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[Resolved] Cannot search for plugins, i get an error.

  • Hi everyone,

    i am trying to look for plugins but when i click the keyword and i hit the search button, this is what i get:

    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.

    I saw it happened to other people but i didn’t understand how to fix it.

    Is there anyone who would help me?



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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    This is almost certainly a server configuration issue. The most common cause is a failure to implement cUrl in PHP. Contact your hosts about it.

    Thanks a lot esmi, i will contact them then and see if they can fix it for me!
    I will let you know if they resolve the problem.


    A plugin is causing the problem. Have to contact developer to see if can be fixed..



    What was the plugin Fab_DM?

    Actually is a problem on my server i found out, not my plugin.
    Been tested on many different sites and works so definetely problem on Hostgator.

    Will contact them again and see if they can help me to fix this problem..

    So finally sorted this issue. This is what i have been told by my hosting provider and everything is working now!

    “The installation in question was hitting one of the rlimits we have in place during the search. I have raised the limit and was then able to search for plugins without issue.”

    No idea what an “rlimit” is but then if you have such a problem get in touch with your hosting and they should fix this for you.

    Hope this helps anyone with my same problem.

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