EU VAT Numbe cURL
it's a idea/bug for the plugin EU VAT Number (not in the list)
My customers and I have this error very often when someone enter a VAT number.
VAT API Error: cURL error 28: Operation timed out after 5000 milliseconds with 0 bytes received
Nothing work except if this field is empty so all my customers (companies) can't bought my products...
cURL is up to date:
apt-get install php7.0-curl
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php7.0-curl is already the newest version (7.0.8-0ubuntu0.16.04.3).
php7.0-curl set to manually installed.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 52 not upgraded.
Your support said it's temporary glitch with EU VAT Number Validation API, which takes data from VIES (http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/vies/).
But it's very very very often!
So maybe adding a thing saying if the API didn't respond, VAT validation will not be checked. It's better than block everything.
Vincent Quesada commented
Same issue here! Any feedback from woocommerce?
Same Issue here
Yannick Van Meerbeeck commented
So this happend today on one of my clients his store.
I changed a bit of code in the plugin so that the order can go through:
Tim Klaversma commented