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RSS Error: WP HTTP Error: Failed to connect to...Network is Unreachable (20 posts)

  1. Joeburger25
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Theme Responsive with 8 Widgets
    URL: http://www.comrade.co.nf
    You are using WordPress 3.5.1.

    On the dashboard in the incoming links section it says:

    RSS Error: WP HTTP Error: Failed to connect to 2a00:1450:4001:c02::93: Network is unreachable

    Dashboard WordPress blog widget:

    RSS Error: WP HTTP Error: couldn't connect to host

    Other WordPress news:

    RSS Error: WP HTTP Error: couldn't connect to host

    The default RSS reader will not resolve any feed that I try to give it. Same error message. Feeds that I know work such as:
    http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/index.php?forums/-/index.rss

    I understand that this may be an issue with my shared hosting server at biz.nf I have another wordpress site version 3.5.1 with another hosting provider and no issue there.

    I also have issue looking for new plugins within the wordpress dashboard. I receive this message when I look for plugins:

    An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org or this server’s configuration. If you continue to have problems, please try the support forums.

    Is there any hack or fix to get around this?

    My issue seems to be similar to those described here:
    http://codecorner.galanter.net/2011/06/03/solution-for-wordpress-curl-ipv6-error-network-is-unreachable/
    and here:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/rss-error-wp-http-error-couldnt-connect-to-host-v321?replies=3
    and here:
    http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/15193/wp-http-error-couldnt-connect-to-host-for-rss-feeds-on-same-domain
    and here:
    http://bitnami.com/forums/forums/wordpress/topics/rss-error-wp-http-error-couldn-t-connect-to-host
    and here:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1917850/wp-http-error-couldnt-connect-to-host
    and here:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/programming-talk/575613-rss-error-wp-http-error-couldnt-connect-host-v3-3-1-a.html

    I do remember that at some point I was able to search for new plugins through the dashboard only for a brief moment. I do not have SSH acess to my site, but I do have FTP access. I assume I cannot be the only one with this issue. If anyone knows of some ways to fix similar issues I would appreciate any help. Please don't respond simply saying to check with my web hosting provider.

  2. Joeburger25
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I should also note that I have tried disabling all plugins. Then I renamed the plugins folder to plugins.hold to remove any hidden plugins. This did not resolve the issue.

  3. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you manually reinstall WordPress from a fresh download - except the wp-content folder?

  4. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am not sure I understand completely. Incoming links that you add to read or display are only done with an RSS Widget. The incoming links shown in the Dashboard itself are put in by Google Blog Search.

    [edit] Sorry, didn't see the second problem. What Krishna said.

  5. Joeburger25
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I actually decided to reinstall wordpress due to another reason and the issue was present before too.

  6. Joeburger25
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    well, I could care less about the Incoming links area actually. I just want to get the RSS reader working

  7. Joeburger25
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just think that they are a related issue because of the similar error descriptions

  8. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Change the wp-config file to read define('WP_DEBUG', true); to see what error are reported when you go to your site.

  9. Joeburger25
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hmm...did that and got this.

    Warning: include_once(/srv/disk11/1376613/www/comrade.co.nf/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache-phase1.php) [function.include-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /srv/disk11/1376613/www/comrade.co.nf/wp-content/advanced-cache.php on line 10

    Warning: include_once() [function.include]: Failed opening '/srv/disk11/1376613/www/comrade.co.nf/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache-phase1.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php-5.3.22/share/pear') in /srv/disk11/1376613/www/comrade.co.nf/wp-content/advanced-cache.php on line 10

    Seems to be related to a plugin that I installed then deactivated called WP Super Cache. It's purpose was to speed up page load times.

  10. Joeburger25
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I renamed my plugins.hold folder back to plugins now and that above is gone but I still have

    RSS Error: WP HTTP Error: couldn't connect to host

  11. Joeburger25
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    debug is still true but I am not getting any error messages at the top of my dashboard. Should I be looking somewhere else?

  12. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No messages is a good thing.

    How did you install WordPress? Did you do it or did you use something like Fatastico?

  13. Joeburger25
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Zacky Installer on my host control panel

  14. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You should try to install WordPress manually. Those scripted installs sometimes do not work correctly.

    After WP is working change debug back to false. Does this happen when you use the twenty12 theme? Responsive also has direct support here.

  15. SMARTRec
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I've tried to install manually, tried 3.71, tried 3.61, scripted install, you name it. It won't load themes, plug-ins, nor RSS feeds.

    Still get these same errors and haven't seen a thread anywhere that points to a solution for this problem.

    The only headway, if you want to call it that, was disabling security temporarily in .htaccess so that update.php was wide open, but then the interface blew up... so I think it has more to do with mod_security than anything else because I'm on 3 different hosts, and 2 work and 1 doesn't.

  16. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    @SMARTRec: If you require assistance then, as per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic. This topic is 6 months old and references a much older version of WordPress.

  17. casper14209
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    @Joeburger25, any progress, having almost the same EXACT issues you are when trying to pull any RSS feed from our multisite system.

  18. Joeburger25
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Give me a bit to investigate. I am looking back on the site to see if I ever fixed it.

  19. Joeburger25
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    As it turns out, this issue was never resolved for me, and I subsequently abandoned the development of the site.

    If you have similar issues to mine, you should look into these solutions:

    1. Attempt to re-install WordPress manually (i.e. don't use fantastico or zacky .etc)
    (this has been known NOT to solve [SMARTRec], but heck maybe worth a try)

    2. Try another web host
    - SMARTRec has reported that 2 out of 3 of their hosts have this issue

    It appears the issue is generated from certain web hosts blocking certain inbound/outbound ports on the web servers.

    I am sorry I was not able to provide more help.

    I want to thank kmessinger for his recurring help, and I want to thank the others that posted they have similar issues: SMARTRec, casper14209
    as it has helped eliminate potential solutions.

    Due to the frustrations I have had with WordPress across different web hosts (usually slow responsiveness) and now this, I will be abandoning all use of WordPress for future websites.

    Good luck to all of you out there, and Press on!

  20. casper14209
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thanks for the response Joeburger25, sad to see you go from the WP community. All in all, I think this is the best Blog/CMS system I have developed on/for, but there are many that I haven't tried.

    I haven't had much luck in my efforts on this one yet, but will now begin to process through what I can and if anything successful happens, I will be sure to return. :-)

    Good luck in future endeavors,
    Vince

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