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[resolved] can I rename xmlrpc.php and still use jetpack (5 posts)

  1. mbbui
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My hosting server gave me this reply

    xmlrpc.php script is quite commonly installed with many free blogging. Unfortunately, it is quite easy to exploit and often abused by amateur 'hackers' and spamming groups for malicious purposes.

    A number of plugins still use xmlrpc.php and the solution is normally to rename the xmlrpc.php file to another file name. However Jetpack requires the file to always be called xmlrpc.php and these changes won't work.

    Is there anything can be done to allow jetpack stats to work with my blog?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jetpack/

  2. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    As you mentioned, Jetpack requires the file to always be called xmlrpc.php. If you rename the file, you won't be able to connect Jetpack to WordPress.com.

    Could you contact your hosting provider, and ask them if they would be willing to unblock your XML-RPC file? XML-RPC is safe, and is used on millions of WordPress sites already.

  3. mbbui
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It was my hosting company gave me the response above. I am not sure why they are so nervous of that file but I am not sure they will change their policy for me. I cannot change from them until at leat next year so I gues jetpack is gone for me :-(

  4. johnstna
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    are there other plugins that can be used to access some similar functionality. I have used jetpack publicize to enable interface with social media such as linkedin, twitter and facebook. I have also used jetpack to get some workpress access stats

  5. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    It was my hosting company gave me the response above.

    In this case, I'm afraid there is not much more I can do to help, short of recommending that you switch to a different hosting provider. Many apps and services use the XML-RPC file to communicate with your site, and I'm afraid that other plugins that provide services similar to Jetpack Publicize also use that XML-RPC file.

    To replace Jetpack Stats, however, you could use Google Analytics:
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/

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