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  • Have WP 3.0.1 installed on a Windows machine behind our school firewall running XAMPP 1.7.3. My guess is the proxy server at our school must be blocking the HTTP request from WordPress to the plugin/theme site.

    Of course I could be way off in my understanding of the inner workings of WordPress. However, is there a proxy server setting anywhere internally in WP for when WP wants to contact an outside web connection for things such as downloading themes and/or plugins?

    I’ve searched for someone with a similar problem, but no luck yet. Will keep searching.

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    There’s no option to configure a proxy setting anywhere in WordPress – to the best of my knowledge. Looks like you may have to download plugins & themes manually.

    @esmi – Thank you for your response. Good information to know.

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