Many of my plugins read from XML or RSS feeds. In these cases, I read the files using the PHP
file_get_contents() command. However, if you get the following error…
Warning: file_get_contents(): URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration
..then this means that your PHP is not configured to allow this command.
If you can, edit your
php.ini file (usually located in
/etc/php.ini) and make sure this line is in it:
allow_url_fopen = On
If you can’t edit
php.ini, you can try the following…
If you don’t have one already, create a file called
.htaccess in your root folder. Now add the following line:
php_value allow_url_fopen on
If that doesn’t work then, well, that’s probably down to restrictions by your host.
2 replies on “URL file-access is disabled”
Isn’t there a way to work around this? Opening up this function in php gives hackers big advantages as 90% of the exploits out there require allow_url_fopen to be on (default is off).
There is indeed – look out for the new version of simple-feed-list which has a solution to this! I’ll then roll this change out to all the other plugins that uses