I'm pretty new to blogging but also try my best at being security conscious. I don't seem to be getting the update service working at all, however if i login to a site like http://technorati.com/ and then force a ping from their end on our blog, they are able to successfully index the site.
The reason i speak about security above is because i followed several security guides all about wordpress to try and reduce the chances of the blog being hacked. And i just wonder if its one of my security steps that has perhaps caused the issue. (ie wp-admin folder completly locked down via htaccess file only allowing my network LAN ip address range access into the folder, etc)
Also i see that wordpress i assume uses xml-rpc from different bits i've found whilst looking about, well i haven't got this compiled into my php - apache set-up and wonder if this is perhaps causing a problem, having said that i haven't read anything yet that says its required to be installed so....?
If anyone has any ideas i'd be interested to here them.