You can easily turn off, or on, the sending of pingbacks from within the main WordPress menu options of your given site install. If you’d like to know, “How do I disable sending pingbacks?”, then read on….
If you’d like to send pingbacks whenever you link to a blog post, internally or externally, then make sure the checkbox is CHECKED.
If you’d like to disable pingbacks, so you can link to your own site, or others, without generating a pingback notification, then make sure the checkbox is UNCHECKED.
Receiving pingbacks is your way of keeping a finger on the pulse of the Internet. It’s how you know other sites are talking about you, and your content, so that you can monitor popularity, understand inbound page link strength,know why traffic is being referred from other sites and generally keeping track of inbound stuff.
If you want to know, “How do I disable receiving pingbacks?”, then continue reading….
If you’d like to receive pingbacks whenever someone links to one of your blog posts, then make sure the checkbox is CHECKED.
If you’d like to disable pingbacks and trackbacks, you won’t be notified when pingbacks or trackbacks are sent your way, then make sure the checkbox is UNCHECKED.
In case you missed the above - if you disable receiving pingbacks, you’re also disabling the receiving of trackbacks. You can’t set these separately from within the WordPress admin, settings, discussion area.