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Pingbacks/Trackbacks (15 posts)

  1. laling
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Okay I was wondering about pingbacks and trackbacks, what are they, and what does it do?

  2. midori
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Midori, that would be nice if someone had put some content into the Pingback and Trackback section of the the Intro to Blogs.
    Laling, this article is a bit dated, but should be sufficient: http://ln.hixie.ch/?start=1033171507&count=1

  4. blu_matt
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I understand the whys and wherefores about trackback and pingback, but it would be incredibly useful if someone could point me in the direction of somewhere that explains where one is to use these URIs.
    Thanks muchly.

  5. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    blu_matt - it is Allow Pings, and it just pings.
    You should see the 'Trackback URI' box under the main posting area on the left. If you don't, what browser do you use ?

  6. blu_matt
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    podz - Thanks re: Allow Pings and ping-only-ness.
    There's no "Trackback URI" form option on the posting area at all. :-/
    Browser is Firefox 1.0 release on WinXP.
    WP is 1.21, few plugins, no hacks.
    P.S. Thanks for the help, blimey you lot are sharp!

  7. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Very odd......... it should look something like this:
    http://wordpress.org/about/shots/1.2/advanced-post.png

  8. blu_matt
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ah. No, it's definately nothing like that. Do I need a plugin or hack to get this functionality, or should it come out of the box?
    Mine looks like this: http://www.blu-matt.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/wp-no-trackback.png

  9. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It should be out of the box ...
    Did you upgrade to 1.2.1 ?

  10. blu_matt
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yes, a few days ago. I'll download and update again, and see if that fixes it. I was just downloading the wp-admin and other folders just now to see if the input was in there somewhere, but commented out or something. I'll post back how I get on.
    Any further advice appreciated, and that's for all the help so far.

  11. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I would just upload new /wp-admin files - no need for the rest.
    It could be that overwriting failed if the original files were not deleted first.

  12. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Odd... not come across this before - at least it's fixed :)

  13. blu_matt
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yep, thanks! I think I must have selected "no trackbacks" when I installed, but it seems strange that there's no mechanism to change this option outwith the installation routine.
    Woo. And yay! And such.

  14. mholtman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Correct me if i am wrong, but isn't there a basic and advnaced editor for entering posts? Might the basic editor not have the Trackback box? All i know is that I use the advanced editor option and have never had an issue.

  15. faramir
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i usually use the basic editor. and the trackback box is already included.

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