By default, WordPress blog automatically send a pingback to itself any time you link to one of your own internal old post. It would be nice if this self-pingback feature can be turned off in the dashboard.

Self-pings, or pings within your own blog, are found useful by some, annoying by others. Those who find them useful feel that self-pingbacks is a good approach to increase inter-linking between posts.

You can stop self-pings if you wish. You can simply manually delete them once you get them in the WordPress dashboard, or you can use one of the 2 methods below to automatically disable self-pings to your own blog.


In this tutorial, I will discuss the basics of Trackbacks and Pingbacks in WordPress. For now, remember that both are methods for blogs to communicate with each other. Trackbacks are more prone to spam than Pingbacks. All WordPress Websites are set up, by default, to send and receive pingbacks automatically.

If used properly, trackbacks and pingbacks are another way to increase traffic to your blog and build links.

Why I am explaining Trackbacks and Pingbacks? Because in my next tutorials, I will show you how to Disable Self Pingbacks Without a Plugin and how to Hide Trackbacks and Pingbacks from your post´s Comments while keeping them in your Dashboard.