12 Nov 2010

WordPress iPhone app – incorrect username or password

Miscellaneous 4 Comments

After trying to setup the WordPress iPhone app and running into “incorrect username or password” errors, I finally sorted it out. It looks like there are quite a few other people with the same problem so I thought I would post it up. For the record I have a self-host setup.

Firstly – go online on your computer (not your iPhone!) and make sure in your wordpress dashboard you have XML-RPC turned on. It’s located in Settings>Writing>Remote Publishing. Turn it off and on again if its already on (I tried that and it seemed to work!)

Then back on your iPhone – try entering your username and password again. You might as I experienced then get past the login screen but now be met with a “Communication Error – Bad user name or password” error! No fear – patience is needed here!

Now try deleting the blank blog that has been created by clicking on the top right edit button. Then restart the app and try entering all your login details again. It should now work. (fingers crossed)

No guarantees as it worked for me after a few attempts but that’s not to say it will for you!

4 Responses to “WordPress iPhone app – incorrect username or password”

  1. Chris says:

    Thanks for that, I was pretty stumped. I had a faint memory of XML-RPC being an issue, but forgotten where the option is. And I wouldn’t have thought about the trick of deleting and re-adding in a thousand years.

    Did you post a bug report about this?

  2. Leapfrog Digital says:

    Worked for me too, thanks a million mate!

  3. ThumbsUpMan says:

    Million thanks, it does work for me after a few attempts 🙂

  4. Koenie says:

    Works like a charm!
    Good work!

Leave a Reply