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January 22, 2017 at 2:05 pm #266867Nate
Hi, my client doesn’t want ping backs displaying on the static pages of her site. I went to Settings-Discussion, and removed the checkmark from “Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks) on new articles”, like all the WP support forums say. This doesn’t work. Is there something in the theme interfering with it? If so, how do I deactivate them?January 22, 2017 at 3:17 pm #266876LeoStaffCustomer Support
GP does not interfere with that setting.
Are you testing with a new post? That setting doesn’t change for the existing posts.
For existing posts, go to Dashboard > Posts > Hover the Title > Quick Edit and check off Allow Pings.
Let me know if this helps.January 22, 2017 at 4:34 pm #266891TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
In the next version of GP, we make sure to only load the pingback header if pings are open. You can see the code here: https://github.com/tomusborne/generatepress/commit/fa6a5d13696edbae68fe9204e46c25a709f93551
You can download the version of GP from GitHub and replace your files with the new ones, and you should be good to go.
If you’d like to wait, I’m hoping to officially release the new version in the next day or so 🙂January 26, 2017 at 11:50 am #269262Nate
The pingbacks appear in certain Pages, not Posts. They’re at the bottom of the content just above the comments sections. They actually seem to link back to posts within our own site.January 26, 2017 at 11:57 am #269270TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
If you’re actually seeing pingbacks on your pages, you need to disable them.
In Settings > Discussion, uncheck this option:
Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks) on new articles
You can uncheck the other two if you don’t want comments.
This will prevent all future pages from getting them.
Now for the existing pages, go into edit them, and look for the “Discussion” meta box. If you don’t see it, click “Screen Options” at the top right, and check the box next to “Discussion”.
Then uncheck the “Allow trackbacks and pingbacks on this page.” option: https://www.screencast.com/t/WvT5kBOpNoJanuary 26, 2017 at 12:14 pm #269281Nate
Okay, I did that, and the pingbacks are still there.January 26, 2017 at 12:15 pm #269282TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Your discussion meta box for the page showing the pingbacks looks like this?: https://www.screencast.com/t/WvT5kBOpNo
Can you show me the page?January 26, 2017 at 12:17 pm #269286Nate
Yes, it looks just like that. I have a screenshot of the pingbacks, how do I send it?January 26, 2017 at 12:18 pm #269291TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperJanuary 26, 2017 at 12:27 pm #269308Nate
Ok, check it out.January 26, 2017 at 12:31 pm #269311LeoStaffCustomer SupportJanuary 26, 2017 at 12:32 pm #269312Nate
What do you mean by direct link?January 26, 2017 at 12:35 pm #269315LeoStaffCustomer SupportJanuary 26, 2017 at 12:42 pm #269320Nate
Well, I’m not sure there is a direct link with an http url. It’s a screenshot I made with my MacBook with Command+Shift+4.January 26, 2017 at 12:44 pm #269323LeoStaffCustomer Support
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