There is one similar question, but I can't seem to get round to what's going on. So any help appreciated...

The following code works just fine on localhost, but when on the live site I get the following: WP HTTP Error: connect() timed out!

            <?php if (function_exists('fetch_feed')) { ?>
        <?php include_once(ABSPATH . WPINC . '/feed.php');
        $feed = fetch_feed('http://participmontpellier.wordpress.com/feed/');
        if ( ! is_wp_error( $feed ) ) : 
            $limit = $feed->get_item_quantity(2);
            $items = $feed->get_items(0,$limit);
        if (!$items){
            echo $feed->get_error_message(); 

        } else {
            foreach ($items as $item) { ?>
                <h4><?php echo $item->get_date('F j, Y'); ?></h4>
                <p><?php echo $item->get_title(); ?></p>

            <?php }
        } ?>
     <?php } ?>


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    – cybmeta
    Nov 18, 2014 at 12:09

1 Answer 1


At first check or set the timeout window on the online install, keyword max_execution_time.

Also a hint to the feed, there have a issue, often also a problem for the connection: http://validator.w3.org/feed/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fparticipmontpellier.wordpress.com%2Ffeed%2F

Also a chance is a plugin or function inside the Theme, that cut the connection.

The last point, that you should check this two constants. Ther should be on true value for connections.


More background about WordPress and Offline Topic can you find in this source of the plugin. But you must check the contrary ;)

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