How to fix xmlrpc.client.Fault:

Working with WordPress and used xmlrpc as an automation tool. You can get some errors like: parse error. not well formed and this is the solution how to fix this error.

How to reproduce this error

  • Python 3.7
  • pip install
  • pip install python-wordpress-xmlrpc
  • Create a new file called and paste the following code into that file:
from wordpress_xmlrpc import Client, WordPressPost
from wordpress_xmlrpc.methods.posts import GetPosts, NewPost
from wordpress_xmlrpc.methods.users import GetUserInfo
url = ""
username = "admin"
password = "v!*pAxmyWP%I9X5gr#"
wp = Client(url, username, password)


This error due to missing php-xml module on server. Install php-xml with this command after ssh to your server:

apt install -y php-xml

Restart apache

systemctl restart apache2

Run the script again and you can see the error disappeared.