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Pingbacks disabled

December 11, 2014 in Announcement, Site updates

The Pingback feature was disabled for all myblog.arts blogs, due to security concerns. This feature can be used by external users to co-opt WordPress blogs in attacks on other websites. There may be an update to WordPress in the future which will enable us to reactivate Pingbacks.

What is a Pingback? Here’s a brief explanation from the WordPress.org site:

The best way to think about pingbacks is as remote comments:

  • Person A posts something on his blog.

  • Person B posts on her own blog, linking to Person A’s post. This automatically sends a pingback to Person A when both have pingback enabled blogs.

  • Person A’s blog receives the pingback, then automatically goes to Person B’s post to confirm that the pingback did, in fact, originate there.

 

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