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Does WordPress automatically trackback linked sites? (6 posts)

  1. monkinetic
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I could swear that I've seen this behavior, but I cannot find confirmation anywhere in the docs or elsewhere online, nor in the source. I've found the pingback code, but I swear that my site has sent trackbacks to sites I've linked to. Am I crazy or is this actual behavior?

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You're not crazy.

  3. monkinetic
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Maybe I should have included "can someone please 'splain me where WordPress does this automagical trackbacking?"

  4. Glenn Ansley
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Do you mean in the options/discussion?

  5. monkinetic
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    No, in the source code. I've got somme ideas for extending WordPress' trackback support, but in order to do that I need to understand how it all works, and I'm having some trouble tracing it all.

    I've found the pingback support, but cannot find where/if WordPress does trackbacks for links in the body of the post, which is the behavior I could swear I've seen before.

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    yes it does (but to be more correct, it pings, it doesnt send a trackback) (both replies above have said that, more or less), what are you looking for? the name of the function?

    start with spawn_pinger @ line 1024 in fucntions.php .. thats where it starts.

    ex'splain to me doesnt say much.

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