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    Hello! Usually the Incoming Links area of my Dashboard/Admin page displays the title of the blog linking to mine, as it does on my Technorati page. However, lately it’s been displaying random snippets of text from the linker’s blog entry. Any ideas what might be causing this? Perhaps a Technorati glitch?


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  • Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator

    It’s a Technorati glitch. They have been having numerous odd glitches since bringing Technorati v2 out of beta.

    THE FIX: (At least, how I made it work better for me)

    1. Go to Technorati and get a developer API key.
    2. Open the file /wp-admin/index.php in a text editor.
    3. Find the link to the technorati feed in that source code around line 88.
    4. Replace that line with this one (this is all one line, trust me):

    $rss = @fetch_rss('' . get_option('home') . '&type=weblog&format=rss');

    5. Insert the API key you obtained into the line above as marked.
    6. Save and enjoy.

    What works for me might not work for you, but at least the links won’t be totally wonky.

    Technorati API Docs:
    Technorati API Keys issued here:

    @ian2: Exactly what am I meant to infer from that link? That I didn’t search before I posted? Please point out the other thread that also offers a fix for this problem – or were you too lazy to search it out?

    Oh, yes, now I remember why I generally stopped posting here.

    … was just trying to help.

    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator

    Owen, thanks for the fix!

    I tried it but it didn’t work for me. I found if I replace the get_option(‘home’) to the original trailingslashit(get_option(‘home’)), that works!

    It worked! I incorporated Kirin Lin’s tweek and it works. Shew.

    I looks like it wasn’t a problem with WordPress but I guess Technorati changed their output format.

    ringmaster look at the posting times… they were less than a minute and 15 seconds apart.. i doubt ian 2 knew you were posting that before ian posted the link to search – which was probabally not meant for you, but for someone else to help search.

    I had a problem with the incoming links section – none showed up! Came across this post, and now it’s fixed.
    Thanks ringmaster! :=)

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