[resolved] SSL Enabled on Admin pages. Now getting RSS errors in Dashboard (2 posts)

  1. cacv12000
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello all,

    I've enabled SSL on my WordPress admin pages using define('FORCE_SSL_ADMIN', true); in wp-config.php. SSL is working now.
    However, the "Incoming Links", "WordPress Blog", and "Other WordPress news" sections on the dashboard do not load.

    Below is an example of an error I get in the above mentioned sections:

    RSS Error: WP HTTP Error: Could not open handle for fopen() to http://wordpress.org/news/feed/

    Any ideas what could be wrong?

  2. cacv12000
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've resolved the issue.
    The problem was that my iptables firewall on my server was preventing outbound connections and DNS lookups. Therefore, WordPress timed out when trying to access external URLs.


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