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Failed to connect to error on fresh install of WordPress (3 posts)

  1. cscottb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    After posting in the previous post: Video Thumbnails is not setting "featured image," I decided to see how Video Thumbnails would do on a fresh install of WordPress.

    Test one:
    Installed WordPress.
    Deleted default plugins.
    Installed Video Thumbnails.
    Transferred and published post with videos from other site.
    Ran Scan Past Posts.
    Video Thumbnails found thumbnail and set featured post (yea).
    Added another plugin, in this case Admin Management Xtended.
    Removed featured image from post and ran Search Again.
    Came up with "Failed to connect to error..."

    Test two:
    I then removed the WordPress installation and installed a new fresh install of WrodPress. Then:

    Deleted default plugins.
    Installed Video Thumbnails.
    Transferred and published different post with videos from other site.
    Ran Scan Past Posts.
    Imedieatly got "Error retrieving a thumbnail from the URL..." error message.

    These video urls are a standard YouTube video urls which Video Thumbnails HAD retrieved a thumbnails for (and set featured images for) earlier this week.

    Fresh install; no other plugins; error message; did not work!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/video-thumbnails/

  2. Sutherland Boswell
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the detailed report. As you can imagine, this has been hard to track down but it sounds like your hosting setup could help me troubleshoot. Do you mind sending me a login for a test installation where you're experiencing the issue? I'd really love to get this fixed but I can't replicate the problem on my local or remote server. sutherland.boswell@gmail.com

  3. cscottb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sure, I'll be glad to do that; and I agree, I am suspecting that it has something to do with the hosting environment.

    I just ran another test with 2 new videos, and got something different. This time it came up with a "✖ Couldn't find a video thumbnail for this post." message.

    I'll get that login info right to you.

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