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  • Resolved Tarasque


    My server recently changed their DNS and basically I got screwed up. They have something that is blocking XMLRPC.PHP and, because of this, I can no longer use ecto (an application that allows you to edit and post a lot easier, shareware) to get into the server and post my files without having to use the default wordpress editor.

    I had the same problem last year, and they fixed it. This year they won’t do it, they keep saying that “scripts like those are vulnerable”, and because of this they won’t do anything at all. This is considering that last year they did it and I’ve never had problems again with that file.

    Anyway, I’m already frustrated with the excellent support of my provider (never use, they are telling me that the only thing I can do is renaming XMLRPC.PHP to something else.

    Would that work?

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  • whooami



    sure.. then, use mod_rewrite to redirect anything looking for xmlrpc.php to your new file name.

    that sort of circumvents their fix though so they might not like it. 😛

    the real option would be to just edit template-functions-general.php at lines 104 and 707.. where that file name is defined. Put whatever you want in place of the file name.

    thats probably going to break whatever youre using though (ecto) since its (I presume) looking for THAT file name.

    thats not a wordpress issue though, thats an ecto issue, so I dont know how that could be fixed. Is ecto open source?

    ecto is a shareware program

    I’m tired of my webhost and I might change, so if the “possible” new webhost works out then I wouldn’t have to change it. Still, I’m going to read it just in case.

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