I have a site that is running over SSL and we are currently experiencing problems with WP_Crons, they do not run. I have activated the WP-Crontrol plugins and I get the following error message when accessing the "Crontrol" page.
There was a problem spawning a call to the WP-Cron system on your site. This means WP-Cron jobs on your site may not work. The problem was:
SSL certificate problem, verify that the CA cert is OK. Details: error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify failed
I have found this trac ticket that provides a solution (the "add_filter" by nacin) that works.
I am wondering if this solution would in any way make the site less secure or if there is a better/nicer solution. The host says the SSL certificate is installed correctly.