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Ping Watcher


Records Ping Errors and displays them in a dashboard widget.


Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Long Description

The Ping Watcher plugin can catch up to 100 ping errors. These are displayed in both a dashboard widget and on the plugin’s Settings page. Great for tracking repeated ping failures so you can clean up your ping list.

The Ping Watcher plugin is not compatible with the Error Reporting plugin. Ping Watcher is included as a part of that plugin, and both can not be activated at the same time.

If a ping fails once, or even a few times, it does not necessarily mean that it should be removed from your ping list.
However, if one is repeatedly failing over a long period of time, it justifies investigation and possible removal.

If you do not want to see the widget on your dashboard, please go to dashboard’s “Screen Options” and deselect “Ping Watcher”.

Uninstalling this plugin using the WordPress plugin list page’s “delete” will remove the plugin’s options from the wp-options table, including any saved ping errors.

More Info

For more info, please visit the plugin’s page
Ping Watcher

For support, please visit the forum (registration required to post)

For comments / suggestions, please visit the blog
Comments / Suggestions

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Ping Watcher Translations

Translation Acknowledgements

be_BY Fat Cow Fat Cow
de_DE Ingoal Ingoal’s Insight…
es_ES Molona
nl_BE Kurt Van Genechten
sv_SE Tommy Olsson The Autistic Cuckoo


The Ping Watcher plugin requires WordPress version 2.5 or greater.
For Localization, the languages folder must be included in the pingwatcher folder.


  • Ping Watcher Dashboard Widget

  • Ping Watcher Settings page


Why isn’t Ping Watcher compatible with your Error Reporting plugin?

Both plugins set PHP error handling to use custom error handlers. The Error Reporting plugin catches all error types. Although the Ping Watcher plugin only catches E_ WARNNG errors, of which it then selectively records ping errors, if both were activated the other E_ WARNING errors would be missed by the Error Reporting plugin. As the Error Reporting plugin includes the Ping Watcher plugin’s features, if you are interested in other errors as well as ping errors, please use the Error Reporting plugin instead of Ping Watcher.


ver. 1.0.1 RC 01-Jun-2010

  • Dutch translation

ver. 1.0.0 RC 27-Feb-2010

  • Belarusian translation
  • replaced deprecated user_role
  • minor gettext tweak

ver. Beta 0.2.1 21-Aug-2009

  • Swedish translation
  • non-default folder tweak
  • changed Version History to Changelog in readme

ver. Beta 0.2.0 17-Jul-2009

  • Internationalization
  • German and Spanish translations
  • allow for non-default folder locations/names
  • capability check

ver. Beta 0.1.0 01-Apr-2009

  • initial release
  • derived from errorreporting.php 0.10.0

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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