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The reason our site has been going down

I have just read the following article and I urge all WordPress owners to do likewise. Take a look at https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-protect-wordpress-from-xml-rpc-attacks-on-ubuntu-14-04 as this explains why we have frequently run out of memory…. I shall be putting this into practice and writing more about it later, as this is a critical issue for this site. I was originally blaming Digital Ocean for these issues but that would now seem not to be the case at all!

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  1. I recall there used to be a check box in the WP admin panel to block xml-rpc but that went away with the 3.5 WP update. Reading the article, my guess is that WP have kind of boxed themselves in because they want Jetpack to work – so they have to go the Protect route within the plugin to get back to that state.

    1. That sounds about right!!

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