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[resolved] Trackback not working (9 posts)

  1. checkitdown
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've just started to notice that my trackbacks aren't working. My site is fairly new, so it's not a huge problem yet, but I'd like to get it fixed in case the site does eventually get popular. For example, if you were to go to the link belowand then click on the trackback from your site, I'm assuming that you'll get a 500 error.

    http://holdemauthority.com/blog/harrington-on-hold-em-volume-2

    Can anyone help me fix this? I'm relatively new to all this html & css stuff, so dumb it down as much as you can. Thanks!

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Do you mean sending trackbacks or receiving them ?

    I notice your comment form has no trackback link for people to use.

  3. checkitdown
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, I might want to clear that problem up first eh? How do I create a trackback link on my posts?

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Go here:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/TestTrack/2006/02/14/trackmeet/
    Look just above the comments and you will see Trackback URI

    If you right-click that, you should then be able to copy the link location. In case you can't, this is it:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/TestTrack/2006/02/14/trackmeet/trackback/

    Now go to your blog.
    Create a post and write a few words of whatever.
    Then scroll down under the text area you typed into - but without clicking anything.
    You should see a Trackbacks box.
    Into that box paste the Trackback URI
    Publish your post

    Then go to the TestTrack blog and see if your trackback arrives.

  5. checkitdown
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It appears that my trackback did arrive, I got this page to show up:

    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/TestTrack/2006/02/14/trackmeet/trackback/

    Now, how do I get a "trackback url" link location like the one you have on your site?

    I appreciate all the help, thanks.

    Joe

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just got a 500 error at your site.
    You need to add this:
    <a href="<?php trackback_url() ?>" rel="trackback"><?php _e('TrackBack <abbr title="Uniform Resource Identifier">URI</abbr>'); ?></a>
    inside the file comments.php

    Without seeing your theme though I can't be more exact.

  7. checkitdown
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Great - I don't know why I'm getting the 500 error all of a sudden - I've done nothing to change my site except for fiddling with this trackback thing.

    Try this site: http://holdemauthority.com/blog

    I've inserted the code you suggested, and am getting another 500 error. Maybe it has something to do with the theme itself? Or the fact that I've got a "more" tab on the article that I tried to work the trackback on? I don't know, just throwing out the only ideas I can think of.

    Thanks

    Joe

  8. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I see you got it working :)

  9. lmortimer
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi, podz, I just tried to ping your test site and it didn't work.

    What's the next step in troubleshooting?

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