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Adding trackbacks after a post has been published? (6 posts)

  1. antifuse
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    MT has this feature, and it would be great if it could be added to WP... I've noticed that you can't edit a post, and enter more URLs to send trackbacks to. This is useful for me because on occasion I don't put the link to the correct, trackbackable post in my entry and I like to update after the fact.

  2. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    In addition, if you save a post as a draft, and come back later, the trackbacks are gone as well.
    I think it would be nice if the trackbacks were saved, and then only piged once the post is published (or edited).
    TG

  3. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    On my todo list, to do this right you need another field in the post table so there are a couple of steps involved. It's coming though. :)

  4. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    hrm.... what about a separate table all together, linked on the ID of the posting?
    parse out the URLs when saving, and store with the post ID. Then when pinging, it should be simple call to the DB to get the list, roll through it and ping them.
    Now I am questioning why do it that way.
    The only thing I can come up with is that you then don't run into a possible field size limitation. This would allow you to have a one (post) to many (trackbacks). But I could be way off as well.
    TG

  5. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It's not like we're going to be doing selects on that information or anything, it's probably going to be a text field in wp_posts with URIs seperated by newlines.

  6. BoBB
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So just to clarify, not only is the ability to save trackback URI's through saving drafts, but also to ping a trackback after the initial posting? I would imagine something like having two fields, one for saved and unpinged URI's and one for saved and pinged URI's, that way you could always list all the URI's trackbacked and not reping them if you need to edit your post.

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