I have high Google Page Rank, and as a result of that, lots of spammers make trackbacks. Every day I have to delete them.
Will those trackbacks negatively affect my site’s SEO? How can I disable all trackbacks on my site?
I have run the following code in my MySQL admin and using the WordPress Manage DB plugin, but it shows me an error.
UPDATE wp_posts SET ping_status='closed' WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = 'post'; UPDATE wp_posts SET ping_status='closed' WHERE post_status = 'publish' AND post_type = 'page';
This can be solved using the Bulk Edit WordPress functionality.
Change the number of items to be shown in Screen Options, so you can select all posts/pages at once.
Two things worth noting in the Q&A pointed by @BartKarp:
There is the option to turn off trackbacks/pingbacks under
Settings > Discussion.
it has a link to a plugin by @chrisguitarguy. If you want to implement total blockage of trackbacks, use chris’.
DELETE FROM `wp_comments` WHERE `comment_type`="trackback"
Run Query from this plugin: wp-dbmanager