[resolved] How to show an excerpt of the originating article when use trackbacks?? (7 posts)

  1. sfu
    Posted 11 years ago #

    When you "trackback" an article from someone's blog, how do you show an excerpt of that article in your own post?? so confused, thanks a million.

  2. Mark Jaquith
    WordPress Lead Dev
    Posted 11 years ago #

    The software sending the trackback should provide the excerpt. If you Trackback another blog, WordPress will grab an excerpt from your post. If somone else sends you a Trackback, their software will excerpt their post.

    Pingback is different. With Pingback, the software receiving the ping does the work, by looking for the link on the other site and grabbing the surrounding text.

  3. sfu
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Thanks a lot, mark.

    In my case, actually both are wordpress blogs. But my post (which i wrote concerning an article on another wordpress blog) only shows my own text, no excerpt from the originating blog... kinda confused, please help!!

    btw, my blog is @ http://cmpt470.cs.sfu.ca/mx1/techeva/wordpress/

  4. sfu
    Posted 11 years ago #

    solved, thanks alot.

  5. Michael Bishop

    Posted 11 years ago #

    Just a suggestion, but explaining what "solved" included may help the next user as well.

  6. sfu
    Posted 11 years ago #

    oh, thanks for the reminding. what i mean "trackback" in my original question was actually the "backquote" feature of wordpress.

  7. hanmoai
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Would you give us more detailed explanation for yours, sfu? I am looking for what you wanted right now, but I couldn't find it. Please let us know. Thanks.

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