Version: 2.3 Adds the ability to publish a post without triggering pingbacks, trackbacks, or notifying update services.
Adds the ability to publish a post without triggering pingbacks, trackbacks, or notifying update services.
This plugin adds a "Publish silently?" checkbox to the "Write Post" admin page. If checked when the post is published, that post will not trigger the pingbacks, trackbacks, and update service notifications that might typically occur.
In every other manner, the post is published as usual: it'll appear on the front page, archives, and feeds as expected, and no other aspect of the post is affected.
While trackbacks and pingsbacks can already be disabled from the Add New Post/Page page, this plugin makes things easier by allowing a single checkbox to disable those things, in addition to disabling notification of update services which otherwise could only be disabled by clearing the value of the global setting, which would then affect all authors and any subsequently published posts.
If a post is silently published, a custom field '_silent_publish' for the post is set to a value of 1 as a means of recording the action. However, this value is not then used for any purpose as of yet. Nor is the custom field unset or changed if the post is later re-published.
Also see my "Stealth Publish" plugin if you want make a new post but prevent it from appearing on the front page of your blog and not appear in feeds. (That plugin incorporates this plugin's functionality, so you won't need both.)