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How to disable self-pingbacks in WordPress

A pingback is basically an automated comment that gets created when another blog links to you. A self-pingback is created when you link to an article within your own blog. Pingbacks are essentially nothing more than spam and simply waste resources.

Disable self-pingbacks

Follow the steps below to disable self-pingbacks.

Step 1

Click into the Perfmatters plugin settings.

Perfmatters plugin settings
Perfmatters plugin settings

Step 2

Make sure you’re on the “General” tab.

Perfmatters General tab
Perfmatters General tab

Step 3

Under the “Options” section, toggle on “Disable Self Pingbacks.”

Disable self pingbacks with Perfmatters plugin
Disable self pingbacks with Perfmatters plugin

Step 4

Scroll down and click “Save Changes.”

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