skippy at skippy.net
Tue May 24 16:00:48 GMT 2005
David House wrote:
> Looking at the source, it appears things get pinged when 'Publish' is
> pressed. So things are pinged when you click on the publish button,
> even if that post is future dated.
> That seems wierd ... revealing what the author does not want to be
> revealed until a certain time. I'm not bothered at all - it would be
> nice to put a definitive answer into the forums though.
Mark Jaquith wrote:
> I think that there should be a pseudo-cron service built into WP.
> events could be loaded up with scheduled times. As soon as the time for
> the post's display comes around, and the first person loads WP, the
> cron's scheduled time will be earlier than the current time, and the
> pings/trackbacks should be fired off. This pseudo-cron could run with
> one SQL query... SELECT * FROM `wp_cron` WHERE `time` < '$now';
> I agree that firing off trackbacks to a non-existent entry is bad. In
> fact, it's behavior that will get you blacklisted in many places.
"My new plugin, WP-Cron Future Pings, suppresses the default ping and
trackback action when you post a new item dated in the future. Then
(roughly) every 15 minutes the plugin checks to see if any future-dated
posts are now visible to readers. If they are, the pings and trackbacks
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