WordPress.org

Support

Support » How-To and Troubleshooting » How to turn off trackbacks

How to turn off trackbacks

  • I am using WP 1.5.1.2 and am getting a lot of spam. I don’t need comments and have figure out how to turn them off, but I still get spam – I guess it must be ‘trackbacks’. I have read many posts here on that, but none on how to turn off trackbacks. Maybe I just don’t see it, but if someone can tell me how to turn off trackbacks, I’d appreciate it.

Viewing 5 replies - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • delete wp-trackbacks.php

    done.

    and you ought to upgrade, lest spam be the least of your worries.

    I read somewhere hear to not upgrade to WP2.0 for some reason… Is that still the case? If so, what should I upgrade to? Thanks.

    If you want to quash trackback spam and don’t want to go into every post to turn off Allow Pings, you should use this query in phpmyadmin to disable all trackbacks and pingbacks:
    Update wp_posts set ping_status=”closed”

    where wp is the prefix you would be using for your WordPress tables.

    This will disable trackbacks on all posts.

    and if you dont want to do all of the following:

    if you want to quash trackback spam and don’t want to go into every post to turn off Allow Pings, you should use this query in phpmyadmin to disable all trackbacks and pingbacks:
    Update wp_posts set ping_status=”closed”

    delete wp-trackback.php

    One step. No further anything required. 🙂

    But won’t deleting wp-trackback.php cause your server to return a 404? Or not? If you’re getting hammered by spammers and you 404 every one of them, it seems like that could also drag down a server.

Viewing 5 replies - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • The topic ‘How to turn off trackbacks’ is closed to new replies.