Fix the Jetpack error: ‘Website needs to be publicly accessible to use Jetpack.’

As we know, the WordPress community exist on & is a downloadable CMS (Content Management System) distribution for self-hosting used by web designers and developers.

Being a CMS lead developer, Automattic wants its experience to be available to its users. So, they developed plugins like JetPack for WordPress self-hosted websites.

JetPack Error:
Your website needs to be publicly accessible to use Jetpack: site_inaccessible
Error Details: The Jetpack server could not communicate with your site [HTTP 404]. Ask your web host if they allow connections from If you need further assistance, contact Jetpack Support:

Your website needs to be publicly accessible to use Jetpack- site_inaccessible Error Details- The Jetpack server was unable to communicate with your site HTTP 404

As written in my earlier blog post about:

This error-related file called xmlrpc.php was installed with WordPress. Suppose you have blocked access to or accidentally deleted a file called ‘xmlrpc.php’ at the root of your WordPress installation. In that case, the above error will occur: ‘The Jetpack server was unable to communicate with your site [HTTP 404].’

Edit your code to allow access to ‘xmlrpc.php’ from or delete or comment out your code (Add hash # before all code lines to comment out) from .htaccess

#XML RPC Interface for weblog clients, Trackback & Pingback Protection
<FilesMatch "^(xmlrpc\.php|wp-trackback\.php)">
Order Deny,Allow
Deny from all
Allow from

Hope it helps,

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

Published by Mandar Apte

Mandar is a Mumbai-based multi-disciplinary designer with UX/UI, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design expertise. He currently runs his Mudrkashar Linguistic Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac app business in the heart of Mumbai city.

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    Muchas gracias por tomarte la molestia de escribirlo 🙂

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