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Incoming links in local MAMP server WP-installation? (3 posts)

  1. reallyReallyBatman
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What are the Incoming links in my local MAMP server WP-installation about? In one tutorial I found this quote: "you can now look at who else has installed wordpress on their local host lately with the pingback information under ‘Incoming Links'."

    Is that it? I was dabbling around a bit learning more about WP locally on my computer so these things pinging made me a bit confused, how could they "see it"?

    If someone has the time to confirm there is no need to worry it would be much appreciated!

  2. adminRimma
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Does anyone have an answer for this? I am wondering the same thing...Thanks!

  3. liquid06
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Apparently a local WordPress will "phone home" during installation, and this is how the incoming links section is populated. I found some instructions on how to disable that behavior in this post:

    http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/201102/improving_wordpress_privacy/

    There's also some more detailed information about data collected by WordPress over here:

    http://lynnepope.net/wordpress-privacy

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