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Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#38207 new enhancement

Disable Trackbacks by Default Keep Pingbacks On

Reported by: dshanske Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: low
Severity: minor Version:
Component: Pings/Trackbacks Keywords: has-ui-feedback has-ux-feedback dev-feedback
Focuses: Cc:
PR Number:

Description

Trackback is a manual technology. Pingback is an automated technology(automatically pings sites linked to in post content).

The question comes from me as the component maintainer and I'm opening this as a place for if the proliferation of Trackback Spam and the manual requirement has made it worth disabling the receipt and/or sending of trackbacks by default while leaving pingbacks enabled.

I continue to be committed to pingback and the concept in general, but I have to ask regarding the interest in trackback. I'm putting out a call for comment in this regard.

The only recent trackback related requests involve expensive queries to send trackbacks(See #36824).

Related #37007.

Change History (8)

#1 @moonomo
3 years ago

+1 to disable Trackback by default while keeping Pingback enabled for new installation.

It would reduce one more step from my tasks list for setting up a new site. :)

#2 @dd32
3 years ago

I think I've seen discussion of this somewhere else, but I'm +1 for disabling Trackbacks by default (and hiding any associated UI)

#3 @dshanske
3 years ago

Related #34420, which asks whether we should improve the security of trackbacks.

#4 follow-up: @karmatosed
3 years ago

  • Keywords has-ui-feedback has-ux-feedback added; ui-feedback ux-feedback removed

+1 for disabling trackbacks by default.

#5 @egyptimhotep
3 years ago

+1 for this

#6 in reply to: ↑ 4 @lukecavanagh
3 years ago

+100 Yep it should be disabled by default.

Replying to karmatosed:

+1 for disabling trackbacks by default.

#7 @lukecavanagh
3 years ago

Just looked in the schema.php and use_trackback was defined as 0, so if it was set there it would be set as 1.

Does anyone know where in core, trackback is defined as on by?

https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=trackback

Last edited 3 years ago by lukecavanagh (previous) (diff)

#8 @dshanske
3 years ago

It is regrettably tied up with pingback. Part of my ticket work is to try and separate the two.

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