About blaztek
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Long time computer, technology and gaming geek. Also have experience in copywriting and copyediting. Have 13 years on the job experience as a computer programmer.

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Why are wordpress plugins not allowed to connect to hosts?

Why are wordpress plugins not allowed to connect to hosts?

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I've create a free website on SiteRubix but any all all plugins that connect back home (for a free API or any other reason) all fail saying that they cannot connect to host. Is

I was just going to explain what's going on but I guess you got a reply from support already ;)

Even when I build sites on an independent hosting (away from WA) I prefer not to use plugins that require a connection to other servers, because I've seen this slowing down sites by a lot.

Sure, there are some that I still use (MailChimp related) but I try to stay away from it as much as possible.

How'd you know?

How do I know what exactly? :)

That he got a reply from support?

oh, he posted it as a comment 8 minutes ago on this very thread ;)

Oh ok I saw it :D Thought you could read minds for a second there, jk...

Oh I can do that as well :)

Just made me laugh pretty hard with that comment, lol, very hysterical.

I am glad. We need some positive vibes here. We're creating a better life, not "another job".

So true.

Thank you for your amazing mind reading capabilities and good advice. Even though they offered to do the API key fix, I'm going to use the SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam plugin instead.

You don't know a good way to setup a Contact Me form, do you? I can't seem to get email to work because I don't own the http://siterubix.com domain nor do I have an email with it. Which is odd because I know that when I setup a new user, it sends an email to the user with their new, random password. Any advice would be helpful, but then again, I can always search for it or simply ask another question... Lol!

Have a fun and blessed day!

PS - I answered my own question. The vote is pretty unanimous here on Wealthy Affiliate, Contact Form 7!

That's rather strange, have you tried uninstalling them and reinstalling them?

Yes, I have.

Hmmm... Did you refresh the wordpress site or update it?

Yes, it had a recent update to 4.1.1.

Could I take a look to see if I can help?

Sure, let me install one that need to contact home for a free API key...

I would ask support on this one
Ken

Will do that! Thank you for the advice!

Kenny,

You are so right! Here is what they said:

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Andy,

WA does not allow plugins or themes which require time to time outbound connections to remote servers, but we can check if the plugin requires only one time activation and enable it temporarily if the plugin fits into policy.

You need to get back to us with following things so it can be checked.
1. wp-admin login details of the site
2. steps to activate plugin , and required license or Key info
3. Name of the plugin and its functionality.

Website Help
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Thank you so much for your help!

Did this work for you? Who did you ask in website help?

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