Autodetect Trackbacks (7 posts)

  1. VenomousKate
    Posted 10 years ago #

    MT has a feature that I really miss in WP. (But I'm never going back. Never! Never!!) Basically, it automatically detected any mention of my blog on another blog. I got it from ScriptyGoddess and loved the way it kept me aware of new blogs that had found mine. (Since I'm lazy when it comes to searching other ones out.)

    Any way to implement something similar in WP?

  2. Stephen Yeargin
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just some thoughts ...

    From what I can tell, it should be as easy as updating your template page to include a modified version of this code, switching MT variables out for WP ones. Of course, since it would be outside the 'Loop', I'm not sure whether or not it would work by virute of a simple template addition.

  3. I'm a bit lost here as to what you're asking for. My blog already notifies me of trackbacks. It's WP's default behavior to notify the admin of trackbacks. Is yours not working?

  4. VenomousKate
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Macmanx, trackbacks come through when someone links a specific entry. But there are times when someone simply writes a "hat tip" link to my main URL without linking a particular entry.

    What made ScriptyGoddess's script neat is that it notified me of those links that mentioned the blog without linking a specific entry. That way, I was able to go and say "thanks."

    Now I have to rely on Technorati to find out about those general links, and it's not terribly reliable.

  5. Odd. Whenever someone does that, I automatically receive a trackback on my blog's first entry.

  6. VenomousKate
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hm. I don't. (Guess my question makes that obvious, huh?)

    Any ideas why?

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