No more going slow – disable xmlrpc in wordpress

No more going slow – disable xmlrpc in wordpress

Stop xmlrpc attacks for good!

Don’t let your wordpress website be bogged down by ping-backs and xml request.  If you are the only one accessing your website , there should be no reason for xmlrpc to be active. WordPress sets it as default on installation but it is real easy to disable.

Step 1. Blocking XML-RPC in the .htaccess file

Input the following code near the top of your .htaccess file:

<Files xmlrpc.php>
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all

Step 2. Turn off trackbacks and pingbacks

From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Settings > Discussion.

It should look something like this:

In the top section you will see the following check-boxes. Turn them both off.


Done. The above 2 steps will turn XML-RPC completely off.

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