Fix WordPress 2.9 Ping and Traceback Issues

Karen over at BlazingMinds ran into some issues with WordPress 2.9 that since the upgrade pings and tracebacks stopped working. A simple tweak to her cron.php solved the issue, the parameter that was changed is related to the timeout, so I assume the 1 ms timeout isn’t sufficient time to acquire or transmit a pingback in most cases.

Simply look for cron_url line and change 0.01 to 1 should resolve the issue if you are having similar problems.

$cron_url = get_option( ’siteurl’ ) . ‘/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron’;
wp_remote_post( $cron_url, array(‘timeout’ => 0.01, ‘blocking’ => false, ’sslverify’ => apply_filters(‘https_local_ssl_verify’, true)) );

Though I didn’t notice this issue myself, go read the post over at BlazingMinds and determine if you have the same issue and if this fix resolves yours as well.

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Justin Germino
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