Hi Guys, hope you all are doing great?

Sometime ago I asked a question on how to deal with trackbacks and was given answers on how to resolve it, by going to setting and unchecking the trackback and pingback colunm which I did.

But I realise that even after that it didn't stop, it has even gotten worse as I sometimes we receieve up to 5 of it in a given day and I dont understand why.

What baffles me is that it is always on one particular post,and the messages has absolutely nothing to do with my niche, more on Nike shoes and womens apparrel.

This is becoming a real headache, and I will appreciate anyone that has any other solution on how to deal witht this.

Thanks in anticipation

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DonJam Premium
Hi there Nnakife,
I saw your question about Pingbacks and Trackbacks on your posts. I had the same annoying problem too, but i was able to find a way to stop them from appearing on my new posts and also on my older posts as well. This solution has worked well for me and does not involve using any plugins or any form of code. This will help you too.

See how to fix it here:
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Nqueen Premium
Thank you very much Don will definitely take a look at this.
Have a lovely day
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Hi, Nnakife, Unchecking the "Allow trackbacks and pingbacks" in Discussion will only disable them for future posts and pages, it won't disable them in existing posts and pages.

To disable trackbacks and pingbacks in existing Posts and Pages, open the Post in text mode which the pingbacks are occurring in. If you're using Yoast, (which I am) scroll down until you see two boxes:" Allow comments" and "Allow trackbacks and pingbacks on this page". Check the Allow comments box, but make sure the Allow trackbacks is unchecked.

If your using All in One I'm not sure, but I imagine there will be something similar, hope this helps and best wishes.

P.S. As a last resort you can always use an anti-spam plugin.
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Nqueen Premium
Thank you very much Harry, I use all in one Seo, but I will do as you say and see if there is an option for that.
I hope that works out for me, cause I dont want to ads any more plugins as I already have a lot.
Will check this out.

Cheers
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Nqueen Premium
Hi Harry I tried the steps you gave me but unfortunately I didnt see any of these options under the post text version in All In One.
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Hi, Nnakife, you can still disable trackbacks and pingbacks in existing posts using WordPress.

First you need to click on All Posts, which will bring up all your existing posts. Now, in the top right-hand corner click on Screen Options and in the box "Number of items per page" whatever figure is showing, change it to 999. Click on Apply.

You should now see a list of all your existing posts. At the top of the list check the Title box, now all you posts should be checked. Click on Bulk Actions, at the top or bottom of your list, it doesn't matter, and in the dropdown choose Edit and click Apply. Now you should see this (Image 1).

In the bottom right-hand corner click on Pings and in the dropdown select "Do not allow" and click on Update. Hopefully, this should protect all your existing posts from trackbacks and pingbacks.
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feigner Premium
if it is nothing to do with your niche - why not add a filter for nike and other common words they use - so you never see them and it is automatically dealt with.
as your siet grows i am sure you will get more of this - i had it for a while - it has now stopped.
so maybe over time after just deletion it will dwindle as they move onto their ext target.
good luck
phil
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Nqueen Premium
Thanks for your response Feigner but how exactly do I do that please?
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feigner Premium
if you go to your settings discussion on your wordpress dashboard then you can use the blacklist to delete comments - note that it will search for words within words
as it says press will delete comments with wordpress so just be careful...
you could also untick the allow links and trackbacks from other blogs at the top of discussion
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Nqueen Premium
I already did that but still not working. Or does it take sometime to be effective?
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feigner Premium
have you tried adding a comment with a link - go incognito and see what happens - it maybe that there is a plugin that improves it
all i did was trash them and tey stopped after a while...
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Nqueen Premium
Sorry but how exactly do I add comment with a link and where do I add the comment?
Sorry for my ignorance, I wish I knew better.
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feigner Premium
onto your site - you become a visitor and see if what you have setup works - rather than waiting to see - you test it.
you could use something like anti spam by creative motion - they have a massive database all registered users add spam to ad your comments are checked against that to determine whether it is spam or antispam bee - to help prevent trackbacks and doesn't resort ot a captcha.
to create the comment - the easiest way is to create it in sitecontent or on your site and add a link - copy and paste into your site comment
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Nqueen Premium
Thanks for the clarification Feigner, will try this out to see how it goes.
Cheers
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Ediwon Premium
Good job .https://semlimites.siterubix.com/ este é o meu site no login do radar do Google e comente.
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Nqueen Premium
Hi Ediwon, sorry I dont understand this
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TheCatherine Premium
Have a look at that one page and see if underneath it, that is underneath the editor there is a TrackBack comment ticked. If it is delete it
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Nqueen Premium
Hi Catherine, thanks for your response but I am not sure I understand how to do this, do you think you can be clearer please?
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