Use WordPress for Private Torrent Tracker

I wanted to setup my own private tracker so I could have people use my WordPress site to download files via bitTorrent that were hosted on my local bitTorrent client PC.

This was fun and easy to do.

Setup a WordPress site and add a few plugins:

  • katracker (the tracker)
  • wp-add-mime-types (to allow .torrent files to be uploaded)
  • ultimate-member (to keep it secure to members only)
  • um-recaptcha (if you don't know then you are in the wrong place)

Katracker has a few settings...

Create a torrent in your bitTorrent client with the proper announce URL from your site (to keep it private uncheck DHT and both peer settings and check initial seeding), upload the file, viola!