No Self Ping

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 behavior; it clutters up their comments.

This plugin disables intra-blog pinging.

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 multi-site and don’t want each blog pinging the other – specify a list here and you’re sorted.

This plugin was originally developed by the awesome Michael D. Adams and the iconography is courtesy of the very talented Janki Rathod.

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 Ping 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 β€˜Plugins’ menu in WordPress administration.

It’s now ready to go.

Reviews

❄️1️⃣ 9, 2024
Manually disabling self-pings via functions.php stopped working for me a few months ago. So I had to rely on this plugin. I’m happy to say that it works properly. Also, it doesn’t annoy me with notifications or tries to sell me some upgrades. It just runs invisibly in the background. The dev answers questions quickly and in a friendly manner, which is much appreciated.
πŸ‚ 1️⃣1️⃣ 27, 2021 1 reply
It stops pings from the Wordpress blog it’s installed in but not from other ones on the same domain. I entered every URL variation and it refuses to work.
β˜€οΈ 6️⃣ 12, 2017
Doesn’t work anymore. Sadly, I get self-pings again when linking to previous posts in new blog posts.
πŸ‚ 9️⃣ 3, 2016 1 reply
It seems as if the plugin has finally stopped working. No matter what I do – I can still see my own trackbacks.
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“No Self Ping” has been translated into 6 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

This plugin uses semantic versioning, with the first release being 0.1.

1.2

  • Enhancement: Code quality improvements
  • Enhancement: Because the code size was getting a little spicy, I’ve split into smaller, more manageable, files
  • Maintenance: I’ve been really inconsistent with my naming, and that may have been causing some issues – I’ve now corrected all references of no-self-pings to no-self-ping (except for the setting database name, which hasn’t been corrected).

1.1.5

  • Bug: Oh boy. Ever have one of those Thursdays? I restored the settings description in the last release but then managed to break some of the content of that sentence. It’s now… fixed. I hope

1.1.4

  • Bug: Fixed some missing output on the settings screen. Oopsie

1.1.3

  • Enhancement: Improved plugin meta
  • Maintenance: Beefed up code quality even more

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