WordPress: How to Delete Trackbacks Easily

Posted December 12, 2006 by johnnythawte in Internet

If you’ve had a blog up and running for a while, you will probably have dozens or hundreds of trackbacks mixed in with the real comments. Follow this recipe for an easy way to find and delete just the trackbacks.


1) Login to your wordpress administration page.

2) Click on Manage, and then Comments.

3) Click on the Mass Edit Mode link below the search box.

4) Type in […] into the search box. That’s a square bracket, 3 periods, and then a closing square bracket.

5) Click Invert checkbox selection at the bottom, and then Delete All. (you should scan through the list just to make sure)

That will delete all of the trackbacks!

The Conversation

Follow the reactions below and share your own thoughts.