Dashboard not updating with latest news; Akismet can't connect (5 posts)

  1. insidethehall
    Posted 7 years ago #

    In the past two days, I've noticed that the incoming links and news updates have stopped appearing in my dashboard. And with Akismet, I've been getting the following error messages when I go into my configuration:

    "The key you entered could not be verified because a connection to akismet.com could not be established. Please check your server configuration."

    "The key below was previously validated but a connection to akismet.com can not be established at this time. Please check your server configuration."

    I am with Bluehost, running ver. 2.3.3 and I haven't changed any configurations with my server, so I'm really just wondering if any ideas as to what could be causing this. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.


  2. tmsg
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I've experienced the same thing for the past couple days. I'm running an older version (2.0.5). Are there any connection strings that can be verified manually (i.e. via wget)?

  3. Roy
    Posted 6 years ago #

    And I bet you also don't get the notifications when there's a new WP and no notifications when a plugin becomes outdated? I have that very issue since I upgraded to 2.5, but I haven't found an answer yet.

  4. tmsg
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Fixed it. Had nothing to do with WP.

    System was reloaded and resolvers weren't listed in /etc/resolv.conf during initial Apache startup. Resolvers were added shortly thereafter but Apache hadn't been restarted since. PHP and/or Apache must pull resolvers once at startup; Dashboard and Akismet both working fine now after Apache restart.

  5. Roy
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Right, I don't have much of an idea what you're talking about. Is this something that I can try too? Do you host your own website or can you restart Apache from the control panel or something?

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