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

  1. npryor
    Member
    Posted 1 year 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
    http://www.m-powerwebmarketing.com/googles-search-changes-affect-your-website/

    Website : Smart Social Media Activity Helps Your Google Rank | (IP: 65.254.225.128 , 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:
    http://www.m-powerwebmarketing.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php?comment_status=moderated

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year 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
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @esmi

    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 1 year ago #

    I'd just trash them.

  5. npryor
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh. OK. Cool. Thanks!

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