How to Enable Remote Publishing in WordPress Blogs?
By on December 4th, 2009

provides users with an option to remotely publish posts using external tools or devices like Windows Live Writer. However, for security XML RPC was automatically disabled in newer versions of WordPress.

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If you see an error like XML-RPC services are disabled on this blogor Blog Server Error – Server Error 405 Occurred. It means that XML RPC is disabled on your blog.

To enable Remote publishing or XML RPC publishing on your blog, follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Login to your WordPress Admin Dashboard.

Step 2: Expand Settings and Click on Writing.

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Step 3: Scroll down till you see Remote publishing and select the checkbox next to Enable the WordPress, Movable Type, MetaWeblog and Blogger XML-RPC publishing protocols. You might also want to enable the Atom Publishing Protocol

Step 4: Click on Save Changes and try again, you should now be able to publish posts remotely to your WordPress blog.

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  • http://pledgingforchange.com karen @ Pledging for Change

    Hi Keith
    When this protocol is enabled does that mean USERS (authors/contributors) can also publish remotely without logging into their dashboard?
    Usually my users can only submit their posts for review before I publish them but recently a user self published from Poland. This was a shock I can tell you.
    Any ideas?

    • http://keithdsouza.com Keith Dsouza

      @karen – Yes – This means that authors can publish without logging into the dashboard. I don’t think contributors have publishing privileges.

 
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