Preventing Self Pings

If you have pingbacks switched on for your WordPress site 1 on new articles’) then one annoyance is ‘self pings’ when you link to one of your posts from another.

Well, self pings can be prevented with a simple script, added to your functions.php file.

And that’s it. There are no settings – just peace in your inbox.

  1. Settings -> Discussion and then tick ‘Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks[]

Posted by David Artiss

Enterprise Happiness Engineer for the WordPress VIP team at Automattic. Gamer, film lover and general fan of all things Marvel, Star Trek and Star Wars. Failed comedian. Writer for The Big Tech Question. World's Greatest Grandma.

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