Plugin CSV Import - shell_exec(): function


unfortunately, plugin CSV Import does not work. All goes correctly until last step Import. My host provider infomed me that because of security reason he disabled shell_exec(): function.

Is there a way to solve this problem? I applied the useful solution described by jscott but problem was resolved only partially.

Are there other ways to import many records from other files: xml, xls?

Many thanks in advance for your help.


So, that “synchronous” solution will work, but only to import smaller numbers of things at once: you’d have to break up larger sheets into smaller pieces to make that work.

Otherwise, if your host is blocking all the PHP functions used to execute a command, we really don’t have another solution.