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[resolved] How to use trackbacks (10 posts)

  1. carolinapanthers
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hello...I am new to the blog scene and I have no idea how to use trackbacks. I believe I understand what they do, but I do not know how to use them with my blog. When I post an entry, how do I know what URL to put in the trackback URI field?
    Thanks...

  2. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Most blogs will display somewhere a "Trackback URI", which you copy, and then paste into this field when composing a new entry. For example, this poston your blog has at the bottom of the post the following information:

    This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2005 at 9:16 am and is filed under Commentary. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

    I've removed all the links except the trackback, to make it clear which link you would copy-and-paste.

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There is also a basic intro on this Codex page:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blogging#Trackbacks

  4. carolinapanthers
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for your reply. I believe I understand now. Thanks much!!

  5. carolinapanthers
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    oh...one more...what file do I edit to remove the all the links except "trackback" like you suggested??

  6. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    comments.php

    You're using the default theme, so it will live in /wp-content/themes/default/

  7. carolinapanthers
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    weird...I had to edit single.php to get rid of the extra links except for trackback....I wonder what's up

  8. Marc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    h...one more...what file do I edit to remove the all the links except "trackback" like you suggested??

    That wasn't a suggestion by skippy to remove those links. That was done to make it easier to direct your attention to the correct link.

    I would suggest you leave them in (but it's your call). It would allow your readers to follow the discussion via the RSS feed.

  9. carolinapanthers
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i see.....thanks all...

  10. godwheel
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #


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