If you are running blog of wordpress, you will probably have trackbacks and pingbacks mixed in with your real comments. And also nofollow links are also being counted as backlinks there no use keeping 2 way links. In this article we will explain that how to disable pingback requests and delete all pingbacks and trackbacks.

Disable Self-Pings Trackbacks on WordPress

Some people really like that WordPress sends pings from your own site to your own site when you write posts. It gives them a trail of related posts. Some people do not like this behavior, Since it clutter their comments. This plugin disables intra-blog pinging & trackbacks.

> Plugin Link : no-self-ping | Plugin Search : “No Self Ping

Disable Trackbacks Completely on WordPress

Go to Dashboard > Settings > Discussion


Turn Off “Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.)”

# Delete All Present Trackbacks

Go to Dashboard > Comments

Search for “[…]” and it will show all the trackbacks on your blog… (you can set your screen options to show 200+ comments per page)


Select All and Bulk Delete (Send to Trash). Meanwhile send to trash is new function which is available in wordpress 2.9+.

Do you think disabling trackback and pingbacks is good idea, or should we allow track back to show our love towards people who linked to our blog posts?