I have tried to upgrade plugins and wordpress version to 2.8.4 – latest version from automatic upgrade plugin but encountered this error message on dashboard:
RSS Error: WP HTTP Error: name lookup timed out
Disable all the Plugins and have a check with upgrade because other active plugins may affect in upgrade.
– Download and install this plugin manually:
– Once you have activated this plugin from wordpress admin area, Load the “Core Control” settings page and activate the “HTTP Module”.
– Go to the new tab fore the “HTTP Module” and test CURL. You will most likely receive the following error message:
“An Error has occured: name lookup timed out”
– Now click the “Disable Transport” link in for CURL. You should now be able install/upgrade plugins and wordpress updates.