Turn off Pingback/Trackback and XML-RPC in Wordpress

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Summary

This article provides the steps to turn off Pingback/Trackback and XML-RPC in Wordpress.  For security reasons, these features should be turned off as noted by Incapsula - Wordpress Security.

Steps

To disable both, follow the steps below.
  1. Log into your Wordpress admin.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Discussion.
  3. Uncheck the following and click Save:
  4. Next, modify your wp-config.php file to add the following code after require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php') (for Wordpress version 3.5 or higher)
  5. add_filter('xmlrpc_enabled', '__return_false');


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Last Modified:Wednesday, May 01, 2013 1:34 PM

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