[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #6698: Closing comments on old posts causes trackbacks

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Thu Dec 11 05:12:59 GMT 2008

#6698: Closing comments on old posts causes trackbacks
 Reporter:  lapcat                    |        Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect                    |       Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal                    |    Milestone:  2.8      
Component:  Administration            |      Version:  2.3.2    
 Severity:  normal                    |   Resolution:           
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion dev-feedback  |  
Changes (by vladimir_kolesnikov):

  * keywords:  => 2nd-opinion dev-feedback


 Replying to [comment:1 jacobsantos]:
 > This needs to be reproduced in order to find where the mistake is
 located. Not going to be a fun process.

 :-) I think it is easy. When we save the post, edit_post() invokes
 wp_update_post() which finally calls wp_insert_post(). If wp_insert_post()
 succeeds, it will fire 'publish_post' event (we are talking about
 published posts which gets modified later).

 publish_post event is handled by _publish_post_hook. If you take a look at
 it, it does this:

         if ( get_option('default_pingback_flag') )
                 $wpdb->insert( $wpdb->postmeta, $data + array( 'meta_key'
 => '_pingme' ) );
         $wpdb->insert( $wpdb->postmeta, $data + array( 'meta_key' =>
 '_encloseme' ) );
         wp_schedule_single_event(time(), 'do_pings');

 So if default_pingback_flag is on, WP will schedule pings. It doesn't
 matter what we do - turning comments off or changing post title - this
 hook will be triggered.

 The only workaround I see right now (maybe need to think more), is modify
 wp_insert_post() from

         if ( isset($to_ping) )
                 $to_ping = preg_replace('|\s+|', "\n", $to_ping);
                 $to_ping = '';



         if ( isset($to_ping) && get_option('default_pingback_flag') )
                 $to_ping = preg_replace('|\s+|', "\n", $to_ping);
                 $to_ping = '';

 What do you think?

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6698#comment:2>
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