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Better WP Security breaks XML-RPC (6 posts)

  1. blogjunkie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm not able to connect my blog to the iOS WordPress app through XMLRPC when BWP security is activated. Yes, I already checked the box under Settings ยป Writing. Disabling BWP fixes the problem. I only have Limit Logins and .htacces protection on.

    Just reporting this as a possible bug.. or maybe I'm missing a setting? Thanks

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-wp-security/

  2. purdue512
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just to confirm, our 3.3.0 sites are fine, but 3.3.1 breaks XMLRPC... I have cross-tested this in extremely consistent environments (same hosting, same everything). Only difference is the version... What changed in 3.3.1 that is causing the XMLRPC failures?

  3. roibot
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  4. DennisMurrell
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Guys

    In your WP Dashboard try turning off:

    Security > Tweaks > Server Tweaks > Filter Suspicious Query Strings

    I've got everything else selected. But turning this option off solved several other problems as well as getting a failed update in WordPress iOS.

    I'm able to use WordPress iOS again. Hope this helps.

    Regards - Dennis

  5. DennisMurrell
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Guys

    So, today I tried this same procedure on my other blogs and it just didn't work. WP iOS failed to update.

    So, I messed around with it a little bit and found a solution that did work:

    From the WP Dashboard go to Security > Tweaks and turn off every setting and save each section as you go except forWrite to WordPress Core Files. Make sure this option is selected.

    Now, starting at the top of the page, select all the options you want. And save each section as you go down the page.

    I selected all the options expect the very last one, Turn Off file editor in WordPress Backend. And iOS worked for and updated all my blogs.

    For some theme slider image problems, I needed to leave Filter Suspicious Query Strings unchecked. But that didn't affect iOS.

    Order matters. I once scripted htaccess files. But that was a decade ago. And I'm too rusty to sort it out tonight.

    Hope this helps. I'll see what happens tomorrow. :-)

    Regards - Dennis

  6. DennisMurrell
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Guys

    Everything is still working even after the 3.2 WordPress iOS update. So I'm happy with this work a round.

    It's a curious note that disabling the Better WP Security plugin without following the work a round won't solve the problem with iOS WordPress.

    Regards - Dennis

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