Support » Fixing WordPress » xmlrpc not working with v1.52 Strayhorn

  • midtoad


    I’ve upgraded to 1.52 and now I want to try a blogging client. So far I’ve tried MarsEdit, Ecto, and 3 Mac OS X dashboard widgets, and none of them work. I suspect some problem with my xmlrpc.php, which is located at I also made a copy as xmlrpc2.php. I can reach these pages with a server, but of course I get a message saying “XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only.”

    I recall some security issue a couple of versions back, and had deleted an earlier version of the file. I wonder if it’s possible that I modified my httpd.conf so that it prevents proper functioning?

    Some of the clients that I’ve tried complain that they’re not getting back proper xml.

    Anyone have a suggestion?


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  • Moderator James Huff


    Halfelf Minion 🚀

    Deactivate all of your active plugins and try again (preferably with Ecto).



    More than likely this is mod_security issue; I experienced similar issues not too long ago. Try renaming xml-rpc.php to something else – something not using ‘XML’ or ‘RPC’ in the filename – then make sure you change any settings in things like external clients; when they post they should look for the new file, not xml-rpc.php – See if it works.



    hmm. I only had one plug, a Google highlighter, activated, but I disactived it anyway. I then copied xmlrpc.php to xinput.php, and told Ecto to look for that. When it offers to update its cache of articles, it gives the following error:
    A list of blogs could not be retrieved! Please verify the account you created

    Is there anything else I could try?


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