What Is Xmlrpc.php?
This file allows you to access your WordPress site remotely when you don't have a computer nearby
Why can't I use plugins requiring XMLRPC.php?
Our development team has found that enabling plugins requiring XMLRPC.php will leave sites vulnerable to attack. Due to these security concerns, we have disabled this function on the Website Standard and Website Pro products.
An example of a plugin that requires an XMLRPC.php file for communication would be the Jetpack (most Jetpack features require the file activated) plugin or Zapier integration.