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Trying to publish blog posts via the Rest API on a WordPress Blog that is installed on a Hostgator website. It's being blocked by Mod_Security

Here is the Python script I'm using: import requests from requests.auth import HTTPBasicAuth url = '' data = { 'title': 'TEST POST 1.1', 'content': 'My outstanding content would go RIGHT HERE', 'status': 'publish' } # Replace 'your_username' with the WordPress username # Replace 'your_application_password' with the application password you created auth = HTTPBasicAuth('USERNAME IS HERE', 'PASSWORD GOES HERE') response =, json=data, auth=auth) if response.status_code == 201: print("Post published successfully.") else: print("Failed to publish post:", response.content) tried both the admin username, as well as another username, using the Application Password I created for each user. No luck. Response is as follows: Failed to publish post: b'<head><title>Not Acceptable!</title></head><body><h1>Not Acceptable!</h1><p>An appropriate representation of the requested resource could not be found on this server. This error was generated by Mod_Security.</p></body></html>' Tried modifying the .htaccess file, both on the root domain, as well as the /blog subdomain, to disable mod security, as many recommend to fix this. No luck. Still getting the same error. <IfModule mod_security.c> SecFilterEngine Off SecFilterScanPOST Off </IfModule> Other ideas for how I could resolve this issue?
I spent HOURS trying to resolve this issue, and here is what worked for me: import requests import json # Import for json.dumps ROOT = '' AUTH_USER = 'Your Wordpress Username' AUTH_PASSWORD = 'Your password, created using the Application Passwords section under the above user in the Wordpress Users section' headers = { 'Content-Type': 'application/json', 'User-Agent': 'My Python WordPress API Script' # Anything will work here apparently, just important that BOTH of these are included. } data = { 'title': 'Test WP API', 'status': 'publish', 'slug': 'test-wp-api', 'author': 1, 'content': 'This is my first post created using REST-API' # include ALL of these parameters for it to work properly } # Convert data to JSON format data_json = json.dumps(data) response = + 'wp-json/wp/v2/posts', data=data_json, headers=headers, auth=(AUTH_USER, AUTH_PASSWORD)) if response.status_code == 201: print("Post published successfully.") else: print("Failed to publish post:", response.content)

January 7, 2024

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