Fixing register_http_request_failed error on wordpress Jetpack

I finally got around to fixing WordPress Jetpack plugin!

This tool is a useful plugin that allows you to add a large amount of functionality that is turned on by default on wordpress.com accounts. This was something i was really interested in getting working because i wanted some more stats and other things.

Sadly when i installed the plugin on my host it gave errors when connecting my wordpress.com account saying “register_http_request_failed”

Not to be deterred, after much i found my was to install the Core-Control plugin. Once this was installed i went to Tools, Core-Control and activated “HTTP Access Module”. Once this was active it gave me an “External HTTP Access” tab. After turning off cURL by pressing “Disable Transport Method” the Jetpack plugin connected to WordPress successfully.

Hopefully this will resolve some people’s problems with this, if they were getting any issues, if anyone else has other issues, feel free to leave a comment!

21 thoughts on “Fixing register_http_request_failed error on wordpress Jetpack”

  1. Nice plugin! Thanks for the pointer.

    I don’t THINK it actually helped me fix my Jetpack problem (I think tuning down Apache’s memory footprint fixed the problem for me). But some great technical information coming out of that plugin – I know it’s going to be handy at some point.

  2. Wow! Great! This rly helps me with my problem on my windows server..
    Uhhmm.. But one question is open for me about this topic.. Am i able to active curl agin after i connected my blog to wordpress.com?

    1. My only suggestion is try it and see what happens. It may need to keep calling back to see if it works, but it cant hurt to test it!

    1. To upload a plugin you should to to your wordpress admin page and click plugins -> add new -> upload

      Then upload it. From there it should install it properly.

      The url will be /wp-admin/plugin-install.php?tab=upload if you installed wordpress on the default page.

      Or you can search for the plugin “core control” and then install it from the search bar

  3. Thank you for the consise share. It still works for wordpress 3.9.1.
    I encountered the error at a new aplus.net hosting.
    I never encountered before (bluehost, greengeeks, ipage, godaddy, networksolutions… )

  4. It is actually a nice and useful piece of information. I am glad that you simply shared this useful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This error message appeared after installing the SSL system. It solved the problem when I install the plugin settings . Thank you very much .

  6. Same problem different solution. In my situation php curl package doesn’t exists in the system (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS – LAMP) .

    Just try,

    apt-get install php5-curl
    /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

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