Disable Self Pings with pre_ping Hook

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Do you want to disable self pings to your WordPress blog? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to disable self pings with pre_ping hook in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function no_self_ping( &$links ) {
    $home = get_option( 'home' );
    foreach ( $links as $l => $link )
        if ( 0 === strpos( $link, $home ) )
add_action( 'pre_ping', 'no_self_ping' );

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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Comments   Leave a Reply

  1. this doesn’t work, error:
    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare no_self_ping()

    1. Hi That error means you have the function no_self_ping in your functions.php already.

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