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  • I should also note that I have tried disabling all plugins. Then I renamed the plugins folder to plugins.hold to remove any hidden plugins. This did not resolve the issue.




    Can you manually reinstall WordPress from a fresh download – except the wp-content folder?

    Moderator kmessinger


    I am not sure I understand completely. Incoming links that you add to read or display are only done with an RSS Widget. The incoming links shown in the Dashboard itself are put in by Google Blog Search.

    [edit] Sorry, didn’t see the second problem. What Krishna said.

    I actually decided to reinstall wordpress due to another reason and the issue was present before too.

    well, I could care less about the Incoming links area actually. I just want to get the RSS reader working

    I just think that they are a related issue because of the similar error descriptions

    Moderator kmessinger


    Change the wp-config file to read define('WP_DEBUG', true); to see what error are reported when you go to your site.

    hmm…did that and got this.

    Warning: include_once(/srv/disk11/1376613/www/ [function.include-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /srv/disk11/1376613/www/ on line 10

    Warning: include_once() [function.include]: Failed opening ‘/srv/disk11/1376613/www/’ for inclusion (include_path=’.:/usr/local/php-5.3.22/share/pear’) in /srv/disk11/1376613/www/ on line 10

    Seems to be related to a plugin that I installed then deactivated called WP Super Cache. It’s purpose was to speed up page load times.

    I renamed my plugins.hold folder back to plugins now and that above is gone but I still have

    RSS Error: WP HTTP Error: couldn’t connect to host

    debug is still true but I am not getting any error messages at the top of my dashboard. Should I be looking somewhere else?

    Moderator kmessinger


    No messages is a good thing.

    How did you install WordPress? Did you do it or did you use something like Fatastico?

    Zacky Installer on my host control panel

    Moderator kmessinger


    You should try to install WordPress manually. Those scripted installs sometimes do not work correctly.

    After WP is working change debug back to false. Does this happen when you use the twenty12 theme? Responsive also has direct support here.

    I’ve tried to install manually, tried 3.71, tried 3.61, scripted install, you name it. It won’t load themes, plug-ins, nor RSS feeds.

    Still get these same errors and haven’t seen a thread anywhere that points to a solution for this problem.

    The only headway, if you want to call it that, was disabling security temporarily in .htaccess so that update.php was wide open, but then the interface blew up… so I think it has more to do with mod_security than anything else because I’m on 3 different hosts, and 2 work and 1 doesn’t.



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    @smartrec: If you require assistance then, as per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic. This topic is 6 months old and references a much older version of WordPress.

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