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Pingbacks doesn’t work (7 posts)

  1. seowebua
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For some reason pingbacks stopped working on a blog.

    Seems like all needed checkboxes are checked, <link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo( 'pingback_url' ); ?>" /> line is in header, xmlrpc.php file is in folder. What else to check?

    I tried to put a link to previous posts (“selfpinging”) and even to external wp, but nothing happens. Looks like they just don’t even try to go anywhere. Any suggestions?

  2. Tara
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    -have you installed any new plugins lately?
    -changed theme?

  3. seowebua
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Around a year or so blog was standing without any updates/changes.
    Some time ago I updated wordpress to current version and all the plugins that already been there. Also I modified a little the appearance of my theme (added a sidebar, and made some other minor changes).

  4. Tara
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    - to check if the issue is theme related, try switching to the default theme (that came with your version of WP) for a moment by renaming your current theme's folder in wp-content/themes. The idea is to force WordPress to fall back to the default theme to rule out any theme-specific issue.

    -to check if the issue is theme related, try deactivating ALL plugins temporarily to narrow down the problem. If the problem goes away, activate them individually (one-by-one) to find the problematic plugin.

  5. seowebua
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Switched the theme and pings started working, so it’s the theme related problem.
    What I need to check in my new theme, except that line in header?

  6. Tara
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    so it’s the theme related problem.

    apparently, your theme is broken. It's hard to tell where and what brike it.

    if this is a paid theme, consult the vendor.

  7. seowebua
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The thing is that it’s my old theme (where everything worked), that I modified, so it’s unique, not paid or smth.
    But still, how to find out what is breaking pingbacks? Cause everything else seems to work fine.
    Is there some kind of other needed code to make them work, except that line in header?

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