Old cURL doesn't understand subjectAltName and can't connect to https://wordpress.org/
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On a shared hosting platform the following error occured when updating the default themes from within the admin:
"An error occurred while updating Twenty Eleven: Download failed. SSL: certificate subject name '*.wordpress.org' does not match target host name 'wordpress.org'"
This issue has been raised on the wordpress forums by other users. http://20103399nl.forums.wordpress.org/topic/themas-installeren-werkt-niet-meer-bij-wordpress-37 (dutch)
A (temporary) solution editing core has been mentioned as well which points to a possible cause:
in /wp-includes/class-http.php changing 'sslverify' => true to 'sslverify' => false will enable the themes to be updated.
Change History (6)
- Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
- Resolution set to wontfix
- Status changed from new to closed
- Summary changed from After upgrade to WordPress 3.7 updating Wordpress default themes is not possible to Old cURL doesn't understand subjectAltName and can't connect to https://wordpress.org/