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Social connect plugins PHP Fatal Error: allow_url_fopen

edited November 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I'm currently using a webserver (, one of the major in sweden) that has allow_url_fopen disabled by default claiming it's of a security issue.

They suggest using curl instead. I figured there are maybe more hosting companies claiming this and in that case:

Is there any possibility to rewrite the plugins to use cURL instead? (for more widely usage)


Jocke Gustin
Developer of Jesus People


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    ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    I had to move one of Facebook's methods to curl so I can move the other to curl too. I'll let you know.
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    Thanks, you guys are so great!

    It would be so great if all the social connect addons, twitter and the others too depended on curl!
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    Hi, I'm having the same problem, any advance?

    thank you
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