In the previous article, we discussed How to Turn Off Trackbacks and Pingbacks in WordPress. But that article is to disable Trackbacks and Pingbacks on future posts. What to do if we want to disable Trackbacks and Pingbacks on WordPress Existing Posts. Trackbacks and Pingbacks are used to notify blogs that they have linked to each other. It is the great way to interact with peoples. But today, It is mainly used by the spammers to send trackbacks on your website. In that condition, we don’t need this feature. So in this article, we will show how we can Disable Trackbacks and Pingbacks on WordPress Existing Posts.
Disable Trackbacks and Pingbacks on Existing Posts of WordPress
WordPress allows to turn off this feature. You can simply turn it off by going to Settings >> Discussion page and then uncheck the box as shown in the below screenshot:
This method only disables Trackbacks and Pingbacks for future posts. Your old posts still have trackbacks and pingbacks. Now we are going how we can disable Trackbacks and Pingbacks on WordPress Existing Posts.
Navigate to Posts >> All Posts and then click on Screen Options given on the top-right side of the page and increase the number of items per page and Click on Apply button.
It will list all of your website posts on a single page.
Next, Click on checkbox given before Title option to select all posts.
Next, Click on Edit option given under Bulk Actions Drop-down and then click on Apply button.
Now you can see all your posts listed there with bulk edit option. Locate Pings option and then change it to ‘Do not allow’ and click on Update button.
It will disable Trackbacks and Pingbacks on WordPress Existing Posts. In this way, you can disable the feature at one time. You can also select individual posts and then disable trackback for that particular post. This method is preferred if you want to disable the feature on some specific posts. But if you want to disable the feature all of your existing posts, then do the above process. It will save lots of time.
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