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Filtering “incoming links”?

  • Is there anyway to control the web links that you see in the “incoming links” on the WordPress dashboard? I have another blog that I always link back to my other blog from, and I don’t need to see those links showing up there.

    Any help appreciated!

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  • Samgreen


    I to would love a solution to this.

    The ‘incoming links’aren’t even about my blog, its a metion of my blog in a Usenet newsgroup signature in posts. Over 100 of these things. They are just getting in the way of my Dashboard. Only 2 of them link to actual posts in my blog. The rest are just in the way and are basically useless.

    I have looked all over wp-admin, no trackback.php installed in any blogs.

    It looks like wp-admin/index-extra.php is how they get in, but I don’t see where that php file is being used. I even did a search on my hard drive using ‘agent ransack’ file search to find mentions of index-extra.php

    I’m using wp 2.3 and tarski 1.7.2

    What file can I edit to get rid of them ?

    And what needs to be removed in that file ?

    Thank you very much,



    I used the no-pings plugin mentioned elsewhere, no change.



    I logged out of all browser windows. Closed the browser. Cleared cache. Logged back into my blog, the incoming links are still there. The 2 instances of my blog linking back to itself are still there to.

    I only see this in wp2.3. Not there in my blogs still on 2.2.3

    The links google is showing are coming from blogspot and are from a profileless location called strangestories888

    Thanks for any help in getting rid of this.

    Well people there is a way to remove the incoming links displayed as well as the wordpress feeds. You need this plugin: Remove Dashboard Feeds available here:


    It does the job effectively.



    Hmm… it also removes the update section that mentins what is going on with WordPress.

    But I can live with that I guess. I just need to check for updates from time to time.



    it works. thanks.

    resolved, but no pulldown to make this resolved.

    Only the topic starter can mark a topic resolved.

    ah, okay. Shouldn’t read and post when I’m tired. I had the same problem, evidently my tiny brain decided I had started the topic as well. Shoulda looked.

    I’ve just upgraded to 2.3.1 and I notice the incoming links section of the dashboard page now includes links (internal cross-refernces) from myself to myself within the same domain / URL.

    That’s illogical captain. Please fix it so they are “incoming” links only.

    I’ve looked at the “gazeuk” link, and that simply removes the feeds from the Dashboard – I want incoming feeds, I just want self-referential links filtered out.

    This is not resolved.

    No Self Ping accomplishes this for me.

    On gazeuk’s plugin, might there be a way to except the particular form of magpie rss that the WP news feeds use?

    Well, same as I commented in other topics. This is NOT resolved. What the “specialists” don’t understand (yet) is that the Incoming Links problems has nothing to do with Google, technorati, whatever. The newer versions of WP have a different PHP approach that seems to be unstable under certain circumstances. I even installed the plugin to get back to technorati – useless as you cannot get “back” from something if there is NOTHING. I think it has something to do with the location of WordPress on the server, the type of server or whatever I don’t understand.Read http://wordpress.org/support/topic/115241#post-585554

    VeraBass, where do I invoke “No Self Ping”, and what does it do ?

    Like, I want the self-pings in my blog database, they are evolving internal links, added value. What I don’t want is to have them reported in the Dashboard as “incoming” links.

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