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  • I’ve been searching for instructions on how to use trackback in WP. Does anyone know of a simple(ish) guide to how to set about this? If not, could someone put me out of my misery?

    Many thanks

    (Oh and happy Christmas)

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  • The object is to “further the discussion.” If a visitor to your blog reads a post and notes a permalink (explained below) to another post on a related or same subject they can also read that post.

    The simple version:

    You have a post on baking bread, for example (Blog A), another blog (B) also has a post on the same subject. On blog B there will be (or should be) a “TrackBack URL” listed.

    Copy that URL and place it in the “Send trackbacks” box below the text section of your edit/write post page. The trackback will be sent when you publish the post.

    A word about etiquette: As a general rule the person sending the trackback should place somewhere within their post a mention and link (The permalink on their post) of the blog the TB was sent to.

    Something like, “John of Blog B also has a good article on baking whole wheat bread.”

    That can take any form you like, whatever fits your style of writing and the post it’s contained in. As I said that is the general rule and many bloggers if they receive a TB and note there is not permalink of his blog in your post they may deleate the TB.

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