What is the xmlrpc.php file in WordPress.com and what does it do?

One important file on your WordPress.com blog is called xmlrpc.php.

Where is it found?

It is found at yoursite.wordpress.com/xmlrpc.php. Replace mysite.wordpress.com with your site’s URL.

XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only.

This is not an error. It is a statement saying that only POST requests can be sent. Sent? We will talk about this in a second.

The WordPress.com app for iOS and Android uses the xmlrpc.php file. In fact, this is crucial for the application to work.

A ‘request’ is what the program sends to the xmlrpc.php file. A POST request, mentioned earlier, is a request to post a WordPress blog post or page onto your blog.

You can use several xmlrpc coding libraries to post to your blog with code. As there are so many, I can’t give you documention for all of them.

I hope you now know about the usage of xmlrpc.php. If you have any questions or concerns, leave them below in the comments section.

Epic Chas Gamer 😎

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s