Solving WordPress Trackback and Pingback Sending Problems

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Sunday, June 12, 2005

I was unable to send trackbacks and pingbacks after I tested with WordPress I found the solution yesterday.

I had too many XMLRPC Ping servers on my list and the php process was timing out while still pinging to them and before it could execute the trackback/pingbacks associated with the post.

The obvious solution is to reduce the list of servers you ping. I adopted a different approach. I increased the timeout to 5 minutes instead.

BTW: Check your pingback/trackback sending ability at Pingomation.

Let me know if it addresses your problem.


June 15, 2005: 3:03 am

I’ve never thought of myself as a power user, but it never seemed smart to limit oneself to a single ping service, even if that service claimed to re-ping other services. I’ve certainly experienced timeout issues when publishing a post.

My user experience of a hang during the publish operation suggests there is a problem there to be solved, but what the precise problem is, is a mystery to me. A plug-in that increases any short timeout that exists seems like it might be quite useful.

June 14, 2005: 11:18 pm

I made a simple plugin to do it.

I thought about publishing it, but didn’t think there would be much demand as it will be useful only to Power Users with large weblog Ping list.

What do you think?

June 14, 2005: 10:22 pm

Where did you make this “increase to 5-minute” change?

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