Wordpress supports the xml-rpc protocol, which is a way for third party software to communicate with the WP admin, for instance to create or delete posts. The protocol is a favourite target of hackers.

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SSO / authentication integration with external 'directory service'

I'm about to start working on a prototype for a client - and one of the required features is integration with an in-house user authentication / registration system. This system will act as the ...
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WordPress as XML-RPC client?

I want to sync post edits on two sites. Test environment, not production. Single direction (site A to site B, but not backwards). Basically I edit post at my local test stack and same post (part of ...
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How to get all posts (in chunks) via XML-RPC?

I would like to retrieve all posts of a blog via the XML-RPC API of Wordpress. There are the methods of blogger.getRecentPosts and metaWeblog.getRecentPosts which - given a sufficiently high value as ...
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Extending xml rpc - best practice

I need to add custom methods to the Xml-Rpc file and have found the following: // Custom plugins add_filter('xmlrpc_methods', 'custom_xmlrpc_methods'); function custom_xmlrpc_methods($methods) { ...
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Possible to filter the posts or categories that XML-RPC users see in their mobile application?

Is it possible to filter the posts or categories that XML-RPC users see in their mobile application? I have a plugin that hooks into pre_get_posts and list_terms_exclusions to do what I need it to do....
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Creating post content from external web scraper via JSON or RPC

I'm looking for a way to post content from a web scraper external to our Wordpress site to post content its scraped into our site. Right now, I have the scraped content formatted into JSON. Could I ...
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How to validate XML-RPC post creation and cancel when needed?

I have an IFTTT recipe that creates posts for me on some occasion, but for some weird reason it creates three, sometimes four posts of the same content. I would like to add an add_action hook/...
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get total number of images from media using xml-rpc

I have large number of images in media library so I am accessing images in chunks via pagination in my Ruby on Rails application. I pass page number and offset to wp.getMediaLibrary API and it returns ...
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wp.getUsers XML-RPC method is returning only 50 users, how can i get all the users

In my iphone app i am trying to list out all the users using the wp.getUsers XML-RPC method, but its not returning all the users, in that blog i have around 180 members , but it has returned only 50 ...
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How to secure WordPress XMLRPC?

XMLRPC is great for remote publishing to WordPress, but there has been many security issues attributed to it. How do it make it more secure? More specifically, only user from the intranet will be ...