Could not establish connection. Please ensure your firewall is not blocking requests to

Had to reinstall wordpress on clients site and now I cam getting the error: Could not establish connection. Please ensure your firewall is not blocking requests to

We switched from primary domain to and removed the old installation of wordpress with X Theme, reinstalled new wordpress installation, installed X Theme, updated production url and are trying to validate.

I’ve spoken with GoDaddy for hosting: is not blocked
– allow_url_fopen is on
– cURL support is enabled
– OpenSSL support is enabled

They are also able to ping and sent this:

$ curl -I
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: nginx/1.10.3 (Ubuntu)
Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:06:39 GMT
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Connection: keep-alive
X-Powered-By: PHP/5.5.30
Link:; rel=“
Cache-Control: max-age=86400
Expires: Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:06:38 GMT

Please advise.


In that case, would you mind providing us with login credentials so we can take a closer look? Please provide following information:

Set it as Secure Note

  • Link to your site
  • WordPress Admin username / password
  • FTP credentials
  • Purchase Code

All the best!

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I have exactly the same problem. How did you solve it?

Hi @md112945,

Would you mind providing the same information in a secure note and in your own thread? We’re not sure if it’s already fixed on his end, but we could also check your site’s issue regarding this :slight_smile:


I made a secure note…

Hi there,

I deleted your secure note. You should only provide them in your own thread for security purposes. Please start a new thread and link it here.


You mean by ‘thread’ starting a new topic?

Hi There,

Yes, please create a new topic because if you provide a “Secure Note” here, it will be visible to the original poster.

In the meantime, please do the solutions provided here.