Support » Plugins » Plugin Update Error : Download failed.: couldn’t connect to host

  • The title shows everything. I cannot update my plugin automatically, and I didn’t installed WPAU or things like that. My WordPress version is 2.7

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    All in One SEO Pack
    Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu
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  • not sure if this is wp related issue or just my setting — but i’ve never managed to get any success on the auto update plugin. of course, i can manually download these plugins but, would like to use this superb wp feature

    errors are:
    a) could not connect to host
    b) name lookup timed out
    c) connect() timed out!

    appreciate any suggestion to fix.

    ok this solves mine: download and disable Curl

    None of the “fixes” so far worked for me – I have to use cURL on the server for other purposes. My “fix” is to use my ftp client and upload updates manually – as I did prior to version 2.6. I hope the WP team works this out in the next version.

    this happen to me too. hope WP team find solution for this. this really make me trouble.

    I’m facing the same issue. I cannot upgrade the plugin automatically and I cannot upgrade the WordPress itself automatically.

    If manual upgrade, it can work. FTP credentials are also okay. I’ve even checked with my hosting company and they’ve verified it’s not their issue.

    This is the reply from them.

    – What we suspect the idle FTP Client of WordPress is used up at the time you try to perform the update. However, the best way to find out is to ask WordPress itself.

    The manual download from the server itself is working but the automatic upgrade is not.

    Hopefully WordPress can help out with this?


    I’ve got the same problem, and it happened since I moved my blog to new hosts..

    I tried installing WP core-control plugin as af3 suggested above, but i couldnt’ find where’s the setting of Curl?

    there’re only: Cron Module 0.7, Updates Module 0.6, HTTP Access Logger Module 0.7, Filesystem Module 0.6, HTTP Access Module 0.6.. which one affects this update problem..

    thanks before..

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