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  • Hi,

    Ive setup a script which scrapes some data from a different site and then uses wp_insert_post to post it to mine with an added referral link to each post.

    My problem is that when I use wp_insert_post it automatically visits my referral link for some reason and its giving me false clickthrough stats on the refferal site.

    Any ideas how I can stop it ?

    Hope that makes sense.


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  • Drew Jaynes


    WordPress Core Developer

    Hi ukscotth3,

    My best guess is that your site is pinging the referral links because you have it enabled in your discussion settings. You can disable this functionality in the Settings > Discussion menu in your Dashboard. Just make sure the checkbox labeled ‘Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article’ is unchecked.

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