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Opened 5 months ago

Closed 5 months ago

#5766 closed defect (fixed)

Trackbacks and pingbacks should be deleted from news posts

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by: Otto42
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: General Keywords: seo performance


Pages like https://wordpress.org/news/2008/03/wordpress-25-brecker/ display thousands of legacy pingbacks/trackbacks in the comments section. These add no value to the user and cause performance + SEO challenges.

These may be safely removed, and the functionality to create the disabled.

Change History (4)

#1 @Otto42
5 months ago

Makes sense. Pingbacks have been disabled for new posts for a while, but older posts probably still have them on. They don't have much value, so we can remove them.

#2 @Otto42
5 months ago

  • Owner set to Otto42
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Pings have been bulk disabled on all posts. Removing the old ones may take some time. Hiding them may be faster, will take a look.

#3 @jonoaldersonwp
5 months ago

Nice one; happy from an SEO perspective if we can ditch them from the front-end, if that's easier than removing them completely.

#4 @Otto42
5 months ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

Pingbacks hidden as a temporary measure until they can be either cleaned up or archived off in some yet-to-be-determined fashion.

Change made in dotorg:r17411.

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