Disable XML-RPC Pingback

Description

Stops abuse of your site’s XML-RPC by simply removing some methods used by attackers. While you can use the rest of XML-RPC methods.

This is more friendly than disabling totally XML-RPC, that it’s needed by some plugins and apps (I.e. Mobile apps or some Jetpack’s modules).

Features

Removes the following methods from XML-RPC interface.

  • pingback.ping
  • pingback.extensions.getPingbacks

Also removes X-Pingback from HTTP headers. This will hopefully stops some bots from trying to hit your xmlrpc.php file.

Requirements

  • WordPress 3.8.1 or higher.

Installation

  • Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation (or install it directly from your dashboard) and then activate the plugin from Plugins page.
  • There’s not options page, simply install and activate.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  • Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation (or install it directly from your dashboard) and then activate the plugin from Plugins page.
  • There’s not options page, simply install and activate.

Reviews

I never installed this myself?

I’m confused here… I see this plugin I’ve never heard of and I never installed… and the bad thing is; I can’t remove it!
If this is a security plugin it sure doesn’t behave like it!
It’s behaviour is a no-go for me.

Update: My hosting provider admittd they have installed this plugin. But they never notified me. So now I’m giving a 5 star rating.

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Contributors & Developers

“Disable XML-RPC Pingback” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1

  • Added code to remove X-Pingback from HTTP headers as suggested by user https://wordpress.org/support/topic/remove-x-pingback-http-header

1.0

  • Initial release.