GnuTLS recv error (-9): A TLS packet with unexpected length was received. – Error while activating Jetpack

I just tried to activate Jetpack on a blog that a friend of mine operates, but for some reason I received the error message above as I tried to activate Jetpack. So, what did I have to do? I did some Googling, and luckily I found a solution, so now I have Jetpack up and running on the blog.

So, what can you do if you get the following error message as you try to activate Jetpack on your WordPress blog?

[stextbox id=”grey”]¬†GnuTLS recv error (-9): A TLS packet with unexpected length was received.[/stextbox]

I can not guarantee that this solution will solve the problem for you like it did for me, but hopefully it will. Just follow these steps, which I followed myself to get this working.

  •  GnuTLS recv errorDownload the WordPress plugin Core Control.
  • Activate Core Control.
  • Go to Tools – Core Control.
  • Check the box next to "HTTP Access Module."
  • Save and press the External HTTP access in the menu at the top.
  • Look for cUrl and Disable Transport.
  • Now you should try to activate Jetpack again.

This worked for me, and just to be nice I went back and reversed all my changes done with Core Control (I activate transport for cUrl and removed the check from HTTP Access Module). Then I disabled the plugin and everything is working great. Hope this has helped you as well!

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