[resolved] Blog posting, pingbacks and comments (5 posts)

  1. npryor
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For some reason the search WordPress.org is not working for me. Please send me a link if this has been posted already.

    I'm still learning about how WordPress works under the hood.
    My question is:

    Why is it that everytime I publish a new blog post that contains a link to a related blog article on my own WordPress site, the new post comes in as a "Comment" on the referenced post? Is this how WordPress works or did I do something wrong?

    Here is the email I get, which may offer additional info:
    A new pingback on the post "Google's Search Changes Affect Your Website" is waiting for your approval

    Website : Smart Social Media Activity Helps Your Google Rank | (IP: , 65-254-225-128.yourhostingaccount.com)
    URL : http://www.m-powerwebmarketing.com/smart-social-media-activity-helps-google-rank/
    Pingback excerpt:
    […] we reported in October, Google’s switch to a secure organic web search affects the optimization of your website. The […]

    Approve it: http://www.m-powerwebmarketing.com/wp-admin/comment.php?action=approve&c=4
    Trash it: http://www.m-powerwebmarketing.com/wp-admin/comment.php?action=trash&c=4
    Spam it: http://www.m-powerwebmarketing.com/wp-admin/comment.php?action=spam&c=4
    Currently 1 comment is waiting for approval. Please visit the moderation panel:

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    the new post comes in as a "Comment" on the referenced post?

    This is known as a pingback and is ideally meant to notify you when another site links to one of your posts. You can disable pingbacks under Settings -Discussion., You should also be aware that not all theme display pingbacks with "standard" comments.

  3. npryor
    Posted 2 years ago #


    Ohhhh, OK. Well this theme was generated with Artisteer, so there is probably no settings for it unless you know code.

    So is it safe to trash these or do I need to approve them?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'd just trash them.

  5. npryor
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh. OK. Cool. Thanks!

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