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Activation of requirements check plugin generated error message and warnings

Posted: July 2, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Stephanie Mandel

July 2, 2013 at 2:20 pm

This message displayed immediately after activating the requirements check plugin:
The plugin generated 727 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin.

The warnings below displayed across the top of the plugins page, above links to dashboard, etc.

Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration in /homepages/7/d380594445/htdocs/briarpatch_mainsite/wp-content/plugins/espresso-requirements/espresso_requirements_check.php on line 106

Warning: file_get_contents( [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /homepages/7/d380594445/htdocs/briarpatch_mainsite/wp-content/plugins/espresso-requirements/espresso_requirements_check.php on line 106

I have only installed and activated the plugins I am planning to use on the business license. I will wait to hear from you before I go any further. I am using WP 3.4.1 and the theme is Weaver-Pro-II 1.3.8


  • Support Staff

July 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Hi Stephanie,

I’ve not seen that error before, and I don’t have any installation/activation problems when I tried retesting that plugin. I did a google search and found this document which is related to another plugin and the web host. Will you take a look at this and see if it applies to your hosting platform? Who is your host?

Stephanie Mandel

July 2, 2013 at 4:16 pm

our host is

the warning code showed up across the top of all the published web pages too

Stephanie Mandel

July 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm

support at 1and1 is looking at the issue now. Seems like they are reluctant to change any settings or files… not sure what will happen. If we can’t get Event Espresso to work on 1and1, we will be disappointed.


July 3, 2013 at 2:54 am


Try this it is 2 years old but 1and1 may still allow it. Otherwise you will need to discuss the matter with your host, most reasonable hosts will allow that setting.

Stephanie Mandel

July 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I will try this new suggestion! After 1and1 did nothing about the “allow” needing to be turned on in the php.ini, I went into the file and turned both settings to “on” … they were off. I asked the host support if there was anything else that we should change and they have been unresponsive and not helpful at all.

I have all my other accounts at hostgator, and I have no problem.

Now the warning shows only in admin, but I still cannot get the requirements check plug in to work. We have gone ahead with our Event Espresso installs and activations, so hopefully we do not run into too many glitches. Thank you for your help.

Stephanie Mandel

July 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Note: After I installed the event espresso plugins, our AWPCP plugin, which had been operating successfully for almost a year, generated a fatal error
See image at the following link:

This is the response that we got from 1and1.
Dear Customer,
Thank you for contacting us.
Regarding the error message ‘file_get_contents..’ , In the wp-admin folder try to upload a php.ini file with the content below.

allow_url_fopen = On

Regarding on the’redeclare error’, We do apologize but as further check it appears that it has something to do with the plugins that you have installed [the plugins that I installed were the Event Espresso Business plugins]. It appears that installing the said plugins [event espresso] made some conflict either between the other plugins [our AWPCP classifieds plugin] installed in your website or in the WordPress site itself. It would be best if you will try to contact the source of the actual plugins [event espresso] or maybe read some forums regarding the said plugins for additional information.

Marlyn Martinez
Technical Support
1&1 Internet


July 5, 2013 at 3:59 am


What one and one is saying is about right, I wasnt entirely sure how locked down their servers are.

Regarding the fatal error, they are correct it is a plugin conflict between WP Recaptcha and AWPCP.

Whilst Event Espresso also uses reCAPTCHA, it is off by default, and the error message doesnt mention Event Espresso.

I would suggest turning off WP Recaptcha and trying to re-activate AWPCP.

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