Zotero PHP path error

I'm having some trouble getting the Zotero plugin (version 1.2) to work with Omeka (version 1.3.2).

After I enter the feed and API key from my group library, I get the following error message: "The configured PHP path (/usr/local/bin/php) is invalid."

I edited the config.ini file to what GoDaddy (my host) seems to think is the correct PHP path: /web/cgi-bin/php5

When I try to run the Zotero plugin again, Omeka seems to hang -- nothing happens, I get a blank white screen, and no error is logged.

Do I have the wrong PHP path?

The problem here seems to be that Omeka is expecting PHP-CLI, and the path you've configured is for a CGI version of PHP.

Searching tells me either that the correct path is '/usr/local/php5/bin/php' or that GoDaddy just doesn't have PHP-CLI for shared hosting.

Hi John,

Well, it doesn't seem to like the modified path either, so I'm guessing GoDaddy doesn't have PHP-CLI. Does that mean I'm out of luck (unless I switch hosts, which I probably should do anyway)?


Wait! I spoke too soon! It seems to have worked! To be honest, this makes absolutely no sense, since I went back into config.ini and removed the path override. Maybe it will stop working soon. However, I choose to be happy about this for the time being.

Thanks again.