Refback

Description

Refback is a linkback method that works using the standard HTTP Referer header. Like pingbacks, trackbacks, and webmentions, it attempts to present links of other sites that have linked to you.
Unlike other methods, the other site requires no additional support. The implementation works exactly as the other linkbacks do in WordPress.

FAQ

Why not use Webmentions?

Webmentions are preferable, however, webmentions must be supported by the sender

How can I send and receive Redbacks?

On the Settings –> Discussion Page in WordPress:

  • Activate receiving refbacks by checking the “Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks) on new articles” option.
How do I supporting refbacks for my custom post type?

When declaring your custom post type, add post type support for refbacks by either including it in your register_post_type entry or adding it later using add_post_type_support. This will also add support for receiving pingbacks and trackbacks as WordPress cannot currently distinguish between different linkback types.

Contributors & Developers

“Refback” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

Project and support maintained on github at dshanske/wordpress-refback.

1.0.0

  • Initial release based on the Webmention plugin