How to Disable Self Trackbacks in WordPress [Code Snippet]

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Wondering how to disable self trackbacks on your WordPress site? WordPress trackback system makes sure that other blogs notice when you link to them. This is a great way to get more users, since a link to your post will be displayed on the target website.

However, the problem is that when you link to one of your own posts, on your own website, a trackback will be displayed although the link is coming from you. In this article, we’ll show you how to disable self trackbacks 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 disable_self_ping( &$links ) {
    foreach ( $links as $l => $link )
        if ( 0 === strpos( $link, get_option( 'home' ) ) )
add_action( 'pre_ping', 'disable_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.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 62 best free WordPress blog themes or 7 best WordPress contact form plugins.

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