WordPress only Pinging Hourly?

Under the category of what was someone thinking!

When I read this morning that since the introduction of WordPress version 2.8 that WordPress only Pings sites once and hour I just could not believe. Can you imagine having the hottest news story of the year and when you publish your post that WordPress can wait as much as an hour before it pings the variety of sites telling them you have new content to be indexed.

This change was introduced obviously by someone that does not have a clue on how the real world web works these days. So a word of warning if you have published a couple of articles in a row and have a big scoop to publish you better post the scoop first so that it pings the quickest or hope someone comes out with a simple patch.

Note: PowerPress users do not need to worry we ping iTunes separately so this bug does not affect the updating of your show on iTunes.

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.

2 thoughts on “WordPress only Pinging Hourly?

  1. Well that is dumb. Thanks for pointing it out guys!

    I thought how the pinging was supposed to work was as soon as I published a post, it would go out and ping INSTANTLY. Just that blog post, and only once. That’s really all I ask, and really all I expected it to do. I don’t need to setup something like a stupid cron job that goes out every hour and pings sites.

  2. The ping feature in WordPress is worthless. I was unaware that it did not ping based on the blog post either. Say you write 2-3 blog posts in an hour, when it pings, the ping is going to use your latest blog post to ping with. I just looked at 2.6 and 2.7 source code, it appears to have the same behavior. Very disappointing.

    I spent a lot of time developing the ping solution in the RawVoice Generator to make sure the specific posts are pinged. For the longest time I thought WordPress was doing it better that I did.

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