No Self Pings

Description

Some people really like that WordPress sends pings from your own site to your own site when you write posts; it gives them a trail of related posts.

Some people do not like this behaviour; it clutters up their comments.

This plugin disables intra-blog pinging.

The technical stuff…

  • Designed for both single and multisite installations
  • PHP7 compatible
  • Passes WordPress.com VIP coding standards and fully compatible with their platform
  • Fully internationalised, ready for translations. If you would like to add a translation to this plugin, then please head to the Translating WordPress page
  • WCAG 2.0 Compliant at AA level
  • Gutenberg ready

Once activated, there’s nothing for you to do. However, head to Settings -> Discussion and you’ll find a field in which you can, if you wish, specify more domains that won’t be pinged. Why? Well, maybe you often refer to other sites that you maintain or, particularly, you run a multisite and don’t want each blog pinging the other – specify a list here and you’re sorted.

Please visit the GitHub page for the latest code development, planned enhancements, and known issues.

Screenshots

  • Option to specify additional URLs, as found in Settings -> Discussion.

Installation

No Self Pings can be found and installed via the Plugin menu within WordPress administration (Plugins -> Add New). Alternatively, it can be downloaded from WordPress.org and installed manually…

  1. Upload the entire no-self-ping folder to your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress administration.

It’s now ready to go.

Reviews

June 12, 2017
Doesn't work anymore. Sadly, I get self-pings again when linking to previous posts in new blog posts.
September 3, 2016
It seems as if the plugin has finally stopped working. No matter what I do - I can still see my own trackbacks.
September 3, 2016
I'm running the latest version of WordPress and this plugin works perfectly!
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Contributors & Developers

“No Self Pings” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“No Self Pings” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “No Self Pings” into your language.

Interested in development?

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Change log

Learn more about my version numbering methodology

1.1.2

  • Enhancement: Because minimum VIP standards are just not enough, it now follows their hard-as-snails, full-strength standards. Because your code is worth it
  • Enhancement: Improved accessibility where we’ve added the new field to the admin settings, so it’s now WCAG 2.0 compliant

1.1.1

  • Enhancement: Code quality enhancements to bring it in line with WordPress.com VIP coding standards

1.1

  • Enhancement: A second update in the same month? It’s like all our Christmas’ come at once. Well, I’ve now added an (optional) field to the Discussion settings so that you can specify even more domains that should’t be pinged. You’re welcome.
  • Enhancement: Added additional security – escape all the things!

1.0

  • Enhancement: Now using home_url() instead of get_option( 'home' ), as it’s more SSL friendly
  • Enhancement: Added plugin meta

0.2

  • Enhancement: Argument removed

0.1

  • Initial release