What happened was that every time I wanted to publish a post to this WordPress blog from BlogJet, I’d get an error message with this text:
Invalid payload received from xmlrpc server.
“XML-RPC accepts POST requests only.”
Nothing has changed with any file in my WordPress installation nor with anything in the blog configuration at my end. All I could think of was that something had changed on the server during the past 24 hours. So I filed a support ticket with DreamHost.
Then I noticed that the PHP version on my server is reporting itself as 5.2.2. The last time I looked, a week or so ago, I’m certain it said 5.2.1. So it appears that DreamHost upgraded PHP.
Anyway, a quick Google search on the phrase “XML-RPC accepts POST requests only” turned up this solution by FolioVision:
[…] edit the xmlrpc.php file in your WordPress installation and add the following code:
if (phpversion()=="5.2.2") $GLOBALS['HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA'] =
I edited my xmlrpc.php file as suggested – and it works.
Very frustrating if you encounter this problem. Thanks to bloggers like our friend at FolioVision, it’s fixable for WordPress blogs.
This could also explain why I received an XML-RPC error when I installed the new version of Windows Live Writer this morning and tried to configure the blog settings. Need to try that one again…