Spam in WordPress?

Tips how to prevent WordPress blog from trackback spam.

  • Go to Settings ->Discussion -> uncheck box “Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks).
  • unfortunately it will resolve problem only for the new posts. To block spammers in already existing posts, go to your phpmyadmin panel and inside of your database, in the SQL tab execute the following lines:

UPDATE wp_posts SET ping_status=’closed’ WHERE post_status = ‘publish’ AND post_type = ‘post’;
UPDATE wp_posts SET ping_status=’closed’ WHERE post_status = ‘publish’ AND post_type = ‘page’;

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