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  • I am trying to fix my broken links on my site ( and I am using Xenu to find broken links. The report it generates shows a lot of links referring to an XMLRPC file. When looking at the source I see it is in my head section of the HTML.

    <link rel=”pingback” href=”; />

    But when I look in my header.php file in my backend I do not see it anywhere.

    Is there a way to get rid of this reference to fix the broken links in my report?


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  • The file is present and appears to be functioning normally.

    xmlrpc.php only accepts “POST” requests. Is Xenu just reporting it as a broken link, or is it reporting it as a 405 (method not allowed message) response?

    The Xenu report shows this:
    error code: 405 (method is not allowed), linked from page(s):


    Xenu is using ‘GET’ requests when it checks your links, just like your browser would. You won’t need to do anything to fix the file or the links. Nothing is actually broken. The xmlrpc.php file isn’t supposed to accept that type of request. 🙂

    Thanks for your help. Is there a way to stop all of these errors from showing up on my Xenu report?

    You might be able to add to Xenu’s exclusion list.

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