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Permalinks and Trackbacks from another site on your site (6 posts)

  1. joelwalsh
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you reprint an article from another site, can you put the original URL as the permalink for the benefit of readers and others who are interested in the article? Can you do the same for the Trackback?

    So if on http://www.website1.com I reprint an article from http://www.website2.com, can I put website2.com/article as the permalink (not just technically but in the realm of blogging etiquette) and can I do the same for the trackback? What if the original website does not have a blog format for enabling pings etc.?

  2. oriecat
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Do you have permission to reprint these articles? Or do you mean just mentioning the article and directing people to it?

  3. joelwalsh
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    They're free-reprint Creative Commons-style articles. I mean reprinting the full text, but directing ultimate discussion of the article, as opposed to whatever it has to do with my site locally, to the original site.

    I don't know what you mean about mentioning the article and directing people to it--how would that be different from a link?

  4. joelwalsh
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Anyone????

    This is a pretty basic issue, I think. I can't have been the first person to have this question.

  5. No, you can't do that out of the box. Permalinks weren't designed to do that.

    Unless you want to create some custom code, best to just close comments and link to website2.com.

  6. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    joelwalsh, you should probably direct this to the author(s) of the articles in question.

    Hmm. Appears I misunderstood the thrust of the question....

    I think you could do this with .htaccess. I don't know that you could do this with the in-built wp permalinks. If you have permission from the original authors, no reason you couldn't do it through .htaccess.

    But don't ask ME how. I have not a clue. Sorry.

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