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Within "install plugins" I'm receiving an error stating "An Unexpected HTTP Error occurred during the API request." When I do a plugin search it throws me back to my site's 404 page. Any idea what would prevent my site from syncing properly with WordPress's servers?

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I added Hameedullah's code to functions.php and recevied this returned object(WP_Error)#21 (2) { ["errors"]=> array(1) { ["http_request_failed"]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(75) "Could not resolve host: api.wordpress.org; No data record of requested type" } } ["error_data"]=> array(0) { } }

Is this a curl transport issue?

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have you tried enabling debug mode and see if any PHP errors are shown? –  Brady May 18 '11 at 14:42
    
I haven't, are you using a plugin? –  Zach Shallbetter May 18 '11 at 14:56
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Here is how to enable debug –  Brady May 18 '11 at 15:07
    
Wow, so I used debug and the return was terrifying. I'm not sure even where to begin here. I don't see anything related to the plugin section of the site. pastebin.com/vrnk0ER0 –  Zach Shallbetter May 18 '11 at 16:13
    
All those errors are notices and and wouldn't cause a HTTP error –  Brady May 18 '11 at 16:24

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You can use the following code to dump the HTTP Api response, will help you figure out the cause of error.

function dump_http_api_response($response, $type="", $transport=null ) {
    if ( $type == "response" )
        var_dump ( $response );
}
add_action('http_api_debug', 'dump_http_api_response', 1, 3);

Example Output:

object(WP_Error)#15 (2) { ["errors"]=> array(1) { ["http_request_failed"]=> array(1) { [0]=> string(41) "Couldn't resolve host 'api.wordpress.org'" } } ["error_data"]=> array(0) { } }
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Thanks Hameedullah, what should I be looking for as a result? –  Zach Shallbetter May 18 '11 at 16:13
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In case of error 99.9% chances are the $response will be a WP_Error object. I am updating my answer to show the example dump. I have also made minor adjustment to add_action call to include priority and expected number of arguments. –  Hameedullah Khan May 18 '11 at 16:24
    
That worked, I've updated my post with the return. –  Zach Shallbetter May 18 '11 at 16:37
    
This ultimately solved my issue. The problem was Windows had dropped the gateway which was preventing WordPress from accessing anything externally. –  Zach Shallbetter May 18 '11 at 16:59

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