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Troubleshooting to date - Trackback / Pingback (3 posts)

  1. DougYITBOS
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This isn't a new issue.
    But in the interest of condensing the troubleshooting already done here's the issue.

    I am running a WP 2.1 blog.
    It has a custom theme.

    I have enabled the following options:
    - Attempt to notify any Weblogs linked to from the article (slows down posting.)
    - Allow link notifications from other Weblogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.)
    - Allow people to post comments on the article
    - Comment author must fill out name and e-mail

    I am using the following plugins.
    Akismet 2.0
    Bad Behavior 2.0.9
    CaptCha! 2.5d

    In my theme I have added the following code to the single post page:
    <!--<?php trackback_rdf(); ?> -->
    and I have added the meta tag
    <link rel="pingback" href="http://mydomain.com/xmlrpc.php" />
    In my header I have also included the following code:
    <?php wp_head(); ?>

    My site SENDS OUT Trackbacks and Pingbanks Just fine.
    However it's not GETTING ANY.

    I can get the incoming Trackbacks and Pingbanks to work if I disable ALL the plugins and also Undo the "Comment author must fill out name and e-mail" option.

    If I turn on Akismet everything still works - but I must still Undo the "Comment author must fill out name and e-mail" option.

    Incoming Trackbacks and Pingbanks fail if anything besides Akismet is enabled.
    And if the name/email required option is chosen.

    (Akisment does not have to be on for other plugins to get in the way of Trackbacks and Pingbanks Bad Behavior messes it up all on it's own. Even when name/email is NOT required.

    Obviously this is less than ideal.
    I know of sites that require name and email, and use Akismet and Bad Behavior. They get Trackbacks and Pingbanks Just fine.

    I am at a loss here.

    Anybody that requires email and name that can get trackbacks ... I'd love to hear your thoughts.

    If you use any combination of Akismet,Bad Behavior, and CaptCha! and can get trackbacks ... I'd love to hear your thoughts.

    Anybody with any insight at all...I'd love to hear your thoughts.

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Try disabling CaptCha.

    I use Akismet and Bad Behavior and can receive pingbacks and trackbacks just fine. Occasionally, they get flagged as spam by Akismet, but not always.

    Also, I *do* have "Comment author must fill out name and e-mail" enabled. Hasn't caused a problem.

    Might want to check the database for Bad Behaviors logs and see if it's blocking the pings/tracks. It will have an entry if it did block them, and might explain why. Check the Bad Behavior site for more info on what the rather esoteric blocking messages mean.

  3. DougYITBOS
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I can get pingbacks to work in this scenario - but not trackbacks.

    Another weird thing...
    I expected two Bad Behavior tables - one log table and the "main" table.

    I only have the "wp_bad_behavior" table - it seems to track EVERYTHING even admin page requests that work just fine so I'm not sure it's a list of blocks. This table doesn't seem to have a "deny reason" type field.

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