Support » Plugin: Webmention » “Automatic” webmentions

  • Say I have two WordPress sites, and, and each has the Webmentions plugin installed.

    If I write a post on that contains a link to, will send a Webmention to automatically? Or will I need to manually visit and enter the URL of the post at into the Webmention submission form?

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  • Plugin Contributor David Shanske


    It is supposed to be automatically.

    What might I be doing wrong in that case? What conditions are necessary for this to work?

    I installed the plugin and activated it. The <link rel="webmention"... code is in the <head>. I even switched to the Twenty Twenty theme to make sure something weird in my theme wasn’t screwing something up, and deactivated all other plugins.

    I mentioned a page from on my “” in the above example, and showed it. But my own isn’t _receiving_ webmentions.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by topdownjimmy.
    Plugin Author Matthias Pfefferle


    Have you enabled “self pings” in the Webmention settings or how hove you tested the receiver?

    No, but I’m not self-pinging, I’m pinging from one WP install to another.

    Plugin Author Matthias Pfefferle


    Hmm… Webmentions are sent via a WP-Cron job. Can you try to check if you can see such jobs?

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