Getting the WordPress Android App to Work

I never really explained the Test Post the other week. Well ages ago I downloaded the WordPress Android App but could not get this self-hosted blog to register properly. Even with the help of the developers we could not work it out.

However, while looking for an Android App like the iOS ‘Pinger’ app (which I still have not found) I found an app (Ping&DNS) that allowed me to check the HTTP response headers which I thought might help. Here are the responses;

http://www.borpin.co.uk/wp/xmlrpc.php returns

Statusline: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
Date:Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:16:17 GMT
Server:Apache
X-Powered-By:PHP/5.2.13
X-Pingback:http://www.borpin.co.uk/wp/xmlrpc.php
X-Mobilized-By:WordPress Mobile Pack 1.2.4
Expires:Wed, 11 Jan 1984 05:00:00 GMT
Cache-Control:no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0
Pragma:no-cache
Last-Modified:Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:16:18 GMT
Content-Type:text/html; charset=UTF-8
Transfer-Encoding:chunked
Connection:Keep-Alive
Set-Cookie:wpmp_switcher=desktop; expires=Fri, 17-Feb-2012 11:16:18 GMT; path=/

http://www.borpin.co.uk/xmlrpc.php?rsd returns

Statusline: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
Date:Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:19:01 GMT
Server:Apache
X-Powered-By:PHP/5.2.13
X-Pingback:http://www.borpin.co.uk/wp/xmlrpc.php
X-Mobilized-By:WordPress Mobile Pack 1.2.4
Expires:Wed, 11 Jan 1984 05:00:00 GMT
Cache-Control:no-cache, must-revalidate, max-age=0
Pragma:no-cache
Last-Modified:Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:19:01 GMT
Content-Type:text/html; charset=UTF-8
Connection:Keep-Alive
Set-Cookie:wpmp_switcher=desktop; expires=Fri, 17-Feb-2012 11:19:01 GMT; path=/

http://www.borpin.co.uk/wp/xmlrpc.php?rsd returns

Statusline: HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date:Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:18:15 GMT
Server:Apache
X-Powered-By:PHP/5.2.13
Content-Type:text/plain
Connection:Keep-Alive
Set-Cookie:wpmp_switcher=desktop; expires=Fri, 17-Feb-2012 11:18:15 GMT; path=/

So I tried this URL as the blog URL and BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It works. Why I don’t know but hey ho!

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3 Responses to Getting the WordPress Android App to Work

  1. TobyG says:

    Dam. Thought you’d fixed this for me, but stroll can’t get it working. Can get the /xmlrpc.php?rsd url to work, but the app still reports a 404 error. Any other ideas?

  2. Brian says:

    If you are using Ping&DNS to check the response, just play around with all the combinations of the URL (with & without the sub directory) and see if you can find one that works.

  3. za says:

    Hi,

    I’m still can’t access my self-hosted blog. I’ve written the documentation here at my blog. I’ve posted with screenshots too.

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