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  • When I want to update plugins, I get all the time error messages:

    Update Failed: Download failed. cURL error 35: OpenSSL SSL_connect: SSL_ERROR_SYSCALL in connection to

    And also if I try to install a plugin I get an error:

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

    Is there any solution?

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  • I can confirm this. I experienced the same error on multiple websites.

    In my case this error was given (on multiple websites) when trying to update Yoast. While updating Wordfence worked just fine. So I assume it only affects certain servers.

    When trying to update several times the errors also cycled between:
    “An error occurred while updating Yoast SEO: Download failed. cURL error 35: OpenSSL SSL_connect: SSL_ERROR_SYSCALL in connection to”

    And “Yoast SEO: Download failed. cURL error 56: Recv failure: Connection reset by peer”

    I have the same problem on my website, the error 35 and the unexpected problem errors shows up for every plugin that I want to update and when I tried to install a new plugin

    My first thought was maybe I made an error using wordfench to delete some files it found in its scan so I used a back up to return my site to a version before I let wordfench delete the files but this did not work.

    After I used the backup my site was on an older version of WordPress. When I tried updating WordPress I got the error 56.

    I did notice. When I keep trying over and over to update or install new plugins eventually one of the tries will work but this is extremely annoying.

    Is this a problem with WordPress or is there an issue with my web host server?

    Same here. Multiple sites, both 4.9.1 and 4.9.2 versions of wp. My hosting co showed me this

    Kinda confirms yet that was 9 days ago. Ticket was closed and marked a fixed even though it’s not fixed.

    For anyone experiencing these issues – if you have SSH access to the server where your site is hosted could you ping me on Slack to troubleshoot? If not, could you ask your hosting company to contact me directly? Email: barry [at] or @barry on Slack.

    The errors are gone again. And the updating works again.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by  sunnybeach.
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