I’ve installed Wordpress using 000webhost own installer, and after it succeed, wordpress itself tells me that there’s a new version available, 4.7. I’ve tried using the built-in updater from Wordpress and it gave the following error:
Download failed.: cURL error 6: Could not resolve host: downloads.wordpress.org; Unknown error
I’ve tried to install a plugin from within Wordpress, but upon searching for one, I get this error:
An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org or this server’s configuration.
I then tried to get Akismet, the already-installed bundeled anti-spam plugin, to recognize my API Key so it starts working, and I’m greeted with this error:
Akismet can’t connect to your site.
Your firewall may be blocking Akismet. Please contact your host and refer to our guide about firewalls.
So I’m starting to suspect there’s something blocking outgoing connections in 000webhost’s servers, or Wordpress died overnight and nobody noticed.
I would really appreciate some assistance.
PS: Oh, also, I can’t connect via FTP, not sure if it’s related or not.