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Allows you to use the cURL library to safely fetch data from remote sites.


1) url - required. Alows you to specify URL of the web page you want to fetch using cURL library.

2) post_vars - optional. Alows you to specify names of $_POST variables which will be sent
while fetching the web page. You may specify several $_POST variable names using pipe operator.
Any $_POST variable name can then be used as parameter of exp:curl tag to set variable’s value.
E.g. post_vars=“var_name1|var_name2” var_name1=“yes” var_name2=“no”

3) connect_timeout - optional. Alows you to specify the number of seconds to wait
while trying to connect. Use 0 to wait indefinitely. Default value for this parameter is “2”.

4) timeout - optional. Alows you to specify the maximum number of seconds to allow cURL functions to execute.
Default value for this parameter is “10”.

5) setopt_vars - optional. Alows you to specify names of parameters of curl_setopt() function.
About curl_setopt() function look at
You may specify several parameter names of curl_setopt() function using pipe operator.
Any parameter name can then be used as parameter of exp:curl tag to set variable’s value.

6) string_param_convert - optional. Set this parameter to “yes” in case you get PHP error
curl_setopt() expects parameter 2 to be long, string given


{exp:curl url="" post_vars="var_name|var_name2" var_name="yes" var_name2="no" connect_timeout="5" timeout="15" setopt_vars="CURLOPT_NOBODY" CURLOPT_NOBODY="TRUE"}

{if curl_result == ""}
<p>Sorry. The site are bunch of poopy heads.</p>



This entry was created October 4, 2010, 11:31 am.
This entry was last updated November 17, 2011, 5:13 am.

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