Support » Plugin: Disable XML-RPC » Plugin no longer removing link tags after upgrade to 4.7.1

  • Prior to upgrading from 4.7.0, this plugin worked, however, immediately after upgrading WP core to 4.7.1, the link tag with the xmlrpc.php link re-appears, and can’t get it remove.

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  • Plugin Author Phil Erb

    (@philerb)

    Could you provide an example? If the problem is on a public page, provide a URL. If it’s a private site or the problem requires a login, could you share a screenshot?

    Thread Starter usefulz

    (@usefulz)

    Plugin Author Phil Erb

    (@philerb)

    Can I assume that you’re referring to the ‘pingback’ and ‘EditURI’ headers?

    The plugin utilizes the xmlrpc_enabled filter (https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/hooks/xmlrpc_enabled/) which disables XML-RPC methods that require authentication. It does not control pingbacks or other custom endpoints that don’t require authentication.

    As such, that filter (which is a part of WordPress Core and was introduced in WordPress 3.5) has never removed those headers.

    Are there other XML-RPC or security plugins that you’re using that may have removed those headers prior to WordPress 4.7.1?

    Thread Starter usefulz

    (@usefulz)

    Yes, referring to pingback link tags. What’s the most effective way of removing these headers then?

    Thread Starter usefulz

    (@usefulz)

    Okay, I figured out to do this via another plugin. Please close/delete this issue as invalid, thanks!

    Plugin Author Phil Erb

    (@philerb)

    Just to add it here as a reference, there are two things to do to remove those headers:

    1) Disable pingbacks and trackbacks in the WordPress Dashboard under Settings > Discussion. This will remove the pingback header.

    2) Add the following line of code to your theme’s functions.php file or a custom plugin. This will remove the EditURI header:

    remove_action ('wp_head', 'rsd_link');

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