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Trackbacks broken in 1.5? (36 posts)

  1. datter
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Since updating to 1.5 my trackbacks seem to be broken. That is to say if I add a trackback to another blog on my site, my post does not show up in the trackbacks section of that other blog.

    Are there any reports of this not working with 1.5 or have I just broken something on my own?

    datter
    http://www.datter.com

  2. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Podz has a site setup where you can test trackbacks....

    htpp://tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/Trident/

  3. datter
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Great link, I tried it and it is indeed broken. The trackback doesn't seem to go out from my site to the other one.. I checked in the moderation queue there as well. Any idea what might be wrong now, that wasn't wrong in 1.2? (they worked fine then)

    thanks
    datter

  4. Sphyr
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Tested it; trackbacks don't appear on the target site.

    I'm not php-savvy enough to fix it; all I can do is wait for a fix. I know this was a thorn after 1.2 and trackbacks were broken.

  5. Ryan Boren
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Try this fix. This version of functions.php has that fix included. Replace your existing functions.php with it.

  6. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've kept up with the updates after the release of 1.5 and just tested an outgoing trackback and my install did send the trackback, so try the fix ryan mentioned.

  7. gslin
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've tried ryan's fix, then tried to trackback http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/Trident/archives/2005/02/22/another-darned-test/trackback/, but it failed.

  8. scenic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    same here... I put in the extra carriage return and linefeed and still no joy. I tried a different trackback URL as well. I can't spend time on this right now, but can capture this to the debug log and pass that on later.

  9. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You might also need other files besides that one that have been updated. With the latest files, my TB is working.

  10. datter
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ryans fix seems to have done it for me, thanks very much.

  11. Sphyr
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    By "With the latest files," where can I pick up the rest of them? I headed over to where the nightlies use to be, but I don't know where these "latest files" are kept.

  12. Sphyr
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I put in Ryan's fix and trackbacked the tamba2 link above and it works fine. It doesn't appear on the site since it's moderated, so you have to login and view comments to see it. Login credentials are supplied on the tamba2 website.

  13. pericat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thank you, Sphyr! I was tearing my hair out; especially since datter's showed up while I was refreshing the post I'd sent the TB to.

  14. WhollyHis
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I tried Ryan's fix and tested using Podz's site above but it wasn't working for my blog.

    I'm using the standard install of 1.5 (downloaded and upgraded on 2-17-05 if that makes a difference in figuring out which files might be "bad"). I'm using a relatively heavy modification of the GreenTracks theme but I'm not sure that's relevant.

  15. Fahrvergnuegen
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Tried the latest download (2-22-05), which has Ryan's fix in it and trackback still did not work in either direction. I am using a subdomain and that might have something to do with it -- maybe the URLs get resolved wrong.

  16. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i found that I needed to trackback to my "posturl/trackback" in order for it to work. I couldn't just have it link to my post url.

  17. mkgago
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    just out of curiosity...wouldn't it be easier to test trackbacking by trackbacking one of your own posts to another of your own posts on the same site? that way, you'll be able to make sure that the trackback link your site presents works, and you'll be able to see that trackbacks to other places work.

  18. scenic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    mkgago, sure, as long as pingbacks are turned off...

  19. mkgago
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    or, with pingbacks on, you could just delete the trackbacks after they appear. if you're doing this to posts that are 4 months old, I doubt anyone will notice...

  20. WhollyHis
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Okay, mine started working suddenly and I have no idea why.

  21. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    mkgago,
    Yes, that would be a good idea, but what if it doesn't work? How do you know if it's a problem with the outgoing part or the incoming part?

  22. macro
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Wow! That fix actually did fix my outbound trackbacks (inbound trackbacks have worked for a while now), which haven't worked since 1.2 for me. I don't think my outbound pings work yet though. How would I know for sure?

  23. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  24. pericat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    mkgago, TB/PB can work between two weblogs on the same domain and not work otherwise. Back in the day, I tested trackbacks between my regular weblog and my photolog, and all seemed just fine, and it wasn't. Neither could reach another site.

  25. macro
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If I'm supposed to be able to login to see if my trackbacks are in the moderation queue, what's the login info?

  26. orry
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Trackbacks from other sites to my blog works fine, but outgoing ones won't show up at the remote blog. Just tried Trident's site and my post it's not on the site or in the moderations quene. What could be the reason for this problem?

    How can I check if pingbacks work? I mean, they don't really show up anywhere do they?

  27. Heatsink
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Umm..I replaced my functions.php file and now when I go to my blog, it's not there. I just get a dump of the functions.php file...

    Help

  28. Heatsink
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oh..heh. Disregard. Sometimes I forget how spectacularly stupid I can be.

    The fix works fine for me now!

    THanks

  29. colinj
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm getting on again off again outgoing trackbacks.

    I tried using the URL listed here as a test but that doesn't work. But I have successfully posted trackbacks to friends blogs hosted on typepad.

    I'm confused.

    I have downloaded the nightly build for April 2nd and put those files in place.

  30. ddman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Still can't get TB/PB working at all, incoming or outgoing. Installed WP on 3/5/05, Confirmed that my functions.php is identical to the one Ryan posted. Anyone still having these problems???

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