Can I test a plugin on locally hosted site?

Hi,

I tried testing the Ultimate Facebook Plugin on locally hosted test site and its giving a Fatal Error.

Fatal error: Uncaught exception ‘Exception’ with message ‘Facebook needs the CURL PHP extension.’ in D:xampphtdocs…..wp-contentpluginswpmu-dev-facebooklibexternalbase_facebook.php:19 Stack trace: #0 D:xampphtdocs….wp-contentpluginswpmu-dev-facebooklibexternalfacebook.php(18): require_once() #1 D:xampphtdocs….wp-contentpluginswpmu-dev-facebookwpmu-dev-facebook.php(105): require_once(‘D:xampphtdocs…’:wink: #2 D:xampphtdocs…..wp-adminplugins.php(147): include(‘D:xampphtdocs…’:wink: #3 D:xampphtdocs…..wp-adminplugins.php(149): plugin_sandbox_scrape(‘wpmu-dev-facebo…’:wink: #4 {main} thrown in D:xampphtdocs….wp-contentpluginswpmu-dev-facebooklibexternalbase_facebook.php on line 19.

Will this only work on a live website or will this give the same error there?

Thanks

Sonia