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Opened 22 months ago

Last modified 15 months ago

#56276 new enhancement

Check hosting compatibility for Mobile Application to work with the site

Reported by: oglekler's profile oglekler Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Site Health Keywords:
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Description

Some hosting companies are closing XML-RPC for better security, but if customers will ask for it to be white listed, it can be done.

This way attentive user can discover that there is mobile application which can be used and also if there are obstacles for this.

For more information about this issue with hostings, recording from 'WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 20th July 2022 – WordPress Mobile Apps' can be viewed.

Change History (4)

#1 @Clorith
22 months ago

Given that there are various security-related precautions that one needs to be aware of by enabling XML-RPC, I'm wondering if there are better ways to address this than throwing a recommendation that they may want to ask their host to enable this.

What is the Mobile teams current implementation strategy for moving away from XML-RPC and to the core REST API for example? This would negate the need for XML-RPC entirely, and I would love to hear from the team about that.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #mobile by clorith. View the logs.


22 months ago

#3 @jkmassel
22 months ago

What is the Mobile teams current implementation strategy for moving away from XML-RPC and to the core REST API for example? This would negate the need for XML-RPC entirely, and I would love to hear from the team about that.

Given the application-specific password flow, this should be technically feasible. That said, I wouldn't expect this work to get on the roadmap prior to the completion of the [WordPress App Simplification project]https://make.wordpress.org/mobile/2022/07/27/refocusing-the-wordpress-app-on-core-features/.

Speaking personally – I would be very keen to see this happen, it's just a matter of finding the time for it.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #mobile by oglekler. View the logs.


15 months ago

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