Recommended WordPress Ping List for 2016

I get a lot of people asking me what sites I ping in WordPress. So I have decided to simply publish the list I use. This is a list I have been using for years and it works great. I will make sure to keep this list up to date as things change.

What Does Pinging Do?

When you ping a service it notifies the world that your blog, website, RSS feed, or podcast has recently been updated or created.

If you are using Yoast SEO, there is no need to Ping Yahoo or as the plugin does it for you. Also, if you are submitting a sitemap file to Google and Bing (which you should be), you also don’t need to bother pinging them.

My WordPress Ping List

My list is a compilation of the XML-RPC Ping Services from and  Vladimir’s WordPress Ping List, the founder of ManageWP. This is just one of my strategies I use to get my blog posts indexed within 24 hours of posting. I don’t recommend over pinging as this can lead to site penalties.

Here is a txt version of my WordPress Ping List with the line breaks removed.

Where Do I Add this in WordPress?

Step 1

First copy my ping list above.

Step 2

In WordPress, go to “Settings > Writing.”

wordpress writing

Step 3

At the bottom there is a section for “Update Services.” By default in WordPress they have Delete whatever you have in there and paste the list above.

wordpress update services

As always I would love to hear what you think or maybe you have a ping list already? I would love to see it.

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  4. Sir I have a Network setup of wordpress and did’t found the location to add the update services to ping. Can you help me to find it?

  5. Thanks for this tutorial guide and well working ping site lists. I have done this by your step by step guide. Thanks a lot for this It was really grate and helpful for me.


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