Both Pings and Trackbacks allow blogs to notify each other they have linked to the post. These days, the spammers are using it to send trackbacks from spam websites. Well, in this article we are going to tell you how to disable pings and trackbacks on your existing WordPress posts.
Why you need to disable them?
You might know, in the beginning stages of blogging, both pingbacks and trackbacks were used as a way for blogs. They were introduced to get notify each other about links.
For example, you are writing an article and add any link to a post at your friend’s blog. After that your blog will automatically send a ping to the blog.
Then this pingsback could easily appear in their blog’s comment moderation queue with a link to you website.
Nowadays, the spammers are using this feature for sending thousands of fake trackbacks and also pings. Even these trackbacks are probably using in Akismet.
WordPress make you to turn off this feature with easy tips. You have to just go to Setting>>Discussion page where you’ll see a box. So here uncheck the box that is next to ‘Allow link notification from other blogs on new articles’ option.
But it turns them off in case you are writing new articles that are you going to publish. If you have old posts, they still have trackbacks and pingbacks that are enabled. WordPress can even easily add trackbacks to those posts when you link them on your blog.
Tips for How to Disable Trackbacks & Pings to Posts
We are going to provide you step by step information for this process. First you have to visit Posts>>All Posts page. After that, click on Screen Option button at the corner of the screen.
Secondly, enter 999 next to ‘Number of items per page’ option and click on apply button.
It’ll reload post’s list and will show up to 999 posts in the same page.
Next, select all the posts by checking the box which is next to title label.
Then, select ‘Edit’ from Bulk Action drop down and click on the ‘Apply Button’.
Here, WordPress will show you bulk edit box along with all posts on the selected page.
There in the bulk edit box, you shall look for the pings options and convert to ‘Do not allow’.
Moreover, you should to click on the update button for saving all of your changes that you have done.
Now, WordPress will update and also will turn off pings on all the selected posts.
In case you have more than 999 posts on your WordPress site, so the better way is to go to the next page and should repeat all the process.
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