What is XML-RPC good for?
Hiya wordpress.org forumers,
I was wondering if anyone could clarify a few things for me
XML-RPC is used by blogging client software to automatically post to blogs.
My understanding is that XML-RPC is a container protocol for sending requests from a client application to the WordPress server. Inside of XML-RPC are calls made using the Blogger/Metaweblogs/MoveableType APIs.
All of the examples I’ve seen of using XML-RPC seem to be focused around posts and categories. So far I’ve seen nothing to indicate it can be used for more advanced things than posting to a blog. Is this true?
I saw something somewhere that made it seem like I might be able to execute any PHP code through the XML-RPC interface? (this would be excellent)
Long story short, I’m trying to find out if I can use XML-RPC to get meta-information from all the comments on my blog, and then automatically shut down comments on blog posts that are older than a certain date and don’t have any comments.
Using a plugin isn’t an option because I’m using WordPress Multiuser.
Thanks in advanced, I hope this post gets more than just crickets chirping. 🙂
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