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xmlrpc problems with WordPress installations August 30, 2006

Posted by spikew in WindowsLiveWriter, WordPress.

Dear “Worst episode ever”,

Posting comments on your blog is generating permission denied errors, so I guess I’ll have to comment via a trackback. I hope those are working better 🙂

I’m glad to hear you got Windows Live Writer working. I’ve encountered a few other users who are having problems getting Writer working because their WordPress xmlrpc.php interface is generating bad responses. Can you tell me what you changed just so I can pass the word onto other WordPress users?


For anyone else encountering XMLRPC errors when connecting Windows Live Writer to a custom WordPress installation, we’ve found a few instances where WordPress plugins installed on the server where causing invalid XML-RPC responses to be generated.  If you are having problems, try disabling all of your WordPress plugins, and see if Writer can connect.  If this fixes Writer, you can try re-enabling each plugin one at a time to find the one that is breaking your XMLRPC interface.  If you find a WordPress plugin that is breaking Writer’s ability to connect, please post a comment here so I can follow-up with the plugin developers to resolve the problem.

Also, any WordPress experts out there with ideas about how to solve Michael’s WordPress problem, please help.



1. Andy - September 2, 2006

Worst Episode Ever here. Please fine the solution on this page. I’ve encountered a few permission denied errors on a number of forms in WordPress, I’m using a similar method of working around them using htaccess – I don’t know if that’s a fabulous solution or not but it seems to be working!

Paste the following script into htaccess file…

SecFilterInheritance Off

2. Andy - September 2, 2006

I can’t past the full script into this comments page without it disappearing. Email if you are interested and I can send you the rest….

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