Q: What do I do if I encounter: cURL error 7: Failed to connect to excellent-bid.nl port 443: Connection refused?
If you are having issues with a stuck or bad cron job on your WordPress Site we recommend first going through the steps in this article.
Problem with Using Solution #3 from the article
When first using WP Crontrol to address your cron job issues, it is possible that you will encounter the following error prompt on your WordPress dashboard:
cURL error 7: Failed to connect to excellent-bid.nl port 443: Connection refused
If you see the above error, please take note of the error before using the solution below in your wp-config.php file:
define( 'ALTERNATE_WP_CRON', true );define( 'WP_CRON_LOCK_TIMEOUT', 1 );
When using this solution to address your issues with cron jobs, from that point onward WP Crontrol will constantly show the above to be true.
With this, you should stop the error prompt pointing to the connection error. You will have solved the problem of feed items not importing due to a bad or stuck cron job. However, you will not be able to import any images with your feed items when using Feed to Post or Excerpts & Thumbnails.
You will need to get assistance from your host to fix and address an issue with Firewall settings blocking the image import.