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  • I am getting an error message in the wordpress admin panel when I try to spell check a new page I’ve created. It gives this error on every page I’ve created. What am I supposed to do to enable this function? I understand how PHP files are connected, but I don’t write code. Was I suposed to reset the file attributes when uploading?

    “Error response:
    <b>Warning</b>: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to ssl://www.google.com:443 (Unable to find the socket transport "ssl" – did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP?) in <b>/home/u5/redlavalamp/html/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/spellchecker/classes/GoogleSpell.php</b> on line <b>85</b> Could not open SSL connection to google.{“id”:null,”result”:[],”error”:null}”

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  • PHP can be extended with modules, and some PHP features need to be compiled in. If that has not been done and the modules have not been configured with your PHP Package, you miss them.

    In your case at least the CURL Library and OpenSSL is missing. If you get CURL installed, you should be fine. Please talk about that with your Administrator.

    Thanks hakre, your suggestion worked perfectly.

    For other Windows users hosting their own site…

    1. Edit your php.ini file (usually C:\WINDOWS\php.ini)
    2. Uncomment the line extension=php_curl.dll and extension=php_openssl.dll
    3. Save the changes you made to php.ini
    4. Restart IIS and voila, spellchecker works

    – Eluthria

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