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[FYI] Update links 1.5

  • Bryan Villarin


    Happiness Engineer at Automattic

    Under /wp-admin/update-links.php, you need to change the permissions for that file to 755. I believe only then will the “Track Links’ Update Times” feature work. My blogroll list in my sidebar wasn’t working until I manually loaded that page, then changed the file permissions.

    A dev or mod can correct me if I’m wrong of course.

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  • This file doesn’t appear to be called or included from any where. Should it be run as a cron job?

    Bryan Villarin


    Happiness Engineer at Automattic

    Nevermind…I guess yeah, it needs to be run as a cron job. Thanks for pointing that out. =)

    Keep bumping this thread, please?

    Bryan Villarin


    Happiness Engineer at Automattic

    Yeah, I saw that and was really stoked. Things have been great so far!

    I’m running it in a cron job and it seems to be working.

    Bryan Villarin


    Happiness Engineer at Automattic

    All seems to be well for me, too. DrDave informed me of another method, so I’ll post that on my blog later. In any case, this is another bump.

    Moderator James Huff


    Read this (from btvillarin, guess he forgot to post it here): http://blogged.btvillarin.com/2005/02/15/update-links/

    Yeah, I saw that, thanks. 🙂 I just hadn’t checked the Track Links Updates box. Hopefully that was it.

    Surely you could just go into the Update Linkroll plug-in and change the line from





    or something similar, as it’s not in the WP Includes folder…

    Probably you could. I quit using the plugin a while ago because I suspected it was slowing down my site, especially when weblogs.com was having problems.

    Bryan Villarin


    Happiness Engineer at Automattic

    @gregorsmith: I believe I stopped using that as well because it was updating every time any page was accessed. At least with a cron job, it could be controlled less frequently.

    @timeistight: If update-links.php is using ping-o-matic, perhaps it’d be fine to use.

    @gregorsmith: If update-links.php is using ping-o-matic, would you be so kind to try it out? (I can’t – I’m at work at the moment.)


    I prefer to keep it as a cron job.

    Anyone know how often it should be run to avoid missing any updates? I’m currently running it hourly and seem to be missing updated sites including PhotoMatt, which I suspect does ping pingomatic.

    I see the pingomatic blog is promising Some big news coming so maybe we just need to be patient.

    The missing updates may be to do with ping-o-matic

    I’m not even sure (I might be wrong) if most blog systems ping ping-o-matic, thus far the only blogs to be marked as updated in my blogroll is WordPress blogs

    at least most, if not every blog system pings weblogs.com

    I don’t think that’s it. WordPress pings pingomatic by default. I’d also be surprised if pingomatic didn’t incorporate of ping services data in theirs.

    Either the service is not yet ready or it needs to be read more frequently than hourly.

    What I meant to say was the only updated blogs I’m getting from ping-o-matic are WordPress ones, no MT ones, No Blogger ones, only WP

    Which makes me think ping-o-matic isn’t the best solution for tracking weblog updates

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