http:////xmlrpc.php Error in Windows Live writer

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

Remote publishing settings

Remote publishing settings

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

Depending on where your blog is installed.

If this does not work for you the final solution will be Check proxy settings :

Window Live writer proxy setting

Window Live writer proxy setting

You can change your proxy settings according to your environment. In my case removing proxy settings fixed the issue.

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 9 )

  1. LG says

    I just wanted to say a sincere thanks, I had spent hours trying to connect to
    WLW until I came upon this article. After I tried (,I was able to connect. I am just now trying to set up my blog-however the learning curve is very steep, I bought the Thesis Theme
    and their support forum has been very helpful. Thanks again!

  2. Javad says

    Well, I just didn’t know that how should I replace something with “/” :D. But your artice was really useful and I could connect my WLW to my blog… Thank you very much….

  3. Aman says

    I think the proxy system used by LiveWriter, and common Windows Apps, has problem. I still cannot use LiveWriter that behind proxy, same as IE and other M$ products, while I can use Firefox and Opera with the proxy server I’ve used.

    That’s really problem when I am not connected without this proxy server.
    The last chance is using proxifier method.

  4. kk says

    Thanks for your wonderful post. I know it’s kind of stupidity to not to see that option while i was working my way in Worpress.

    Anyway, thanks to you that now i can use windows live writer to post easily.
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