />
    if (is_writable(WP_TEMP_DIR))<br />
    {<br />
      Swift_Preferences::getInstance()<br />
        -> setTempDir(WP_TEMP_DIR)<br />
        -> setCacheType('disk');<br />
    }<br />

    but there is likely a more correct way to change the defaults so others don’t hit this.

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  • mikemee


    A followup for another tweak to support non-standard temp directories. When importing from csv, there is a call to standard php function tmpfile. Unfortunately that doesn’t work either. Apparently wordpress have patched around this and have a function called wp_tempnam() in wp-admin/includes/file.php. I didn’t work out how to get the includes all working correctly, but I hacked together a quick fix as follows and confirmed that this workaround works:

    function foo_tempnam($filename = '', $dir = '') {
            if ( empty($dir) )
                    $dir = get_temp_dir();
            $filename = basename($filename);
            if ( empty($filename) )
                    $filename = time();
            $filename = preg_replace('|\..*$|', '.tmp', $filename);
            $filename = $dir . wp_unique_filename($dir, $filename);
            return $filename;
    function splitToArray($data)
            $csvcontent = implode("\n",$data);
            $tempfile = foo_tempnam($file);
            $fp = fopen($tempfile, 'w+');
    /* original code continues... */

    This around the original line number of 176.

    Its quite likely an unlink() is needed here too somewhere…



    Hi Mike,

    Thank you for pointing this out.

    I’ve noted this issue down. I currently use GitHub for hosting the public repository of this plugin. You can find the repo URL here:

    Please report all future issues there.

    All issues will be tracked and resolved there. Please report future issues there.


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