WordPress Ping Optimizer

Do you know your WordPress blog pings unnecessarily every time you edit a post? Think how many times you click on “Save and Continue Editing” or “Save” button. Your blog will ping unnecessarily that many times you click on those buttons.

Save your blog from getting tagged as ping spammer by installing this plugin.

Update: WordPress Ping Optimizer is compatible with the WordPress 3.5.1.

Update: bug fixed Duplicate results in log and WP pinging all the time

Update Services

Currently I am using now the below list of the service -

http://rpc.pingomatic.com
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
http://ping.blo.gs/
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC2
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/

 How to Install and Use WordPress Ping Optimizer

WordPress Ping Optimizer

**After you install WordPress Ping Optimizer:**

* When you create a new post, your blog will ping and notify all the ping services that it has been updated. This encourages search engines and different blog directories/services to index your updated blog properly.

* When you edit an existing post, it won’t send any unnecessary ping to ping services and saves your blog from getting banned by such services.

* When you post a future post by editing the time stamp, it will ping only when your post appears in future. It won’t unnecessarily ping many times when you schedule posts as WordPress does by default.

== Installation ==

Manual installation:

1. Upload the `cbnet-Ping Optimizer` folder to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory

Installation using “Add New Plugin”

1. From your Admin UI (Dashboard), use the menu to select Plugins -> Add New
2. Search for ‘WordPress Ping Optimizer’
3. Click the ‘Install’ button to open the plugin’s repository listing
4. Click the ‘Install’ button

Activiation and Use

1. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
2. From your Admin UI (Dashboard), use the menu to select Options -> WordPress Ping Optimizer
3. Configure settings, and save

Ping Optimizer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Ping Optimizer required with latest version of the WordPress also ?

Answer: Update Services are tools you can use to let other people know you’ve updated your blog. WordPress automatically notifies popular Update Services that you’ve updated your blog by sending a XML-RPC ping each time you create or update a post. In turn, Update Services process the ping and updates their proprietary indices with your update. Now people browsing sites like Technorati or Sphere can find your most recent posts!

 

Comments

  1. Thomas says

    Do you have to manually ping with this plugin periodically? Or does WordPress at certain times? Because most of my pages are already created so I am wondering if the responsibility to ping is on me now? Thank you.

  2. Gizmo says

    Hi,

    thanks for the plugin it works great on many of my sites

    but now I tried it on a WordPress MU site and it doesn’t seem to work

    it gives the following error:

    “Plugin NOT upgraded properly. Please reactivate the plugin”

    tried deactivating and reactivating, but that didn’t solve it

    any suggestions?

  3. Riccardo says

    Hello WordPress plugin ping optimizer does not work properly.
    What is the reason??
    you need to set some parameters in wordpress?
    You should check some permission?
    thanks

  4. sujeet says

    hi pankaj,

    first i want to say thanks for the plugin. Actually i have one question that in most of the xml sitemap plugin have inbuilt feature to notify major search engine. So should we have to disable the feature in sitemap plugin also or leave it enabled with your’s plugin. As i think that with both feature enabled, it will create duplicate ping.

  5. Garry says

    Hi
    Great Plugin works extreamly well

    I have a question regarding the Ping Logs (I use multiple service URIs)
    I noticed that the logs do grow to quite a large size quite fast.

    Is it possible to Auto Clear the ping log, within the plugin script?.

  6. PakarNiaga.com (AMIN) says

    Thanks.. After a over 2 years, We try back to using this Pinging Optimizer for our
    blog.

    Hopefully it will improve pinging. :-)

    Regards,

    Amin Johar

  7. TJ says

    Thanks for the great plugin. Quick question: Is there any way to disable pinging for pages? I tried disabling all pinging, published a page, then re-enabled the plugin, but it just ended up pinging the page after I re-enabled anything.

    Better yet… I use the yoast wordpress seo plugin, and on pages/posts, it has an option to set pages as noindex and to “never” include them in the xml sitemap. Could you consider integrating your ping plugin to hook into the seo plugin and to not ping pages/posts that are set to noindex or are set to never be included in sitemaps?

    Thanks.

  8. Synthia says

    I have installed this plugin with out any problem. I have also add some other pinging service list. After publishing any will it automatically ping my post or i have manually click on ping now button. Thanks.

  9. Angelica says

    This piece of writing will help the internet users for building up new website or even a blog from
    start to end.

  10. VRS says

    I have WP installed in a subdirectory, and no folder “wp-content”, and “content”. After activating the plugin says “Plugin NOT upgraded properly. Please reactivate the plugin.” How to fix?

  11. Bruce says

    I am getting a lot of errors from the various sites on the ping list that read:
    could not be pinged. Error message: “transport error – could not open socket”
    and
    could not be pinged. Error message: “transport error – HTTP status code was not 200″

    Is there a way to fix this?

  12. Vivek Bhatt says

    that was marvelous information pankaj bro :) most importantly i like the way you presented. thank you and thx for providing this valuable information.

  13. mahadzira malaysia says

    hello pankaj,
    thanks for the plugin
    i have a question what is the value should be use to limit excessive pinging?
    Minute and Ping?
    Thxs pls reply ok.
    pls reply ok and i like your FB

  14. homefoodstorageJim says

    Getting an error, “Plugin NOT upgraded properly. Please reactivate the plugin.” I am on WP 3.3.1. How do I get it to work?

  15. peymankarimi says

    Ping Log

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 268435456 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 74 bytes) in /home/star2010/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1449

  16. Bob Johnson says

    I get error message when trying to access Settings for WordPress Ping Optimizer. “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page”

    I am running WP version 3.41 and WordPress Ping Optimizer 2.2

    Thank you

    • Bob Johnson says

      Ok, never mind. You can’t access the Settings through Plugin settings but instead through Dashboard, Settings, WordPress Ping Optimizer. Ok got it

  17. Humun says

    If a blog is already listed in the so called black list then how to recover? Is it safe to use with the latest version of wordpress?

  18. Subhash says

    If I write some ping services in the field “Separate multiple service URIs with line breaks:” WordPress Ping Optimizer tells me in seconds that there are pings outgoing. They continue until I delete them all. I had over 6 Million lines in thecorreponding table of my WP-database!

    Any suggestions?

  19. Joe says

    I just installed your plugin, and after activation, I cannot do any settings. It has the error :

    “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page”

    • Joe says

      Is it because I have CB Net Ping Optimizer ? I did deactivate it before installing your plugin, but not delete it.

      I think cb net also has an sql table …

      Any ideas, Pankaj ?

    • Dennis says

      I have v2.1 of the Ping Optimizer together with WordPress 3.4.1 and I see the same problem reported by peyman below. Here’s how:

      (1) Dashboard -> Posts ->All Posts -> [Edit any post, whether published or draft]

      (2) Press Preview Changes.

      A new browser opens with nothing but the following message:

      Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/25/7874425/html/blog/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-ping-optimizer/cbnet-ping-optimizer.php:620) in /home/content/25/7874425/html/blog/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 881

      I canot see the preview of the selected post at all.

      I also started to see problems with nextgen-gallery after updating PIng Optimizer. The slideshow feature of nextgen doesn’t work anymore.

      Looking forward to an update to Ping Optimizer.
      Thanks.

    • Pankaj Jha says

      This issue is resolved now. There was bug in 2.1 so I release WordPress Ping Optimizer 2.2 with all bug fix which is compatible with WordPress 3.4.1 latest

      • Dennis says

        Hi, Pankaj.

        I rolled out update v2.2. Now I don’t see the header warning anymore; in fact, the preview function works just as expected.

        With respect to nextgen-gallery, I still see the same problem. While the picture-list display works fine, the slideshow doesn’t. In the later mode, the browser simply busy-waits and the slideshow never starts.

        I really can’t tell if this issue is related with Ping Optimizer. I’m just following the lead in the comment Richard pointed out above – http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-nextgen-gallery-nextgen-195-high-jacks-wp-dashboard-top-space-with-ads

        Anyhow, thanks for the follow up!

        • Pankaj Jha says

          Yes you are right, the issue with WordPress Ping Optimizer has been rectify in 2.2 version, but I am not sure about the nextgen-gallery

  20. Carsten says

    After todays update my whole site was totally scrambled! Thanks for that shock. Will go back to the previous version.

    Please test your code properly next time before deployment.

    When is it safe to update again?

    • Pankaj Jha says

      Relay sorry for all the inconvenience you guys, bug is fixed now. Please go ahead and use the latest version.

  21. peyman says

    Update Version 2.1 Eroor PluginS
    Plugin Link Library Error:

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/shopcity/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-ping-optimizer/cbnet-ping-optimizer.php:620) in /home/shopcity/public_html/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 881

  22. Ruud says

    ping optimizer update 19 july 2012 crashes wordpress 3.4,
    disable the pluging and saving proceed.
    Take action would be nice ;-)

    • Name says

      Relay sorry for all the inconvenience you guys, bug is fixed now. Please go ahead and use the latest version. There was bug in 2.1 so new version WordPress Ping Optimizer 2.2 has been released with all bug fix which is compatible with WordPress 3.4.1 latest

  23. Reboot says

    Like other user says:

    Installed OK (no errors)

    Please give recommended settings for
    “Limit excessive pinging in short time”

    Ping at most ??? time(s) within ??? minute(s)

    Thanks!

  24. Arquiteto says

    I have installed this plugin in two sites and all went well. Now I installed it in a third site and get the message “you do not have sufficient permissions to access this page”. I’m logged in as administrator, so this should not appear.
    Anyone get this solved?

  25. izza says

    do i have to install cbnet ping optimizer along with this wordpress ping optimizer together or not?

    Please answer. Thanks

    • Pankaj Jha says

      wordpress ping optimizer have all the feature of cbnet ping optimizer so one of the plugin you can install.

  26. Charles says

    When I try to install Ping Optimizer, I get the message:

    The package could not be installed. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Invalid archive structure

    How can I install it?

  27. v says

    I’m having the same problem. Whenever I try to get to the settings I get the “you do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.” Don’t see a fix for that here. Does anyone know how to fix this?

  28. George says

    When I click “settings” after WordPress Ping Optimizer plugin being activated it gets back with a “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.” message. PLease, advise.

    • v says

      I’m having the same problem. Whenever I try to get to the settings I get “you do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.” Don’t see a fix for that here. Does anyone know how to fix this?

  29. rolo says

    Installed OK (no errors)

    Please give recommended settings for
    “Limit excessive pinging in short time”

    Ping at most ??? time(s) within ??? minute(s)

    Thanks!

  30. Crawford Harris says

    I tried 3 times to install and activate your plugin. Ech time I tried to activate it I received a fatal error message. Is anyone else experiencing this? I am using the latest version of WordPress.

  31. Jeremy Brown says

    When I try to install this plug-in it tells me that the file already exists. I am Using WP Dashboard and do not know where to go from here. I need this plug-in as my site has already been listed as spam by major Social Networking sites because of the overload of pings. PLease Help

    • Pankaj Jha says

      Most probably you have installed already the WordPress Ping Optimizer, the local path is “/wp-content/plugins/wordpress_ping-optimizer” where you can go and manually delete and re-install.

      For configuration go to the Setting->WordPress Ping Optimizer or you can see setting tab also in Active plugins page

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