[wp-hackers] When a ping is sent ?

Andy Skelton skeltoac at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 16:10:01 GMT 2005

On 12/20/05, Jeff Minard <jeff at jrm.cc> wrote:
> Why not just hook into the shutdown function? That option operates after
> sending all client data, would have no impact on either user, and
> wouldn't require spawning another thread/database connection/etc.

It doesn't actually work the way you think. Test it out sometime.

> Regardless -- didn't this all get moved to the admin footer? Launched in
> an iframe? I was under the impression that 2.0 put a "toping" postmeta
> on a post at post time, and then the admin footer would list all the
> "toping" posts and deal with them.

Yes, that stood for a while in 1.6. It was discovered that the iframe
loading time impacted the user experience, sometimes to a point of

If you have empirical data showing the new pinger to be inferior to
either of those methods, please bring it forward :-)


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