curl does not login on wamp

curl is installed on wamp and other curl scripts work
this code logs on using remote server, ide, but not my wamp
ini_set("display_errors", true);
displays no reason why

class craiglist
{
  public $email;
  public $pass;
  public $cookie;
  public $url;
  public $curl_info;
  public $doPost;
  public $postData;
  public $response;
  public $last_url;
  public $referer;
  public $userAgent;
  public $logged_in;

  //function to login to CL
  public function login()
  {
    //if the cookie file already exists check whether the client is already logged in or not
    if(file_exists($this->cookie)){
      $this->url="https://accounts.craigslist.org/login";
      $this->doPost=0;
      $this->get_source();
      
      //if the client is logged in return true
      if(preg_match("/<a href=\"\/logout\">log out<\/a>/siU",$this->response)){
        $this->log("Login successful");
        return true;
        }
    }

    //else login again

    file_put_contents($this->cookie,"");
    $this->referer="https://accounts.craigslist.org/login";
    $this->postData="step=confirmation&rt=&rp=&inputEmailHandle={$this->email}&inputPassword={$this->pass}";
    $this->doPost=1;
    
    $this->get_source();

    //if logout link not found then show login failed error else show success message
    if(preg_match("/<a href=\"\/logout\">log out<\/a>/siU",$this->response)){
      $this->log("Login successful");
      return true;
      }
    $this->log("Login failed");
    return false;
  }

  //function to send php curl requests
  public function get_source()
  {
    $ch=curl_init($this->url);
    curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_HEADER,0);  
    curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER,1);  
    curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_BINARYTRANSFER,0);  
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION,1);
    curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_REFERER,$this->referer);  
    curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_TIMEOUT,30);
    curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_USERAGENT,$this->userAgent);  
    curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER,0);
    curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_COOKIE,1);
    curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE,$this->cookie);  
    curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_COOKIEJAR,$this->cookie);
    //if post required send post
    if($this->doPost){
      curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_POST,1);
      curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,$this->postData);
    }
    $data=curl_exec($ch);
    $data=preg_replace('/\s{2,}/',' ',$data);
    $this->response=$data;
    $info=curl_getinfo($ch);
    $this->curl_info=$info;
    $this->last_url=$info['url'];
  }

}

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<?php
ini_set("display_errors", true);
        require_once('core.class.php');
      new craiglist('email','pass');

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rgb192Asked:
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Ray PaseurConnect With a Mentor Commented:
cURL errors are not subject to PHP error_reporting() -- they have to be visualized separately.  This code snippet teaches how to detect and show cURL errors.

<?php // RAY_curl_post_example.php
error_reporting(E_ALL);


// DEMONSTRATE HOW TO USE CURL POST TO START AN ASYNCHRONOUS PROCESS


function curl_post($url, $post_array=array(), $timeout=2, $error_report=FALSE)
{
    // PREPARE THE POST STRING
    $post_string = NULL;
    foreach ($post_array as $key => $val)
    {
        $post_string .= $key . '=' . urlencode($val) . '&';
    }
    $post_string = rtrim($post_string, '&');

    // PREPARE THE CURL CALL
    $curl = curl_init();
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_URL,            $url         );
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_HEADER,         FALSE        );
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_POST,           TRUE         );
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS,     $post_string );
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT,        $timeout     );
    curl_setopt( $curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE         );

    // EXECUTE THE CURL CALL
    $htm = curl_exec($curl);
    $err = curl_errno($curl);
    $inf = curl_getinfo($curl);

    // ON FAILURE
    if (!$htm)
    {
        // PROCESS ERRORS HERE
        if ($error_report)
        {
            echo "CURL FAIL: $url TIMEOUT=$timeout, CURL_ERRNO=$err";
            echo "<pre>\n";
            var_dump($inf);
            echo "</pre>\n";
        }
        curl_close($curl);
        return FALSE;
    }

    // ON SUCCESS
    curl_close($curl);
    return $htm;
}


// USAGE EXAMPLE CREATES ASSOCIATIVE ARRAY OF KEY=>VALUE PAIRS
$args["name"]  = 'Ray';
$args["email"] = 'Ray.Paseur@Gmail.com';

// ACTIVATE THIS TO SEE THE ARRAY OF ARGS
// var_dump($args);

// SET THE URL
$url = "http://LAPRBass.com/RAY_bounce_post.php";

// CALL CURL TO POST THE DATA
$htm = curl_post($url, $args, 3, TRUE);

// SHOW WHAT CAME BACK, IF ANYTHING
if ($htm)
{
    echo "<pre>";
    echo htmlentities($htm);
}
else
{
    echo "NO RESPONSE YET FROM $url -- MAYBE BECAUSE IT IS RUNNING ASYNCHRONOUSLY";
}

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NewJorgConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi,

if it is all code, then you are only constructing the object and not doing anything with it.

$craiglist = new craiglist('email', 'pass');
$craiglist->login()

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and of course email and password were missing because you would net a constructor like this

public function __construct($email, $pass) {
    $this->email = $email;
    $this->pass = $pass;
  }

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then it should do something or tell you anything
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rgb192Author Commented:
I liked ray's example better because it showed me about curl errors not being phperrors

both my ide and wamp worked on curl example
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