Support » Fixing WordPress » Dashboard not updating with latest news; Akismet can’t connect

  • 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 could not be established. Please check your server configuration.”

    “The key below was previously validated but a connection to 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.


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  • 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)?

    And I bet you also don’t get the notifications when there’s a new WP and no notifications when a plugin becomes outdated?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.

    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.

    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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