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Stop Pingbacks on WordPress From Showing In Comments

by Josh Koop | Last Updated:  August 5, 2020
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For anyone who gets irritated with pingbacks to their posts when they link them the code below you can add to a [ Code Snippets ] Plugin to stop these from running on your blog.

Install the Code Snippets Plugin

  1. New Code Snippet
  2. Title: Stop Self Pingbacks
  3. Code: Paste the below code block
  4. Set To Run Snippet Everywhere
  5. Save Changes and Activate
function no_self_ping( &$links ) {
    $home = get_option( 'home' );
    foreach ( $links as $l => $link )
        if ( 0 === strpos( $link, $home ) )
            unset($links[$l]);
}
 
add_action( 'pre_ping', 'no_self_ping' );
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