Pinging Web Logs and Updating Services in WordPress

Today I gave a friend my list of web logs I like to ping. If you’re not familiar with pinging as far as blogging is concerned, it is a method for your blog to let other web blog directories know that you’ve published a new post. If you don’t ping sites to let them know you have new content, then your post will not get picked up until a web crawling app crawls your site. I personally like things to be instant, which is why I love weblog pings.

In WordPress, these ping sites are saved in a field titled Updating Services. Each Service (or weblog, as I like to call it) URL is entered on a new line. Here’s my list of weblogs I currently ping when I publish a new post. one is the default value., andĀ I believe are the most important sites to ping. I still include some others as you see above to get the most bang for my ping.

You can learn more about this topic on the Update Services page on

What sites do you ping and why?

Welcome to Plugins: The WordPress Plugins Podcast

Welcome to Plugins, The WordPress Plugins Podcast.

The Plugins Podcast aims to cover one WordPress plugin each week with occasional interviews of plugin developers as well as with heavy plugin users. Normal episodes will aim to be between 10-15 minutes in mp3 format.

This podcast is hosted by Angelo Mandato, a seasoned software programmer, web developer and network administrator. Angelo’s currently the CIO of RawVoice, the company behind the Blubrry Podcasting Community. He’s been working with PHP since the Winter of 2000 and started using WordPress for his personal blog since April of 2005. Angelo’s developed 4 WordPress plugins, 2 of which are publicly available: Subscribe Sidebar and Blubrry Powerpress.

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