Manage XML-RPC

Description

You can now disable XML-RPC to avoid Brute force attack for given IPs or can even enable access for some IPs. XML-RPC on WordPress is actually an API that gives developers who build mobile apps, desktop apps and other services, the ability to talk to a WordPress site. The XML-RPC API that WordPress provides gives developers, a way to write applications (for you) that can do many of the things that you can do when logged into WordPress via the web interface.

Features

Block XML-RPC by following way.

  • Disable pingback.ping, pingback.extensions.getPingbacks and Unset X-Pingback from HTTP headers, that will block bots to access specified method.
  • Disable/Block XML-RPC for all users.
  • Enable XML-RPC based on IP list.
  • Disable XML-RPC based on IP list.

Screenshots

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Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the β€˜Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the β€˜XML-RPC Settings’ screen to configure the plugin.

FAQ

Do I need to take a backup of my existing .htaccess file

Yes, it’s preferable to take a backup of existing .htaccess file.

What if .httaccess file doesn’t have writeable permission?

You can copy and paste new rule in your .htaccess file from plugin setting page.

Reviews

🌸5️⃣ 19, 2018
it might disable xml-rpc but it does not enable it. I have been unable to post to my wordpress, i whitelisted the ip using this plugin, it didn't help at all
πŸ‚ πŸ”Ÿ 8, 2016
Easy in use! Works great!! Block entirely the access, block only pingback or/and allow/denay by IP
πŸ‚ 9️⃣ 3, 2016
simply works. I don't use jetpack and I don't care about ping backs... but I hate the staggering amount of xmlrpc attacks I've been seeing the past few months. This plugin can elegantly turn the http://your.website/xmlrpc.php URL into a 403 for the would-be attacker. Thanks!
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Contributors & Developers

“Manage XML-RPC” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0

  • Beta release with basic testing.