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Save results in self-crawl of every link in post!?

  • I noticed in my apache logs that I was getting a lot of traffic from my own site. I’ve tracked it down to times when I do an edit on a published post. When I save the edit, I get a “loading” indication on the admin page, and see every single self-referenced link in the post accessed. I have perhaps 50 links to a script which redirects to external links, and each one is tried in a serial manner. What’s up with that? At times, it’s tried as a HEAD, then as a GET. How do I stop this behavior?

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  • Hey,

    It’s probably WordPress trying to “pingback” the links. It has to download them and work out whether it’s possible to ping them.

    If you unselect ” Attempt to notify any Weblogs linked to from the article (slows down posting.)” from Options->Discussion then it shouldn’t try and ping, although that will stop you pinging *all* sites–it is not limited to yours.

    Rob

    That did it. Thanks.

    Just to add, for people who are migrating their former site into WordPress, or doing massive edits and fixes, the pingback issue is one of the leading causes of the “wait forever for it to load when saving” problems.

    You can turn off your pings during this massive edit process to speed things up a little, and then turn them back on in your database with a search and replace when you are ready to rock and roll with your site. Just a little info for those having that trouble.

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