Unable to Establish Secure Connection Fix
WordPress errors are somewhat rare, but the platform is so popular that almost all of them are well-cataloged. For example, the WordPress secure connection error pops up rarely, but when it does, it can hinder you from installing new plugins and themes.Unable to Establish Secure Connection Fix ( Turorial below )
If you have full access to your server, fixing this error isn’t overly complicated. The only problem is, it can have more than one cause, so you may need to try a few things before you hit the jackpot. In this article, we’ll talk more about what the WordPress secure connection error is, and teach you multiple ways to fix it. Let’s get to it!
Unlike other bugs such as the White Screen of Death, you’re given a clue as to what’s wrong. The bad news is the advice it gives you on how to solve the error is rather lackluster. There are several ways to tackle this particular error, but first, let’s talk about some of its potential causes:
– Your website is under a heavy load. If you’re using shared hosting, for example, a lot of traffic can cause a strain on your server’s resources. That strain can cause your connection requests to WordPress.org to time out.
– A misconfiguration in your server. In some cases, your website might try to connect to the wrong address instead of WordPress.org due to a misconfiguration.
– A problem with your firewall. A lot of modern web hosts implement a firewall system that blocks potential malicious connections. To do this, those firewalls often block entire ports as a precaution, and it might be they disabled the one your website needs.
– Your website can’t run the necessary script to get the files it needs. When your server tries to download a file from a remote source, it runs a command line tool called cURL. We’ll talk more about how it works later, but suffice to say, if the tool isn’t there your site won’t be able to establish the connection it needs.
In the next section, we’ll teach you how to troubleshoot most of those issues. However, if the source of the error is an abundance of traffic, you may want to consider waiting it out, upgrading your plan, or contacting your host to see if they can increase your server’s resources temporarily.