WordPress tries to pingback itself when editing article linking to other on same site
|Reported by:||david72||Owned by:||anonymous|
Spurious comments are appearing for moderation in my WordPress installation.
I'm not certain that this is the cause, but I suspect that WordPress is trying to send pingbacks to 'itself' when a user edits an article on my WordPress system which includes a link to another article which is also a part of the same WordPress installation.
Presumably WordPress looks for links in the article to send pingbacks to, but appears unable to recognise when it is pingingback itself, rather than another site. This is presumably not desirable behaviour(!).
These presumed pingbacks appear as comments requiring moderation (if comment moderation is on), which is confusing to novice users (such as myself!). It is not immediately clear from the comment as displayed for moderation that it *is* a pingback, which led me to worry that either I was being cracked or that I had unleashed some major bug(!), before realising what was actually happening.
As a hopeful workaround, I have disabled trackbacks/pingbacks for now, which I hope will avoid this problem. However, this means that I can't trackback/pingback other sites (although this isn't a major concern for me).
Change History (5)
- Priority changed from normal to low
- Severity changed from normal to minor