What is XML-RPC in WordPress
WordPress is a widely used content management system (CMS) because of it’s ease of use and deployment. A user can have a site up and running within minutes and make edits whenever it’s necessary without too much trouble. With the addition of the WordPress mobile applications for smartphones, your site can be maintained whenever and wherever it’s necessary. But first, you need to turn on the XML-RPC option in your WordPress Admin interface. Not sure what this is? Well, here’s a little information about it.
First off, what is it? XML-RPC is a remote procedure call (RPC) protocol that uses XML to encode its calls and HTTP as a transport mechanism. “XML-RPC” also refers generically to the use of XML for remote procedure calls, independently of the specific protocol.
In short, it allows you to remotely manage the content of a website from outside of the website’s framework. If you’ve ever been in the Settings menu and clicked Writing, you may have noticed the “XML-RPC” option. This allows for XML-RPC Enable the WordPress, Movable Type, MetaWeblog, and Blogger XML-RPC publishing protocols.
So what does that all mean? Well, for you WordPress users with smartphones or blog management software, it means you can use applications to publish to your site, including the WordPress mobile apps for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry. You can manage, create, edit, and approve posts, pages, and comments while you’re not at your computer.
I personally use it to manage the comments on WordPress sites I run. I try to avoid getting messages concerning comments which clutter my Inbox. Instead, I just let my phone check every 30 minutes or 1 hour for new comments. This also allows me to manage posts from other authors on my blogs. And, if you find a misspelling while on the go, no sweat! Just edit the post and save it and the change is live.
I hope this tip helps you keep your content up-to-date. Now, what are you waiting for!? Go get some fresh air; you’re free to manage your content from anywhere! Happy blogging!