Strange "login with social media" connection issue.

  • Posted May 7, 2014

I’ve got a Word Press plugin that allows my users to login to the site with social media accounts like Facebook for example. To do this you have to create a facebook app for it to connect.

I’ve done all this but my site sit’s in a continual loading state without ever making the connection. You can see what I’m talking about here:

To narrow this down to a server issue, I tried installing the exact same plugin/version on a site for both this site as well as another with a completely different host. The other one with the other hosting company is working as expected. For the site here on DO, you try to log in but it just gives a set of continual loading bars but it does not connect.

Any ideas? Could it be something like memecache or varnish doing this?


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Here’s the culprit: <br> <br><pre> <br>2014/05/20 21:30:37 [error] 1037#0: *11685 FastCGI sent in stderr: "PHP message: PHP Fatal error: Uncaught exception ‘Exception’ with message ‘Facebook needs the CURL PHP extension.’ in /var/www/wp-content/plugins/edd-social-login/includes/social/libraries/facebook/base_facebook.php:19 <br></pre> <br> <br>You should be able to solve that by installing php5-curl: <br> <br><pre> <br>sudo apt-get install php5-curl <br></pre>

This is what I saw in my nginx error log, <br> <br>

Are you seeing any error messages in your logs? I noticed this in Chome’s web console: <br> <br><pre> <br> 500 (Internal Server Error) <br></pre> <br> <br>Try turning on Wordpress debugging to see if you can get some more error output: <br> <br>