WordPress Update Links Solved

Since the release of 1.5, WordPress has included an “update-links” program that you can call periodically to check the latest updated time of the links in your link roll. This program queries Pingomatic, which returns a list links and update times.

However, if the links in your database are of the format “http://www.timeistight.com,” the Pingomatic API won’t recognize them, even if the site pings Pingomatic religously; the Pingomatic API responds only to links without the “www,” e.g., “http://timeistight.com”.

I first caught this in the forums, and immediately went to my Links Manager. It worked! (Thunderous applause: Time Is Tight)

This solves the following posts: Update links, Not all blogs updating?

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan works at Automattic. He's also a cat whisperer. Sometimes…a photographer, and card magician.

8 thoughts on “WordPress Update Links Solved”

  1. w00t. Now I’m on your blogroll 😉

    Now all I have to do is sit and wait for the DNS settings for my blog to update as I changed hosts….


  2. Oh.
    wtf, I didn’t know about update-links ??!1 And since I had upgraded from 1.2 to 1.5 it now works, blogroll links updated \o/
    But, do you still have to call update-links manually ?


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