[resolved] Essential Header Items (3 posts)

  1. ulyssesr
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I was just checking my theme's header. The question is, is there any reason why most themes have the code below. Are they really necessary? If not, can I remove them from the header?

    <link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo('pingback_url'); ?>" />
    <?php wp_get_archives('type=monthly&format=link'); ?>


  2. Micah Cooksey

    Posted 6 years ago #

    The pingback url is for, as the name implies, pingbacks. Read about them here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blogging#Pingbacks, then the archive function is for your archives. So, I'd say leave 'em in there.

  3. ulyssesr
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks. I'll leave em there. It's just the layout is ugly. :)

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