For the past few days, I was busy setting up autoblogs on freehosting sites (as a test b4 I buy hosting service ). Anyways, this freehosting site doesn't have fantastico type script so I was forced to manually install wordpress. I installed it fine but have trouble with some plugins... I can't seem to use the ff plugins: Akismet.... There was a problem connecting to the Akismet server. Please check your server configuration. Wordpress.com Stats.... Your blog was unable to connect to WordPress.com. Please ask your host for help. (transport error - could not open socket: ) CC.... Neither fsockopen nor cURL is allowed on this server. Please enable cURL or fopen to continue. WP to Twitter.... Warning: fsockopen() has been disabled for security reasons in /www/fh50.com/w/e/i/***site***/htdocs/wp-includes/class-snoopy.php on line 1142 Warning: fsockopen() has been disabled for security reasons in /www/fh50.com/w/e/i/***site***/htdocs/wp-includes/class-snoopy.php on line 1142 Fatal error: Call to undefined function curl_init() in /www/fh50.com/w/e/i/***site***/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/wp-to-twitter/wp-to-twitter.php on line 153 I deactivated the above plugins for the mean time. Also, whenever I post content manually... as I can't use CC ... it always comes up with error: Your attempt to edit this post: "***post***" has failed. Please try again. Then it saved it as a draft. So I have to again go to "posts" -> "edit" click the "publish" button to be able to publish the content. Really need help here guys. I'm completely nOOb on this so please speak english This is the freehosting service I used: hxxp://www*fh50*com Thanks in advance.