I recently downloaded and installed the WordPress iPhone application for an easier way to manage blogs from my iPhone. The application provides a really nice interface to manage WordPress blog comments, posts, and pages. The first blog I configured without issue however the second blog would not let me connect providing an error stating XML-RPC services were disabled on the WordPress blog. This is a really easy error to resolve and the details are posted in the error message that appears on your iPhone. Below are instructions and images related to correcting the error message displayed.
WordPress iPhone App XML-RPC Error:
XML-RPC Error Text: XML-RPC services are disabled on this blog. An admin user can enable them at http://www.yourblog.com/wp-admin/options-writing.php.
To resolve this error login to your WordPress blog and expand Settings in the left navigation menu. Once the Settings menu is expanded click on Writing to open the Writing Settings admin page. The second section titled Remote Publishing has two options and you will need to put a check in the XML-RPC option. The check mark goes right in front of “Enable the WordPress, Movable Type, MetaWebblog and Blogger XML-RPC publishing protocols. Once you have added the check mark scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Save Changes button. Now attempt to add the WordPress Blog details to the WordPress iPhone application again and you should not have any other issues.
If you would like to manage a WordPress blog from your iPhone this application is really clean and easy to use. The application can be downloaded from iTunes at the link below.
Download WordPress iPhone App: [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wordpress-2/id335703880?mt=8&uo=4″ title=”WordPress iPhone App” text=”[object Selection]
Below are a couple more images of the WordPress iPhone application in action.