Multi URI Ping Plug-in for WordPress

Do you have a WordPress based weblog that used to have another address in the past or uses URL Redirection now? Do you have problem with “Update Services? and it seems as if they will never add your blog address to their update list?

With “Multi URI Ping Plug-in? you can easily ping Update Services with more than one URI when your blog get updated, Just Edit your weblog alternative addresses in Multi URI Ping option page in WordPress admin panel and you will see alternative addresses in Update Services recent update lists when your blog get updated.

There also is an Instant Ping option to help you ping update services manually through wordpress admin panel.

Here is a screenshot of the plug-in admin panel.

Multi URI Plug-in Admin Interface

WordPress Version Compatibility:

Tested on wordpress 1.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.2 and 1.6 alpha.


The latest version is 0.9. Click here to download it.

How to Install

Extract the archive and copy mps-multiping.php to your wordpress /wp-content/plugins/ directory and activate “WordPress Multi URI Ping? through your wordpress admin panel.

How to Use

Just login to wordpress admin panel and go to Options->Multi URI Ping page and edit the links in the text box.

Notice: You must be level 10 WordPress admin to access the page.

Change log

  • Ver 0.9 (October 24, 2005) : First Release.

How much should we extend web applications?

I’ve had an old problem pinging Updating Services ‘cause I didn’t use WordPress index file name when I started using WordPress 1.2.1 on my personal website , From then I used blogrolling manual ping form.

When WordPress 1.5 released with its unique Theme system, upgrading was my nightmare because of complex home page index file situation on my site.

My site had an index file introducing myself , some bios and a little bit about my projects. Both my static files and WordPress files are in the root directory , in WP 1.2 I renamed the WordPress main file to weblog.php and used index.php for static pages index. After upgrading to 1.5 I used .htaccess to make home.php the start page. The wordpress index file is index.php and there is a rewrite rule /weblog for accessing that. I also set up to be redirected to wordpress index file – so messy ? huh? – !

The problem started with Update Services, as people linked to my blog with different addresses through blogrolling, I should manually ping these addresses through blogrolling manual update form!

I finally decided to write a plugin to ping multiple URIs , After coding for couple of hours , the plugin was ready and worked properly , [I haven’t published that yet , I’ll do that in few days].

This plugin has an option page with a text box containg multiple weblog URI the user wants to ping when updating her/his blog. There also is an INSTANT PING button which can help user pinging Update Services instantly.

Now after testing plugin , I face to a question? Should we spread web application in depth like the job I did? Is it really necessary ? Should we force users to follow rules and standards or help them with adding such options to applications?