I have seen the following error lately when I tried setting up my Windows live writer for the shoutmeloud at different location.
http://<hostname>/<wp_path>/xmlrpc.php Error occurs because of two issues:
- Xmlrpc not enabled
- Proxy error
In my case it was because of proxy error. Though I will cover both the ways to remove this error.
Login to your wordpress admin dashboard under Settings>Writing under remote publishing Check mark in front of XML-RPC
This will enable the remote publishing and you will be able to connect or if you still get this error
You can replace http://<hostname>/<wp_path>/xmlrpc.php With
- or http://www.yourdomain-name.com/blog/xmlrpc.php
Depending on where your blog is installed.
If this does not work for you the final solution will be Check proxy settings :
You can change your proxy settings according to your environment. In my case removing proxy settings fixed the issue.
Still have any question? I love questions.